STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Around The Horn >> Low key ’22 hoopster recruit roll call
Going around the horn across the state to check in with some intriguing hoopsters in the stacked-to-the-gills Class of 2022:
Max Burton (6-8 F Williamston) — Workhorse on the wing, will of champion.
Mason Docks (6-0 G Williamston) — Wow factor by the boatload, best point guard in the area. (Pictured)
Ethan Dunn 6-10 F/C East Lansing) — Fastest-rising big in the area.
Mehki Ellison (Flint Carman-Ainsworth 5-10 G) — So much hustle and flow at the point it’s downright scary.
Carmelo Harris (Flint Beecher 6-0 G) — The next big thing in Beecher baller country.
Charlie Bell, Jr. (Flint Beecher 6-4 G) — Just scratching the surface on his potential, expect a breakout offseason and 2021 campaign.
Reichen Lund (Linden 6-0 G) — All the right moves just like his brother.
D.J. Voltz (Carrolton 6-3 G) — An electric playmaker and genuine shake-and-bake specialist.
Chris Smith (Arthur Hill 6-5 F) — Rugged frontcourt prospect, plays bigger than his size.
Damarquss Palmreuter (Reese 6-0 G) — Jolt of energy out of the backcourt, cagey competitor.
Bryson Huckeby (Freeland 6-4 G) — Super underrated prospect on the hardwood filling it up from the perimeter and equally so on the gridiron as a quarterback, venomous with the game on the line in either sport.
Jack Karasinski (Grand Rapids Catholic Central 6-6 G/F) — Top wing prospect on the state’s westside, ice in his veins.
Kyler Vanderjagt (Grand Rapids Northview 6-3 G) — Emerging two-sport star, TNT-like explosiveness shooting the rock, attacking the tin and chucking the pigskin from the pocket as a quarterback in the fall.
Grant Pikkart (Portage Central 6-5 G/F) — Brimming with ballerdom, coldblooded customer in every way, complete and balanced skill set.
Thomas Dillard (Kalamazoo Central 6-3 G) — Too-hot-to-handle, too-cold-to-hold type.
Brady Titus (Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian 5-10 G) — Fearless floor general, picture of consistency.
Ashton Atwater (Ostego 6-1 G) — Quick and efficient, pit bull mentality at the combo guard spot.
Tyler DeGroote & Ty Rykes (6-6/6-6 Schoolcraft F) — Typhoon of terror tandem of wings who can do it all; they can make it rain from deep, can guard multiple positions, can facilitate from the top of the key and finish at the rack.
ANN ARBOR AREA
DeCourion “DC” Temple (Ypsilanti Lincoln 6-7 F) — Active and athletic in the post, pogo-stick hops.
Luke Hanifan (Chelsea 6-2 G) — Something special brewing in Bulldog country with this cool-handed playmaker. … Will probably start at QB this fall for the school’s football squad.
Carson Cooper (Jackson Northwest 6-9 F/C) — Massive upside with this Nor-West Nasty in the frontcourt.
Trey Lewis (Ferndale 6-4 G) — About to go 0-100 in his recruiting, smooth operator tickling the twine.
Tharren “Squally” Hill (Detroit Pershing 6-0 G) — Tough as nails, definition of crafty.
Charles Turner (Detroit U-D Jesuit 6-5 G/F) — Straight cash money in the making, the next hoop star in Cubbyland.
Matt Coffey (Mt. Clemens 6-7 F) — Quiet assassin out of the frontcourt, does all the little things right, tremendous value as a recruit.
Cooper Craggs (Novi Detroit Catholic Central 6-7 F) — Most underrated prospect in the Catholic League, lethal weapon of an inside-outside threat.
UP NORTH/UPPER PENINSULA
Zach Carlson (Ishpeming Westwood 6-0 G) — The No. 1 underclassmen in the UP in ’20, lots of Great North swagger in his game.
Evan Solomon (Charlevoix 6-2 G) — Maybe the best player in his class you’ve never heard of, gets heated in a hurry.
Dylan Cragg (Grayling 6-4 G) — The straw that stirs the drink in G Town, an new g with an OG style of play.
— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN