STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s Michigan Boys Basketball Class of 2022 Power Rankings
The top players in the 2022 class in Michigan:
1 Emoni Bates (Ypsilanti Lincoln F) — Best player in America, bar none.
2 Ty Rodgers (Grand Blanc F) — Perfect combo of power and finesse on the wing.
3 Javaughn Hannah (Mt. Clemens G) — Game-changer in the open court who always makes a splash anytime he steps on the floor, the definition of a finisher.
4 Fletcher Loyer (Clarkston G) — Mr. Automatic, most consistent, fundamentally-sound shooter in the state regardless of grade, natural scorer with ice in his veins.
5 Jack Karasinski (Grand Rapids Catholic Central F) — The quintessential west-side gritty gunner and rise-and-grind specialist.
6 Kareem Rozier (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s G) — Maybe the most pure point guard in the whole state, a true pace-setter and coach on the court.
7 Trey Lewis (Ferndale G) — Coldblooded playmaker, smooth operator on the perimeter, tough-nosed competitor.
8 Jason Drake (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s G) — Quiet assassin in a crowded, star-studded backcourt.
9 Orlando Lovejoy (Romulus Summit Academy G) — Straight up scoring machine, lots of sizzle to his game.
10 (tie) Rylan Bowens (Detroit Cass Tech F) — Crazy upside, blast of energy in the frontcourt, with a closer mentality.
10 (tie) Chansey Willis (Detroit King G) — Prototypical PSL guard, moxie, motor and a mountain of primetime playmaking ability.
Another dozen (in alphabetical order):
Thomas Dillard (Kalamazoo Central F)
Mason Docks (Williamston G)
Carmello Harris (Flint Beecher G)
David Hughes (Detroit Edison F/C)
Isaiah Jones (Flint Carman-Ainsworth G)
Genesis Kemp (Grand Rapids Catholic Central F/C)
Peyton LaCombe (Ludington F)
Juwan Maxey (Detroit Renaissance G)
Kyler Vanderjagt (Grand Rapids Northview G)
Keegan Wasilk (Clarkston G)
Jacob Wallace (Williamston F)
— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN