Posted On: 06/30/17 4:04 PM
While performing well during the AAU season is perhaps the best way to catch interest from coaches, the month-long break from AAU throughout June can be just as effective. Performing at a high level in front of coaches at team camps as well as certain individual camps can earn scholarships just as AAU can. There were a handful of very talented players from around the state that earned either their first or first couple scholarship offers this June. Also, some of Michigan’s top recruits made their college decisions and committed over the course of June. Below are some players who I believe had super successful months:
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Rashad Williams (2018, Wayne Memorial) – Williams put up monster numbers for his high school team this June. It seemed like every night he played there was news about him having another 25, 30 or even 40 point game. In addition to putting up numbers, he helped lead his team to the Toledo Summer League championship, winning the MVP of the league at the same time. Stellar play was not the only thing Williams found success in, however – just last night he announced he received an offer from Kent State University. Look for him to have a huge year this upcoming prep season and continue picking up those D1 offers.
Harlond Beverly (2019, Southfield Christian) – Beverly’s recruitment has started to blow up over the past month or two. He has all the physical abilities and skills needed to be a D1 player at any level – it’s only a matter a time until he gets that high major offer. In the past few days alone, he’s received offers from Oral Roberts and Detroit Mercy. Besides the offers, Beverly had a great month this June with excellent play at a couple different teams camps. Look for him to emerge as a star this upcoming prep season.
Carrington McCaskill (2019, Renaissance) – McCaskill makes this list because he received his first D1 offer early in June. This can be accredited too his solid play during the spring AAU season. He’s 6’6″ and an elite athlete, so he’s got all the physical abilities to play at any level. He’s just now starting to get recognition, so if he plays at a high level in July and through this prep season look for him to continue to receive those D1 offers.
Romeo Weems (2019, New Haven) – Weems had a different month of June than most. Instead of playing with his high school team, he was playing for Team USA 16u and winning a gold medal. In addition to being a big part of the gold-medal winning team, Weems also picked up an offer from Michigan. When you combine those two accomplishments, it’s pretty hard to find anybody who had a more successful month. Look for Weems to continue his dominance both in AAU in July and heading into this upcoming prep season.
Markeese Hastings (2018, Godwin Heights) – Hastings make this list because he received his first D1 offer from the University of Wyoming. He had a solid AAU spring, finding success after making the switch from The Family to 1Nation. His high school team, Godwin Heights, is one of the more talented teams in the state, so look for him to have a successful prep season. As far as the remainder of AAU goes, if Hastings can play at a high level throughout July I wouldn’t be surprised to see him pick up a couple more offers.
Mark “Rocket” Watts (2019, Old Redford) – Watts’ 2017 has been successful to say the least. He picked up multiple mid and high major D1 offers throughout the spring AAU season, including a Michigan State offer, and continued to ride this wave of success into June. During the month of June, he put up big numbers in summer leagues/team camps. In addition to stellar play, he received offers from Texas Christian University and the University of Michigan. Watts is highly ranked in many different scouting services’ national rankings – in our rankings we have him at number 2 for 2019s in Michigan and 96 nationally. Barring anything unexpected, he will continue his high-level play through July and into this upcoming prep season.
Seth Millner (2018, Grand Rapids Christian) – Millner makes this list makes as he received his 2nd and 3rd offers from Detroit Mercy and Arkansas-Little Rock, respectively. He had a quiet but solid spring AAU season, not because lack of production but more so because teammate Gabe Brown was grabbing most of the attention. Millner has all the ability to play D1 and will likely receive a few more offers before it’s all said and done. The best part about his game is that he can be an impact player without having to be the number one option. He’s one of those guys who seems like he’s always ready when you need him. With former teammates Xavier Tillman and James Beck heading off to college (Michigan State, Oakland, respectively), Millner will pair with fellow D1 teammate Duane Washington this upcoming prep season. Look for him to have sort of a breakout year as one of the top 2 options.