Holiday Wish List: Class of 2019

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Posted On: 12/22/17 9:38 AM

As we enter the holiday season kids and adults alike have wish lists.  This is a list of things they may want or wish they had during the holiday season.  Every basketball coach could use a Holiday Wish List that encompasses the types of players they would want in their lineup.  We’re going to take a look at a wish list, along with a player from the 2019 class that fulfills that wish.

LEADER:  B. Artis-White (PG, Canton)

As a third year varsity player he has a plethora of experience.  B. Artis White engages his teammates and leads both vocally and by example.

REBOUNDER:  Mike Fletcher (PF, Flint Carman Ainsworth)

This young man is as strong as they come and he uses his strength to crash the boards.  Fletcher can go over, around, and through traffic to grab a ball off the glass.  He seems to read the ball of the rim and always be in position for a rebound.

SCORER:  Rocket Watts (CG, Old Redford)

Watts can just flat out score.  He has no limit on his range and is explosive offensively.  Watts can score at all three levels and can put up points in a hurry.  If he gets hot…..WATCH OUT.

THREE POINT SHOOTER:  Zach Goodline (PG, Coloma)

Goodline is one of the best shooters in Michigan regardless of class.  He has already reached the 1000 point mark and will continue to add to that.  He shoots a very high percentage from three point range.

POST DEFENDER:  Nolan Foster (C, Mattawan)

At 6-11, Foster is big, strong, and tough.  When he is vertical, it’s nearly impossible to go over him.  His strength makes it difficult to back him down or get post position.  Foster fills lanes well and makes it difficult for guards to attack the basket.

PERIMETER DEFENDER:  Charles Anderson-Louie (CG, Warren Woods Tower)

Anderson-Louie is fast and strong.  He can match up with multiple positions and create chaos for offensive players.  He uses his body well and has a knack for forcing a turnover.

ATHLETE:  Myron Gardner (SF, Detroit Loyola)

Gardner can run fast, jump high, and make plays that the average athlete can’t.  His athleticism allows him to get to the basket and get open looks.

FINISHER:  Harlond Beverly (CG, Southfield Christian)

Beverly is quick and can always create a look at the basket.  He shoots at a high percentage because he gets good looks at the hoop and can finish from anywhere.

FLOOR LEADER:  Drew Lowder (PG, Ann Arbor Pioneer)

Lowder is a do-it-all point guard that can fit in any type of offense.  Need a bucket?  Lowder will get it.  Need a pinpoint pass to an open teammate?  Lowder will deliver it.  Need a defensive stop on the perimeter?  Lowder will make the stop.

COURT VISION:  Joe Moon (PG, Westland John Glenn)

Moon is excellent at seeing the entire court and recognizing opportunities.  He can see an open lane to the basket no matter how small it may be.  Moon can also see his open teammates from the perimeter or in traffic.

VERSATILE:  Romeo Weems (SF, New Haven)

Weems is a star on a national level because there is absolutely nothing that he can’t do.  He can handle the ball, score, pass, play in transition or a half court set, and defend.  He doesn’t just do all of this, he does it at an elite level.