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Posted On: 03/23/18 11:39 AM
The class of 2019 proved itself to be very talented during the 2017-2018 season. There is an array of size and skills that highlight the juniors in Michigan. Many of these players had, and are still having, a big impact on the scope of high school basketball in Michigan.
G: Rocket Watts (G, Old Redford)
Watts is as electric as they come. His team reached the regional finals this season. Watts is a shooter with unlimited range and is an elite player nationally.
G: Daniel Friday (G, U-D Jesuit)
Friday is big and strong and can play multiple positions. Friday is a matchup nightmare and showed it leading his team to the quarterfinals.
G: Harlond Beverly (SG, Southfield Christian)
Beverly has Southfield Christian in the Class B semifinals. He’s a versatile guard who can both score and dish to his teammates.
F: Romeo Weems (SF, New Haven)
Weems is a do-it-all player. He can score, rebound and run an offense all at an elite level nationally. Weems has led New Haven to the Class B semifinals.
F: Carrington McCaskill (PF, Detroit Renaissance)
McCaskill is a great rebounder. He’s an explosive player on both ends. He blocks shots and plays above the rim.
G: Drew Lowder (PG, Pioneer)
Lowder is fast and shifty. He can pass the ball on a string and create his own looks at the basket.
G: Donovan Moore (G, West Bloomfield)
Moore is as fast and aggressive as they come. He gets past the defense with a quick first step.
F: Myron Gardner (SF, Detroit Loyola)
Gardner is a physically strong athlete. He’s a high level defender and at his best whenever attacking the basket on offense.
F: Mike Fletcher (PF, Flint Carman-Ainsworth)
Fletcher is an elite basketball AND football player. He may be the most powerful player in Michigan and he knows how to use his strength.
C: Nolan Foster (C, Mattawan)
Foster is a versatile big. He can play with his back to the basket or facing the bucket where he can utilize his jump shot.
G: Zach Goodline (PG, Coloma)
Goodline is an explosive scorer who can shoot the lights out.
G: Chandler Turner (SG, Detroit Renaissance)
He’s a long athlete who has a knack for finding open space for a jumper and lanes to the basket to attack.
G: B. Artis White (G, Canton)
He’s one of the best perimeter defenders in Michigan and has great feet.
F: Luke Maranka (PF, Hoops For Heaven Homeschool)
While not in direct competition with the others on this list, his season was too good to leave off. He has the size and shooting ability to be a matchup nightmare.
C: Caleb Hodgson (C, Dansville)
Hodgson is a long big man who’s solid on the glass and can face the basket and hit jumpers.
Caleb Hunter (PG, Southfield Christian)
Isaiah Lewis (G, Wayne Memorial)
Ryan Wade (SG, Skyline)
Jiovanni Miles (SG, Novi)
Xander Okerlund (SG, Glen Lake)
Gage McGuire (SF, Coldwater)
Brian Taylor (SF, DEPSA)
Gunnar Gustafson (PF, Milford)
Jalen Thomas (PF, U-D Jesuit)