Posted On: 04/24/18 8:04 PM
Similar to years past, this 2021 class is deep. The guard play is extremely deep. There are a lot of 2021 guards who have already made a name for themselves. Waterford Kettering’s freshman starting floor general, Bennie Crenshaw is up there with the best. Crenshaw and many others got major minutes and contributed at the varsity level. Learn more about Crenshaw and many of the other top freshman point guards in Southeastern Michigan.
Bennie Crenshaw 5’10 Waterford Kettering/North Oakland Wolfpack 15U- Crenshaw is probably the most talented PG in this class that you haven’t heard of. Crenshaw has great court vision but can also score of the dribble. He does a great job of breaking his defender down 1-on-1 where he usually pulls up for his lethal midrange jumper. He showed these attributes this past weekend at the Nike Spring Showdown in Romeoville, Illinois. He also did a solid job on defense during his freshman year, picking multiple pockets per game.
Ethan Emerzian 5’10 Rochester Adams/REACH 15U- Emerzian plays with an impressive amount of poise and maturity. He ran the Rochester Adams offense this past season for this young team. His court vision and efficiency as a Point Guard. The freshman guard has a very strong perimeter shot which is tough to defend due to the quick speed of it. He already started racking up some accolades with leading his program to a district championship.
Brody Parker 5’11 Troy/REACH 15U- Parker is the next big thing in Troy. With Troy graduating most of its program, he will be held to high expectations and will be looked at to lead Troy to success like past years with Jason Dietz. Parker is a great on and off ball defender. He does a solid job at staying in front of his man and reading the passing lanes. On the offensive end, he has a very strong strong jumper that contains range beyond belief. He is a big scorer and is poised for a strong spring and summer on the NY2LA circuit.
Devin Wommack 6’2 Ann Arbor Huron/Michigan Playmakers 15U- Wommack, like Emerzian and Parker, is competing on the NY2LA circuit. Wommack has a big upside with his large size for a point guard with likely a couple of more inches. Wommack had a big weekend last weekend on that circuit. He showed his strong court vision. The Huron guard has a strong shot and can defend multiple positions due to his large frame.
Mak Manciel 6’1 Detroit Country Day/MWA Elite 15U- Manciel, like Crenshaw, is another under the radar player that will start to make some news very soon. Manciel possess a high IQ and a strong jumper. The true point guard also has the ball on a string with his strong handles. You can check out Manciel next weekend at the Michigan Warriors Jam Fest.
Mikkos Stewart 6’0 Detroit Country Day/The Squad 15U- Stewart is a very high energy guard that plays with a ton of passion. Stewart has been putting on a show at the Adidas Gauntlet. The Country Day freshman has a strong off the dribble jumper. He does a good job at creating shots for himself. To touch back on his passion for the game, he is the type of player that takes pride in his defense. You could see when he plays that he will never go down without a fight.
Jaden Akins 6’2 Farmington/The Family 15U- Akins, like Womack, has a large frame. But in Akins case, he as a very long wingspan making it easier to defend the top guards of the EYBL. Akins game is very impressive. The large point guard has a pretty lefty stroke and a nice handle. Akins has a nice footwork and does a great job at scoring in transition. Akins has been scoring at will against top competition at the Grand Rapids Storm Classic and Pittsburgh Jam Fest.Don’t be surprised if he receives multiple D1 offers by the end of the AAU season.