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Posted On: 09/17/18 6:37 PM
The Prep Hoops Top 250 Expo was held on Sunday September 16, at MSA Fieldhouse. There was top notch talent from across the state of Michigan. In the classes of 2019 and 2020, there were some players that really stood out. While showing their skill sets, they made their teams better.
Caleb Hodgson (2019, F/C, Dansville)
Hodgson was a monster on Sunday. Every time on the court, he controlled the paint. Defensively, he clogged the lane and protected the rim. Hodgson blocked a lot of shots on Sunday, frustrating opponents. Offensively, he showed a diverse game. Hodgson did it all, from bringing the ball up the court, to hitting a deep jumper, to getting put back buckets. He’s a Division 1 talent with a huge upside.
Trevor Boers (2019. F/C, Capac)
Boers is a fast rising talent. He’s a big that can stretch the floor with a dangerous shot from behind the arc. What was best about his performance on Sunday was him displaying his willingness and ability to bang in the post. Boers was able to control the boards and protect the rim on defense. He has moved himself into the top 20 players in Michigan and should get Division 1 looks.
Ryan Corner (2020, F/C, Allendale)
Corner is vastly improved. He looked much stronger than he was last season, especially in the legs. Corner was able to bang with bigs like Hodgson and Boers. He played a very disciplined game in the paint. He always secured the ball and never put it below his chest. Corner will be fun to watch this season and will be, at times, unstoppable.
Clayton Dykhouse (2019, PG, Zeeland East)
Dykhouse was flashy on Sunday. This is a good sign since he’s always been an efficient point guard. He combined the two and looked outstanding. Dykhouse drove the lane and created space, finding teammates in scoring positions. He made the difficult pass look easy and played with a flare that teammates fed off of.
Jovan Martin (2019, G, Royal Oak)
Martin put his talents on display at the Prep Hoops Top 250 Expo. His combination of size and skill set makes him a unique prospect. Martin is all of 6’5”, and is a smooth athlete. He played both on and off the ball, and did it effectively. Martin can play above the rim, but can’t be played off of on the perimeter. He was a matchup nightmare all day at the Top 250 Expo, and will be all next season as well.
Zach Maynard (2020, G, Brother Rice)
Maynard, as a shooter, can get hot from the outside at anytime. He may be at his best when penetrating and and finishing or dishing it off. The best part of Maynard’s game on Sunday was what didn’t show up in a scorebook. He was a positive leader who always communicated with his teammates. Maynard was a stopper on the defensive end as well. A big spring and summer has taken Maynard from an underrated prospect to whispers of Division 1 talent.
Justin Rukat (2019, F, Detroit Catholic Central)
Rukat is a scrappy and multidimensional player in a strong 6’7” frame. He played very aggressively at the Prep Hoops Top 250. Rukat was tough to box out, using his size and shiftiness to attack the glass. He moved very well and looked comfortable anywhere on the floor. Rukat displayed solid finishing skills and an efficient mid range jumper.