I recently wrote my 400th article for Prep Hoops. I’ve been lucky enough to cover players and events from Texas, Colorado, Mississippi, Georgia, Indiana, and more. But it wouldn’t be possible without our readers. So for you, as a thank you for reading over 400 articles, here are 10 Juniors in Michigan who should be recruited.
Jarvis Walker (PG, Muskegon)
Walker is a Division 1 college point guard. He’s a leader who is experienced beyond his years. Walker can put points on the board and can play equally well in transition or in a half court set.
Griffin Yaklich (PG, Saline)
Yaklich is one of the best straight line drivers I’ve seen in Michigan. He gets to the lane and finishes or kicks out to open shooters on the wing. Yaklich relishes the opportunity to put his team on his back.
Steve Pearson (SG, Detroit Northwestern)
Pearson is one of the most athletic leapers around. He’s a showtime dunker who gets fans out of their seat. Pearson is improved defensively as well.
Ryan Corner (PF, Allendale)
Corner continues to get physically stronger and its really helped him develop his game. He runs the floor well and is in good enough shape to log heavy minutes. Corner will be an elite senior post player in Michigan next season.
Nathan Lauer (G, Grand Rapids Angels)
Lauer is steady as can be for the Grand Rapids Angels. He is an excellent shooter, especially from behind the arc. Lauer can help break pressure defenses and keeps his turnovers low.
Max Perez (PG, Hudsonville)
I was really impressed with Perez as the season went along. He’s a true floor general and a leader. Perez knows where his teammates should be and directs traffic.
Luke Laketa (G, Hanover Horton)
Laketa is a winner. He’s the most talented prospect on a Hanover Horton team that doesn’t lose. Laketa as a nice looking jumper with range and can defend in the paint.
Jacob Tomsich (SG, Midland Dow)
Tomsich is an old fashioned shooter. He stalks the 3 point line eyeing an opportunity. Tomsich can get his shot up over bigger defenders and shoot in traffic.
Trey Townsend (F, Oxford)
Townsend really sent a message in the state playoffs. He was virtually unstoppable. Townsend looked like a true 3 level scorer that can create his own looks at the basket.
Trae Ruggles (G, Grass Lake)
Ruggles continues to get better and impress. He’s a very athletic player with good bounce in his legs. Ruggles is just hitting the tip of the iceberg with his long term potential as a prospect. He’ll be a steal for a college coach.