Posted On: 07/9/19 9:17 AM

The Great Lakes State features basketball talent at every nook and cranny. Often times, the Detroit Metro area overshadows the west side of the state. We're currently seeing a change in the landscape of Michigan high school basketball. The west side is increasing its number of top notch players and the amount of depth in that half of the state has drastically increased in recent years. 

It's important to give credit to some of the players leading the charge in western Michigan. Here is a look at 8 upperclassmen who are playing a role in the west side revival in Michigan:

Ryan Corner (2020, F/C, Allendale)

Corner is quickly developing into a force and an elite post player in Michigan. He has loose and fluid movement for a kid his size. Corner can bang in the post, but isn't afraid to step out and bury a jumper. 

Reece Hazelton (2020, G/F, Glen Lake)

Hazelton is a uniquely talented player. He can play inside-out or outside-in depending on his matchups. Hazelton is tough on the glass and can defend multiple positions.

Carlos Johnson (2020, SF, Benton Harbor)

Johnson has been a star since before his high school career began.

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