On Saturday February 1, some of the best talent in Michigan will assemble in Grand Rapids for the 6th Annual Redhawk Showcase. There will be next level talent in the gym, from NAIA to high major Division 1. Let’s take our first look at the games and 20 prospects to watch.
12PM: Grand Rapids Union vs. Flint Carman Ainsworth
1:45PM: Grand Rapids Christian vs. Farmington
3:30PM: Hudsonville vs. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s
5:15PM: East Kentwood vs. Detroit Cass Tech
6:45PM: Muskegon vs. Saginaw
8:15PM: Benton Harbor vs. Ypsilanti-Lincoln
Prospects To Watch
Tyson Acuff (2020, PG, Detroit Cass Tech)
Acuff is a bona fide star who’s having a Mr. Basketball type of season. He’s one of the biggest stockrisers at the top of the prospect rankings.
Jaden Akins (2021, PG, Farmington)
Akins is a dynamic playmaker and a national recruiting target. He hunts buckets and delivers.
Emoni Bates (2022, G/F, Ypsilanti-Lincoln)
Bates is considered the top high school prospect nationwide, regardless of class. He can do it all, and all of it at an elite level.
Lorne Bowman (2020, PG, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s)
The Wisconsin commit is a steady guard that can score and dish. He’s one of the favorites for Mr. Basketball.
Kobe Bufkin (2021, CG, Grand Rapids Christian)
Bufkin is a silky smooth lefty that has turned himself into a top 60-70 class of 2021 recruit in the country.
Mekhi Ellison (2022, PG, Flint Carman-Ainsworth)
The young floor general has quick feet and an explosive first step.
Braelon Green (2023, G, Ypsilanti-Lincoln)
This freshman is worth the price of admission. He’s settled in as a quality second scorer on Ypsilanti-Lincoln.
Tariq Humes (2021, G, Farmington)
Humes has quietly become quite the playmaker on the perimeter.
Carlos Johnson (2020, SF, Benton Harbor)
Johnson is a guaranteed double-double. He might be the most heralded recruit that Butler has ever signed.
Jamoni Jones (2020, PG, East Kentwood)
Jones has quick feet on both ends and attacks off the dribble.
Kyle Legreair (2020, G, Detroit Cass Tech)
Legreair has been forever under ranked. He’s a 2 way player with a well rounded game.
Freddie McIntosh (2020, PG, Saginaw)
McIntosh is a physically strong floor general. He’s a 3 level scorer and efficient with the ball.
Jayden Nunn (2021, SG, Flint Carman-Ainsworth)
Nunn excels in the open floor. He uses his quick strides and body control to attack the defense.
Max Perez (2020, PG, Hudsonville)
Perez is an elite point guard in Michigan. He runs the offense in a fluent manner, always recognizing where his teammates will be.
Jeremiah Pittman (2020, G/F, Grand Rapids Union)
Pittman is having a very strong senior season. He carries the load as a scorer and is a solid rebounder off the wing.
Kentrell Pullian (2021, CG, Benton Harbor)
Pullian is full of potential. He pounds the dribble and attacks with his quickness.
Julian Roper (2021, G, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s)
Roper is one of the top 2021 guards in the midwest. He’s shown off the versatility in his game this season.
Sir’Real Smith (2020, CG, Saginaw)
Smith is a firecracker of a player. He has the ability to take over offensively at any time.
Jarvis Walker (2020, PG, Muskegon)
Walker is a high IQ player and a good old fashioned winner. No matter the odds, Walker sees success at the end of the road.
Simon Wheeler (2021, PG, Ypsilanti-Lincoln)
Wheeler is a playmaker with his passing ability. He can deliver the ball with flash and flare.