Posted On: 06/29/20 8:40 AM

INTRO

MBA 16u National is a talented grassroots team that should make a lot of noise throughout grassroots season. Their roster is full of next level talent and a lot of potential. This team should be considered a must see for many college coaches. They have, specifically, a ton of athleticism, size, and shot making on the wing.

ROSTER

Ashton AtwaterAshtonAtwater6'0" | CGOtsego | 2022StateMI (2022, 5-10, PG, Otsego)

"A strong high IQ point guard with great skills and leadership ability. He knows how to win and attacks very well in transition and the half court. Ashton should thrive surrounded by all this size." - Coach Bryan Powell

Logan Brooks (2022, 6-6, Wing, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer)

"Logan is a raww 6-6 shooter (from anywhere) with athleticism! He understands team basketball and loves to see his teammates flourish." - Coach Bryan Powell

Tyler DeGrooteTylerDeGroote6'7" | SGSchoolcraft | 2022StateMI (2022, 6-7, Wing, Schoolcraft)

"Although he is extremely athletic and strong, Tyler can stretch well beyond the 3 point arc as well as drive by defenders, making him a matchup nightmare. He is strong willed and very tough on the boards as well." - Coach Bryan Powell

Ashton AtwaterAshtonAtwater6'0" | CGOtsego | 2022StateMI (2022, 5-10, PG, Otsego) "A strong high IQ point guard with great skills and leadership ability. He knows how to win and attacks very well in transition and the half court. Ashton should thrive surrounded by all this size." - Coach Bryan Powell Logan Brooks (2022, 6-6, Wing, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer) "Logan is a raww 6-6 shooter (from anywhere) with athleticism! He understands team basketball and loves to see his teammates flourish." - Coach Bryan Powell Tyler DeGrooteTylerDeGroote6'7" | SGSchoolcraft | 2022StateMI (2022, 6-7, Wing, Schoolcraft) "Although he is extremely athletic and strong, Tyler can stretch well beyond the 3 point arc as well as drive by defenders, making him a matchup nightmare. He is strong willed and very tough on the boards as well." - Coach Bryan Powell Kellen MitchellKellenMitchell6'4" | SFWestern Michigan Christian | 2022MI (2022, 6-6, Wing, Western Michigan Christian) "One of the top class of 2022’s in the state with incredible versatility and the ability to score from anywhere. A Division 1 recruit who is still very hungry." - Coach Bryan Powell Grant PikkartGrantPikkart6'4" | SFPortage Central | 2022StateMI (2022, 6-5, Wing, Portage Central) "Another top player in the class of 2022, where he was named All Dream Team 1st Team in the Kalamazoo area regardless of class. With Division 1 potential, he can do it all on the basketball court." -  Coach Bryan Powell Donovan RussellDonovanRussell6'6" | PFMuskegon Mona Shores | 2022StateMI (2022, 6-8, C, Muskegon Mona Shores) "Donovan RussellDonovanRussell6'6" | PFMuskegon Mona Shores | 2022StateMI is a raw big that has great work ethic, great hands and a quick finisher at the basket for his size. He has a knack of disrupting and blocking shots and can get out and go in transition very well." - Coach Bryan Powell Owen VarnadoOwenVarnado6'4" | SFWest Michigan Christian | 2022StateMI (2022, 6-6, Wing, West Michigan Christian) "Another Division 1 recruit, Owen VarnadoOwenVarnado6'4" | SFWest Michigan Christian | 2022StateMI brings the size and strength to finish around the basket. He is also a very strong defender with a high IQ (Well above a 4.0 GPA). He has the ability to shoot the outside shot as well, making him (similar to his teammates) a tough matchup." - Coach Bryan Powell Caden VandenBurge (2022, 6-5, Wing, Forest Hills Eastern) "Caden is the best defender of the group and has great moves getting to the basket! He is just as good with his shoulders to the basket as he is with his back to the basket. Very unselfish and a great IQ for the game." - Coach Bryan Powell Brayden Wilkerson (2022, 6-0, G, Nothpointe Christian) "Brayden is a versatile player who scores from long range and off the dribble. His IQ and ball handling ability make him a great distributor on the ball." - Coach Bryan Powell SCHEDULE July 17-19:  Brawl For The Ball - Grand Rapids, MI July 24-26:  GRBA National Championship - Ft. Wayne, IN August 1-2:  Top Ten - Grand Rapids, MI August 8-9:  Rumble In The Rapids - Grand Rapids, MI COACH’S QUOTE "The goals here with this group is high accountability and teaching a college style and atmosphere. These players have the desire to play in college and the approach is very detailed and strenuous. We have a lot of length/versatility and athleticism. Not to mention a ton of talent, the challenge the boys face is to see the big picture and play together. We expect to give 100% regardless of opponent and expand the experience to an already high quality group."  - Coach Bryan Powell  

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