Posted On: 03/4/21 7:27 AM

The west side of the state has built up strength recently and continues to produce high level talent. When looking at the 2024 Watch List, I see at least 5 players that are sure fire stars over the next 3 plus years.

https://www.prephoops.com/michigan/rankings/2024-rankings/

Merritt Alderink Merritt Alderink 6'6" | PF Zeeland West | 2024 MI (PF, Zeeland West)

There aren’t many freshman that can match his physicality and strength. He not only plays through contact, but plays better with it. Alderink has as much upside as almost any post player in the class of 2024. I won’t be surprised if college coaches are lining up at the door in the near future.

Durral Brooks Durral Brooks 6'0" | PG Grand Rapids Catholic Central | 2024 MI (SG, Grand Rapids Catholic Central)

First of all, this young man is an elite athlete. He can simply do things that other athletes his change can’t do. Brooks is physically strong for his grade and he can shed off varsity level contact. He’s a tough ball handler that get get to the rim off the dribble and create in a 1-on-1 matchup. If I had to predict, I’d say that in the future, Brooks will be a legitimate contender for Mr. Basketball.

Christian Humphrey-Rembert Christian Humphrey-Rembert 6'7" | PF East Kentwood | 2024 MI (F, East Jordan)

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