Posted On: 05/2/21 12:18 AM

Simply by happening The Rumble in the Rapids has been a huge success. It just feels good to be covering an AAU event in Michigan again. 

Let’s get to the action on the court. A list of standout individual skills is always a good place to start. Who knows where we’ll go after that. I got pages of notes. 

Best Scorer Ramere Draper Ramere Draper 6'4" | CG Wyoming | 2022 State MI 6-4 2022 Wyoming (pictured at top) A Rip Hamilton type scorer. Nothing flashy but constantly in motion and simply putting the ball in the basket. Gets the top nod because of his size and length. This allows him to be a true three level scorer. Athleticism to blow by defenders and score above the rim. Competitive and does not back down from anyone. Standout game was a 28 point performance in a Saturday win over Athlete Headquarters 

Honorable Mention- Ben Canty Ben Canty 6'4" | SF Bloomfield Hills | 2022 State MI 6-5 2022 Bloomfield Hills and Trucel Singleton Trucel Singleton 5'11" | CG Benton Harbor | 2022 State MI 6-0 2022 Benton Harbor 

Best Ball Handler Ashton Atwater Ashton Atwater 6'0" | CG Otsego | 2022 State MI 6-0 2022 Otsego There is the old sports cliche that things just “sound” different when done by the best of the best. That holds true here. Atwater doesn’t really dribble the ball, he violently pounds

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