Posted On: 04/13/22 6:08 PM

While not necessarily having the quantity of players of their midwestern state neighbors. Michigan made up for it with quality. Following are five mitten bred players that caught my eye at The Stage in Indianapolis. 

Jake Stephens Jake Stephens 6'3" | CG Chelsea | 2024 State MI 6-3 2024 Chelsea (pictured at top of article) It takes some moxie for an Ann Arbor area player to suit up for Denzel Valentine’s AAU team (that’s a joke) You’re showing some next level confidence if you are going to don the #45 for said squad (that’s not a joke) You better have some serious court sense and next level passing to wear that number. This is Stephens’ game to a tee. I first caught him with the Michigan Lightning last spring. I was highly impressed with the previously mentioned intangibles that are uncommon in a player so young. He always plays with his head up and is the rare pass first forward. Similarly to teammate Braylon Isom Braylon Isom 6'1" | SG Saginaw Heritage | 2024 State MI . Essentially played the point forward on the weekend. He was very patient and adjusted well when teams hedged out on the high ball screen that he was feasting on through most of the weekend. Plays at his own pace and is more

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