High school basketball in Michigan is in full gear. In a condensed schedule, there are a lot of talented players taking the court every single night. We will look at some prospects from Croswell-Lexington vs. Carrollton and Troy vs. Rochester…
High school basketball in Michigan is in full gear. In a condensed schedule, there are a lot of talented players taking the court every single night. We will look at some prospects from Croswell-Lexington vs. Carrollton and Troy vs. Rochester Adams.
Croswell-Lexington (W) vs. Carrollton
Hunter Soper Hunter Soper 6'5" | SG Croswell-Lexington | 2021 State MI (2021, SG, Croswell-Lexington)
Soper is just a really impressive player. He made a difference all over the floor against Carrollton. He wwas very bouncy under the rim on both ends of the floor and was a strong above the rim finisher. Soper looked tough defensively and you could qualify him as underrated in that area of his game. He showed his 3 point range en route to a game high 27 points.
Trey Kolakovich Trey Kolakovich 5'10" | CG Croswell-Lexington | 2023 State MI (2023, PG, Croswell-Lexington)
Kolakovich has a terrific future ahead of him as a lead guard in Michigan. He was very aggressive taking the ball to the rim off the dribble, where he finished at the rim through contact. Kolakovich plays with his head up, reads the defense, and goes downhill if it’s available.
Tay Jones Tay Jones 6'0" | PG Carrollton | 2021 State MI (2021, PG, Carrollton)
Jones has a game that some college coaches need to see ASAP. He’s a dynamic player that influences the game on both ends. I liked the way that he attacked the passing lanes, finished at the rim, and showed range on his jumper.
Derrick Voltz Derrick Voltz 6'4" | CG Carrollton | 2022 State MI (2022, CG, Carrollton)
Voltz is an elite all around athlete with the basketball skills to match. His explosiveness off the dribble combined with his shooting range made him almost impossible to guard effectively. Voltz looks like a top notch prospect in the class of 2022.
Troy (W) vs. Rochester Adams
Ethan Emerzian Ethan Emerzian 6'0" | PG Troy | 2021 State MI (2021, PG, Troy)
Emerzian is a terrific senior star. He’s confident shooting off the bounce and utilized and nice shot fake and finish at the rim to the right. Emerzian showed that he can push the pace off the rebound and get out into transition quickly. He was fast picking up speed with the ball in his hands.
D’Anthony Hamilton D’Anthony Hamilton 6'4" | SF Troy | 2021 State MI (2021, SF, Troy)
I really liked what I saw from Hamilton in this game. He had active feet on defense, which put his hands in the right spot to create difficulties for the opposing offense. Hamilton hit multiple 3 pointers and showed off a nice pass for an assist to a cutting teammate.
Brody Parker Brody Parker 6'0" | CG Troy | 2021 State MI (2021, CG, Troy)
Parker was a constant difference maker. He’s a confident shooter that fires the ball out of his hands whenver he’s given even the smallest space. Parker also took the ball to the rim, hung in the air, and finished effectively. He even showed off a pretty running floater and clutch shooting with a huge triple with 3:50 to play in the 4th.
Justice Mims (2022, CG, Rochester Adams)
Mims was really hard to contain in this game. He was a smooth and creative finisher in transition and took his man off the dribble multipile times. Mims was able to put his defender on his hip and finish at the rim through contact.
Jon Ursuy (2022, PF, Rochester Adams)
I really liked what Ursuy brought to the table. His impact in the paint was evident early and steady throughout the game. He was able to muscle the ball up at the rim in traffic, was able to grab offensive boards, and drew fouls in the lane. Ursuy even showed a nice spin move to his left which he was able to draw an and 1 off of.