Up North Challenge 16U All-Tournament Team

MVP  Spencer Littleson  6-3  So  TEAM Basketball (Rochester Adams)He did a bit of everything in leading short-handed TEAM Basketball to the 16U final. Littleson is a dangerous point guard in transition because he pushes it under control, heads up and is patient. In the half-court he can play on or off the ball and is dangerous on the catch-and-shoot from 20, or can put it on the floor and...
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Bank Hoops Class C All-State 2014

Class C Player of the YearColin Lake  5-7  Sr  Ottawa Lake WhitefordA significant scoring threat the past three seasons, Lake was particularly prolific as a senior. He topped 40 points six times, including a career-best 47 in last week's regional final against Detroit Consortium. Lake averaged 31.8 points, 2.3 assists and 4.8 steals per game. His 1,925 career points are the most in Monroe ...
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Storm Classic Breakouts and Off Beaten Path

Everyone knows Josh Jackson can play. West Michigan fans were excited to see him live at the Grand Rapids Storm Classic. But the tournament ran deep with talent beyond the obvious. Here are 10 17U prospects that had the college coaches take notice. Dilon Aten  6-2  Jr  ACB/Bank Hoops (Wayland)He had a rough opener against an aggressive and ready King James team, as ACB was in press break o...
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Michigan Jamfest Finals

Everyone knows Josh Jackson can play. West Michigan fans were excited to see him live at the Grand Rapids Storm Classic. But the tournament ran deep with talent beyond the obvious. Here are 10 17U prospects that had the college coaches take notice. Dilon Aten  6-2  Jr  ACB/Bank Hoops (Wayland)He had a rough opener against an aggressive and ready King James team, as ACB was in press break o...
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Underclassman All-State Camp August 3
Bank Hoops - Camps

Join the renaissance of Michigan high school basketball by participating the event that has been a springboard for various Great Lakes State athletes to All-American status. In its first three years, the Bank Hoops Underclassman All-State Minicamp has featured some of the nation's best talent, such as: Deyonta Davis, Josh Jackson, Eric Davis, Miles Bridges, Cassius Winston, Algevon Eichelberger, Trevor Manuel and Austin Davis.

This year's camp will be held Sunday, Aug. 3 at The Cage in Swartz Creek, Mich. To register click here, for more information read below.

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GVSU: All-Camp Team
Bank Hoops - High School
2015 MVP  Mikhail Myles  6-3  Sr  East Lansing
The camp's highlight maker before going down late with a hamstring injury, which had slowed him at the beginning of the AAU season. Really long with great legs, finishes above the rim, and really attacks it. True jumpshot that hits often enough that Myles is a tough all-around cover; very good from range when he has time to set up. Terrific defensive tools that will be refined after transferring to East Lansing from Corunna.

2016 MVP  Spencer Littleson  6-4  Jr  Rochester Adams
Solid to good at everything, so you tend to take him for granted until adding it up. His consistency and size give Littleson an edge over many of the other talented 2016 guards in the state. Shot it well in drills, executed smartly in 3-on-3 and got teammates layups in 5-on-5. Good athlete but doesn't force it plays at a healthy pace.
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Brawl4Ball: Jackson Leaves Michigan On High Note
Bank Hoops - High School

The nation's consensus No. 1 2016 prospect, Josh Jackson, played to SRO crowds over four days in Grand Rapids. Coinciding with the announcement that he is leaving Detroit Consortium, which he'd led to a state championship, for California, Jackson led 1Nation to an undefeated 17U championship at the Brawl For the Ball.

While Jackson entertained with dunk show stretches, he also made his teammates better with his patented fast, unselfish guard game at 6-7. On Sunday Josh showed his versatility when he put the D on one of the state's best low-post scorer, Michigan United's Nick Perkins. He's the rare phenom that continues to deliver on the hype, and his trajectory would seem straight to top five NBA Draft status as he gets stronger and his shot some arc. Not only did Jackson justify his national rankings, so did the 1Nation team theirs with strong guard play and a depth of talented 6-7 types. 

1Nation beat the host Grand Rapids Storm  in the 17U final; 16U Family beat Storm 73-45; 15U Family beat Storm 59-55; 14U Lansing Spartans beat the Family 56-41. Below are some individual standouts who helped their cause in front of college coaches from all levels in the Midwest, and a few from both coasts.

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Izzo Shootout Standouts
Bank Hoops - High School
Into its second decade, the Izzo Shootout continues to be one of the must-see statewide events. Even with upperclassman superstars like MSU pledge Deyonta Davis, Eric Davis and Josh Josh Jackson away from their high school teams because of national, or international, commitments, there was enough talent on campus to keep MSU coaches interested and fans entertained. Here are 10 prospects who helped themselves.

Brandon Allen  5-10  Jr  Haslett
Haslett beat Detroit East English Village because he was too fast and strong for their guards, Allen getting them on his hip and his shoulder through to move the ball where he wanted. Had an assist even Cassius Winston might envy a 35-foot bounce pass for a bucket. Typically a shot-maker, he could have finished at a higher percentage but Allen's aggressive approach on both ends of the floor set the tone for the local team to beat what should be one of the top squads in the PSL. While EEV was without Karmari Newman in that game, as it was a wash as the Bulldogs ran out another standout junior guard, Chris Rollins last seen in De La Salle purple. But it was Haslett with the best guard, Allen, and forward, the physically improved and always soft-shooting 6-7 senior John Hudgins.

Brian Bowen  6-7  So  Saginaw Arthur Hill
One All-American out of town at the NBA Top 100 camp? Just put the ball in the hands on the next All-American. Such is life on the Hill, where Bowen showed off his ball-handling game in the absence of Eric Davis. Because he plays with an All-American guard on both his high school and AAU team, the Family's Cassius Winston, it was intriguing to see that part of Bowen's game. He has some wiggle and can cover space. The hoops IQ as a passer has always been there. He can create from the top or the wings.
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