All-Spring Camp Team 2017-18

Matt Beachler  6-2  Fr  LowellFor as good a three-point shooter as he is, Beachler showed signs of becoming a dangerous all-around guard. Plays with some bounce. Looked at home with or off the ball. "Was very impressed for him only being a freshman," a coach said. "Has really good body control and court awareness. Interested to see how much better he gets over the next three years." ...
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Lakers Win Second Title in as Many Weeks

A week after defeating Triple Threat to win the Tulip Tipoff, the West Michigan Lakers beat Parallel 45 in the 17U championship game of the 13th-annual Camp Darryl/Bankhoops.com Classic. Aaron Overhiser, a 6-6 junior from Fennville, was named the tournament MVP. Triple A: Active, aggressive and athletic; one of the state's top rebounding forwards. Overhiser is a GLIAC lock and would be a MAC ...
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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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GVSU: All-Camp Team

2015 MVP  Mikhail Myles  6-3  Sr  East LansingThe 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 de...
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Class of 2015 Commitments
Bank Hoops - High School

Deyonta Davis  6-9  Sr  Muskegon  Michigan State
He's a rare combination of innate ability, physical potential and well-coached background. While Paul Davis was ranked higher, Davis is MSU's best frontcourt recruit since Zach Randolph in 2000. He committed to the Spartans before his junior season, then went on to set the MHSAA record for blocked shots while starring for an undefeated state championship team. Then came high-end production on the Nike EYBL, and DD is on everyone's shortlist for the McDonald's All-American game. 

Lacey James  6-7  Sr  Wayland  Detroit
The Titans have had success with West Michigan forwards during Ray McCallum's tenure, Kalamazoo Central's Doug Anderson and Western Michigan Christian's Evan Bruinsma. The three, Anderson, Bruinsma and LJ James, don't favor each other as players, but were all winners in high school. James teamed with point guard partner Dilon Aten to lead Wayland to the Class B quarterfinals and also had a long history of success in AAU with ACB/Bank Hoops. Their recruitment was quieted in July as neither played, Aten with a broken jaw and James with precautionary health concerns. But the gifted lane scorer had such a strong history against all-staters like Deyonta Davis, Nick Perkins, Brad Brechting and Aaron Overhiser that Detroit was more than happy to take his early commitment. LJ has the frame and hands of a college 4, with a wide base to rebound and defend and soft touch to finish. Like Milan's Perkins, he doesn't play above the rim, still the mid-majors love them because they produce at a high-major level.

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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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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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