Inside Prep Sports’ Fall Super Showcase: Recap IV
Inside Prep Sports/TJ Kelley
A look at more underclassmen standouts from Inside Prep Sports’ Fall Super Showcase at the University of Michigan-Dearborn from the second Sunday in September. This strong group of players includes sophomores already on the Big Ten, MAC, and Horizon map as well as freshmen who worked hard to get their foot in the door.
5’11” 2022 shooting guard DJ Allison (Kalamazoo Central, MI.) He can shoot the ball he made 3 consecutive three pointers in the last game, his strengths were defense and communicating with his teammates. His toughness and discipline on the court are to be desired by college coaches someday.
5’8” 2022 guard Christian Boler (Dearborn Advanced Tech, MI.) Young Boler brought energy all day and he’s got a knack for getting after it on the defensive end at an early age. Gaining strength will help him finish through traffic and get by defenders. He showed a good feel for the game quickly picking up drills and understanding that space is important whether he played on or off the ball.
6’3” 2022 wing Max Burton (Williamston High School, MI.) Burton is a scorer, he can finish with his left and right very strong as seen in the station work, and a good athlete. At 6’3 and more than likely still growing with a quality skill set, he and fellow freshman, Mason Docks, will get plenty of views from college coaches. As of now, Burton has the benefit of taking some lumps from a Williamston front court who boasts three future college players.
5’10” 2021 shooting guard Feisal Crumbs III (Toledo St. Francis de Sales, OH.) His strength is shooting and he’s a solid athlete who can develop into a scholarship guard. Working on his ball-handling will help diversify his game.
6’5” 2021 forward Denalli Deloach (Ann Arbor Skyline, MI.) Very raw but very athletic with length, a big time motor, and productive rebounder especially on the offensive glass. He played above the rim and the work he puts in to improve his skill set will help determine his college level.
6’7” 2021 power forward/center Joseph Elwell (Novi Catholic Central, MI.) Long, athletic, and a solid skill set showing but still needs consistency shooting the ball from the mid-range and perimeter. He ran well all day, stayed active on the boards, and was a solid finisher who played above the rim. He like most other sophomores and high school players needs to get stronger but CC has a heck of a weight room.
5’8” 2022 shooting guard Kenoly Jones (Farmington Hills Harrison, MI.) Jones wasn’t shy about pulling the trigger from the perimeter and mid-range and as he gets stronger his consistency should improve. He did show nice head fakes leading to made jumpers and while he’s a good athlete gaining strength will help him finish when he gets to the cup.
5’10” 2022 guard Reichen Lund (Linden, MI.) He has a strong basketball IQ like his older brother, Blake ’21, and he makes shots. He was solid on and off the ball where timely passes turned into assists and he did a good job of setting up for efficient shots off the catch. Lund is a good athlete and will more than likely grow in time.
6’5” 2021 wing Jamiya Neal (Toledo St. Frances de Sales, OH.) Long, athletic, solid skill set, and on the radar of Big Ten’s coaches. He moved well without the ball and his basketball IQ put him in position to score on the break and off the wing. Neal shot the ball well in drills and in games. As of now he
5’10” 2021 point guard Brody Parker (Troy, MI.) One won’t find many point guards better in the Midwest as he delivered timely passes in drills, did a great job of reading screens, knocked down mid-range and perimeter shots with efficiency, and made poised decisions. Miami (OH.) stopped into see Parker the last couple of the week and he is on the radar of Horizon, MAC, and some Big Ten schools.
6’2” 2021 wing Jack Williams (Ann Arbor Skyline, MI.) 4.0 GPA, shot the ball very well off the catch and set himself up by moving well without the ball. In spacing drills, he slid his feet well and was ready to shoot when the ball was delivered. He’s a good not great athlete and can be the next Jack Ammerman (Northwood ’22) in the Skyline program.
5’7” 2022 point guard Mason Woods (East Lansing, MI.) Woods has a mature game and a high basketball IQ. He’s a solid athlete who loves to score the ball but being a point guard, he knows how to set his teammates up. He’s a good athlete and while he doesn’t have blow by speed, he did a good job of keeping defenders off-balance.