Basketball: Class of 2005 Michigan In-State Top 10

<p>It's a down year talent wise in the state of Michigan for the Class of 2005, but GBW takes a look at the top players we've seen, ranked 1-10.</p>

Rank
Name/High School
Pos
Ht./Wt.
Committed to:
Comments
1
Wilson Chandler
Benton Harbor
WF
6-7/190
DePaul
Highly skilled scorer that can nail the face-up jumper out to 18-feet. Extremely active on the boards and out-quicks opponents underneath. Good athlete that is a quick but not explosive leaper. Must get both bigger and stronger to be as effective at the next level.
2
Chris Douglas-Roberts
Detroit Northwestern
PG/SG
6-5/170
Memphis
Crafty scorer that can manufacture shots going to the basket. Excellent dribbling ability for his size. Excels in one-on-one situations. More of a scoring guard at this point. Must gain size and strength (like Chandler) to excel in college. Also has to work on getting teammates involved.
3
Zach Gibson
Grand Blanc
PF/C
6-8/215
Rutgers
Big man that can step out and hit 10-12 footer. Also can shoot it from beyond the arc. Has really improved his game in his senior season. Rebounds, runs floor, solid defender. Needs to play all out all of the time. Also needs to be more physical, which may come with increased size.
4
Jerret Smith
Romulus
PG
6-3/200
Consummate point guard. Best passer in the state. Excels at getting teammates easy shots. Excellent dribbler that can go anywhere on the court. Needs to work on his consistency from the outside. Also must do a better job of finishing plays going to the basket.
5
Keith Mackenzie
Warren DeLaSalle
PG/SG
6-2/190
 
Great shooter. Plays well in the clutch. A leader that has been underrated do to lack of exposure. Good passer, but needs to improve dribbling skills. Not the most athletic player on this list.
6
Mike Bramos
Grosse Pointe North
WF
6-5/190
Miami (OH)
Scores in a variety of ways both inside and out. Range out to the three point line. Needs to improve dribbling skills. Has to play more physical.
7
Jabari Currie
Detroit Pershing
PG/SG
6-3/185
DePaul
Good offensive player. Can get to the basket, but is not a true point guard. Takes ill-advised shots. Can be streaky.
8
Anthony Sparks
Detroit Murray Wright
PF/C
6-8/310
 
Graceful for his size with excellent feet. Soft touch out 15 feet. Weight continues to be an issue. A below the rim player.
9
Zane Gay
Olivet
WG
6-4/195
Eastern Michigan
Scores in bunches, but needs to improve the other parts of his game.
10
Eric Kangas
DeWitt
WG
6-4/200
Oakland University
Great shooter, but can he be more?

 


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