Basketball: Class of 2006 Michigan In-State Top 10

<p>The 2006 basketball class in the state of Michigan is absolutely loaded. Some of the names are well known, while others are not. One thing is certain, our top two players don't read the same as a number of other lists out there.</p>

Rank
Name/High School
Pos
Ht./Wt.
Committed to:
Comments
1
Deshawn Sims
Detroit Pershing
WF/PF
6-7.5/230
 
Versatile forward that is big enough to score over smaller defenders down low and quick enough to take bigger defenders off the dribble from outside. Excellent face up shooter with range out to the three point line. Needs to work on maintaining intensity (especially defensively) and has to continue to improve his back to the basket skills.
2
Tory Jackson
Saginaw Buena Vista
PG
5-10/180
 
Lighting quick point guard that can score from anywhere on the floor. Excellent dribbler that has the ball on a string. Big time shooter that can have a huge day from behind the arc on any given night. Underrated leaper (can rise and dunk). Plays much bigger than his size. A natural born leader. Tries to do a little too much at times. Needs to improve on getting his teammates involved.
3
Ramar Smith
Detroit King
WG
6-2/200
 
Powerful wing player that is a physical mismatch for opponents at the high school level. Good first step that allows him to get into the lane as well as some of the best prospects in the country. Plays with an edge and is very good in the clutch. Not a good shooter. Needs to improve dribbling skills, especially if he is to get a few minutes at the one at the next level.
4
Tom Herzog
Flint Powers
C
7-0/215
 
Towering prospect that runs the floor extremely well. Coordinated. Big time shot blocker. Has effective moves with his back to the basket. Must get bigger and stronger. Has been pushed around by players of equal or bigger size. Mostly potential at this point.
5
K'len Morris
Grand Blanc
WG
6-5/190
Michigan
Excellent all-around player that can do a bit of everything on the court. Good passer. Underrated athlete. Range has improved to out beyond the three point line and can score off the dribble. A leader that plays with an edge. If this list were based solely upon potential, he'd rank higher. Needs to continue to improve dribbling skills and shot consistency. Has to get stronger. On the ball defense is good, but can get better ...especially against smaller players
6
Leon Freeman
Belleville
WG
6-3/200
 
Big time scorer that is a high energy player. Can stroke it from behind the arc. Very good leaper that is hard to keep off of the boards. Clutch player. Needs to improve game-time concentration and defensive intensity. Needs a lot of work on his dribbling.
7
Eulis Stephens
Detroit Southeastern
WG
6-4/185
 
Big leaper that can also shoot it. Needs to continue stronger and improve dribbling skills. A little too unselfish at times.
8
Larry Wright
Saginaw
PG/WG
6-2.5/180
 
Good ball handler. Can get in the lane with the best of them. Good leaper. Needs to be more consistent and assertive (that could come as he gets more comfortable in his new settings).
9
Wilbur Ampey
Mattawan
PF
6-8/215
 
Glass eater. Very strong. Physical inside but needs to score more.
10
David Kool
Grand Rapids South Christian
PG/WG
6-2/200
 
Tough player that goes all out on the court. Willing to anything to help his team win. Good shooter. Not a great leaper. Needs to improve lateral quickness. Has to improve dribbling skills to play point at the next level.

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