Basketball: Class of 2007 Michigan In-State T

GoBlueWolverine's initial rankings for the in-state basketball class of 2007. With two years of high school hoops in front of them, this list will surely change. That said, this is our account of where things stand at this point.

  1. Alex Legion- Detroit Country Day 6-4
    GBW's top player in the 07 class. He can do it all. Alex is a very skilled player that can give it to you a number of ways. He has solid handles, shoots it off the dribble very well, can shoot the three, rebounds well, can be a good passer, and is working hard to become a good defender. His midrange game and pull-up ability is extremely advanced. He has a very high basketball IQ. Needs to get better playing without the ball. Will try to shoot himself out of slumps at times instead of deferring to teammates. His national stock skyrocketed after big time AAU performances in the month of April and he is ranked the #18 player in the 2007 class by Will participate in the Reebok ABCD camp.

    High School Position: 1,2,3 and has played some 4
    College Position: 1,2,3

  2. Darquavis Tucker - Saginaw Arthur Hill - 6-4
    Tucker is a clutch player that has come up big against the best competition. 33 points and 26 rebounds against Tory Jackson and Saginaw Buena Vista. The very next week he came back with 27 points and 12 rebounds against Alex Legion and Detroit Country Day and 40 points and 17 rebounds against Jerret Smith and Romulus. He is the best athlete in the state already and is one of the tops in the country regardless of class. An intense and fiery competitor, Dar is explosive in the open court and will try and smash on anyone! He is a finisher that is automatic when he gets the ball anywhere in the paint. He’s a good defender and is an excellent rebounder. Needs to improve his jumper, as he is more of a streak shooter at this point. Also must improve his off the dribble skills.

    High School Position: 3 and mostly 4
    College Position: 2, 3

  3. Durrell Summers - Detroit DePorres - 6-3
    Athletic and long, Summers has very good range on his jumper, nice handles, and can take you off the dribble. The third player (along with Legion and Tucker) in the early running for top player in the class. The best shooter of the trio. Can rebound and take it up the floor. His team won the head to head match-up with Tucker's Arthur Hill club earlier this season, but the two never really squared off. He had an impressive showing at the Nike Hoop Jamboree last summer. His game is really coming along. Recently moved up to The Family's 17-and under squad. Will participate in the Nike All-American Camp.

    High School Position: 2,3
    College Position: 2,3

  4. Kalin Lucas - Orchard Lake St. Mary’s - 6-0
    Plays the one and can really shoot it. The top offensive point guard in the state of Michigan in his class.. Has a very mature offensive game. His jump shot is getting more consistent by the day and he can get to the bucket with the best of them. Good defender that passes very well. Very fast and tough. Doubles as Orchard Lakes' quarterback. Recently moved up to The Family's 17-and under squad. Stock has gone way up after a strong April and he has been selected for the Nike All-American camp.

    High School Position: 1
    College Position: 1

  5. Joshua Southern - Saginaw - 6’8
    Has a very good post presence and can maintain his position down low. He rebounds like a big fella should. Can score on the low block and is a shot blocker gets up and down the floor really well. Ranks with Paul Crosby as the top big man in the 07 in-state class. A player that isn't really appreciated for his attention to all of the aspects of playing down low.

    High School position: 4, 5
    College position: 4, 5

  6. Kelvin Grady - East Grand Rapids - 5-10
    Does everything a point guard should. Gets into the lane with ease, has an improving jumper, is a very good defender, and handles the pill like he owns it. A pass first/shoot second FLOOR GENERAL. Extremely fast with or without the rock in his hands. His jumpshot continues to improve. Was one of the top five players at Reebok’s Camp Next in New York. Gets it done on the football field as well and doesn't back down from anyone on the court.

    High School Position: 1
    College Position: 1

  7. Paul Crosby - Holt - 6-6
    Extremely skilled big man that put Holt on his back and carried them to the class A state title. Graceful at 240-pounds and can beat defenders with an array of post moves or by simply overpowering them. The only question about him at this point is will he grow. If he adds two or three more inches he will be ranked as one of the top big men in the country. At this point he is the most skilled post player in the state of Michigan in the 2007 class. The only thing Southern has on Crosby is height. He is a force in the middle for the Michigan Hurricanes 16-and-under squad.

    High School Position: 4,5
    College Position: 4

  8. Corperryale Harris - Detroit Redford - 6-3
    Best kept secret in the D! Harris is a combo guard that a flat out player. Whatever you need him to do, he can do. Not a flashy offensive player, but will put up points in a number of ways. Has a good jumper and can slash. Also gets a number of points on putbacks and steals. Not afraid to do the dirty work and overcomes his extremely slender frame with a lot of heart. Will rebound and play stifling in-your face defense. He is just a plain winner.

    High School Position: 1,2,3
    College Position: 1,2

  9. Austin Thornton - Cedar Springs - 6-5
    Thornton floated under the radar a bit as a freshman, averaging nine points and five assists on a team that went 20-0. As the only non-senior in the starting line-up, he deferred to the upperclassmen. That said, he still caught the attention of a number of college coaches and has already visited both Michigan and Michigan State. Has a nice handle for his size and can get it done off of the dribble with the pull up or take it all of the way to the bucket. Needs to continue to improve his range. Doubles as the school's varsity quarterback and brings a level of toughness to the floor. Has doubled his scoring output during his sophomore year on a very young team. Looking much more comfortable on his new AAU club, the Michigan Hurricanes.

    High school Position: 1,2,3
    College Position: 1,2,3

  10. Devin Searcy - Romulus - 6-9
    Runs the floor well, is a good shot blocker, and can rebound inside. Very athletic. Has loads of potential. Some think when it is all said and done that could be the best in the in-state class, but he'll have to get much stronger and continue to improve his back to the basket skills to get there. He is a better athlete than both Josh Southern and Paul Crosby, but is not nearly the post presence that his counterparts are at this point. He must get bigger and stronger so he won't get pushed off the block so easily. Also must greatly improve his hands.

    High School Position: 4, 5
    College Position: 4, 5

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