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Michigan’s Top 35 in 2013

Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley

11/2/12

With the start of the Michigan high school season just over a month away, here are the top players in the state's 2013 class.  With little change amongst the top players over the past six months, there should be no surprise that Kentucky bound James Young is the top player in the class and he will more than likely be a McDonald's All-American.  Future Wolverine Derrick Walton had a great summer and holds the number two spot.  Missouri commit Wes Clark (pictured) was overlooked even from the nine spot six months ago and is the number three player in this guard heavy class.  Vince Hunter is the top unsigned senior (now committed to UTEP, 11/21/12) in the state and like Clark moved up seven spots to number four after continuing  to wow coaches over the spring and summer.  At number five is Monte "Man-Man" Morris who is a state champion and a future Iowa State Cyclone who should be the front-runner for Mr. Basketball especially if it looks like he's going to lead Flint Beecher to their fourth consecutive Breslin Center appearance in March of 2013.  Rhode Island snatched number six, EC Matthews, who had a great spring and summer but needs to roll that into the high school season where he has had inconsistent sophomore and junior years.  Pershing's Martez Walker is number seven, uncommitted, and had a great spring but lacked the offensive fire power throughout July which hasn't stopped high major programs from showing interest.  Robichaud's Lorenzo Bonam moved up six spots to number eight after turning heads at team camps in June and July while continuing to impress in open gyms this fall.  South Florida commit Bo Zeigler is number nine and while he's stuck in the post during the high school season he was very impressive over the spring and summer.  Oakland did a great job of landing two-time state champion Jalen Hayes and he rounds out the top ten in Michigan's 2013 class.  Here are the next twenty players in this class:

1.      James Young 6’5” wing (Rochester) Kentucky

2.      Derrick Walton 6’ point guard (Chandler Park Academy) Michigan

3.       Wes Clark 6' point guard (Romulus) Missouri

4.      Vince Hunter 6’7” power forward (Detroit Consortium) UTEP

5.      Monte “Man-Man” Morris 6’2” point guard (Flint Beecher) Iowa State

6.       EC Matthews 6’4” wing (Romulus) Rhode Island

7.      Martez "Mellon" Walker 6’6” wing (Detroit Pershing) Texas

8.       Lorenzo Bonam 6’4” point guard (Dearborn Heights Robichaud) Gillette CC

9.       Bo Zeigler 6’6” small forward (Detroit Community) South Florida - Red Shirt

10.    Jalen Hayes 6’7” power forward (Lansing Sexton) Oakland - Red Shirt

11.    Jonathan "Jon-Jon" Williams 6'3" combo guard (Southfield-Lathrup) Toledo

12.    Kahlil Felder 5’10” combo guard (Detroit Pershing) Oakland

13.    Denzell Watts 6' combo guard (Flint Carman-Ainsworth) UAB

14.    Dontel Highsmith 6’3” point guard (Dowagiac) Northern Illinois

15.    Miroslav Jaksic 6'10" forward (Walled Lake Western) Grand Canyon St

16.    JD Tisdale 6'5" wing (Swartz Creek) Bowling Green State

17.    Leo Edwards 6'8" power forward (Romulus) Louisiana Tech - Red Shirt

18.    Austin Price 6’3” shooting guard (Detroit Country Day) Lehigh

19.    De'Andre Johnson 6'1" point guard (Detroit Cass Tech) FAU

20.    Josh Kozinski 6'4" shooting guard (Edwardsburg) Central Michigan

21.    Kaion Seales 6'5" wing (Detroit Westside Christian Academy) Pratt CC

22.    Clark Bishop 6' shooting guard (Detroit Renaissance) Wayne State

23.    Nick Daniels 6'1 combo guard (Westland John Glenn) Oakland - Red Shirt

24.    Lavante Davis 6’7” power forward/center (Ypsilanti) Northwood (MI.)

25.    Romondo Ray 6'8" power forward (Detroit Western) Southwestern Illinois CC

26.    Jackson Lamb 6’7” power forward (Temperance-Bedford) Michigan - baseball

27.   Juwon Martin 6'5" shooting guard (Muskegon)

28.   Kyle Steward 6'7" forward (Detroit Cass Tech) Youngstown St

29.   Rashawn Walker 6'9" center (Detroit Osborn) Barton CC

30.   Jalon Plummer 6'4" wing (Romulus) Youngstown St

31.   Terron Ramsey 6'5" forward (Melvindale ABT) Cincinnati St CC

32.   Bishop Robinson 6'3" shooting guard (Kalamazoo Loy Norrix) Western Michigan

33.   Brian Morton 6'1" combo guard (Lansing Eastern) Kingdom Prep (IA.)

34.   Jerrell Martin 6'6" power forward (Detroit Community) Siena Heights

35.   Darius Bean 6'3" wing (Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy) Barton CC

Roseville's 6'8" center Nolan Linville (Navy), Clarkston's 6'2" point guard Jordan Dasuqi (Lake Superior State)

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