Michigan's Emerging Seniors: III
Inside Prep Sports/By TJ Kelley
Recruiting doesn’t end after a player’s 17u season runs out nor does it start in the spring or summer of a player’s 15u season. Late bloomers, under the radar, or hard workers, no matter what this group is they will more than likely continue to play college basketball on the college level.
6’2” 2017 combo guard Christian Agnew (Westland John Glenn, MI.) One of the state’s top unsigned senior guards, Agnew is an explosive scoring threat who attacks the basket with purpose. He’s a threat to score off the catch or dribble from the perimeter and mid-range with the threat of a huge first step in the minds of defenders.
6’7” 2017 forward Thomas Cook (Grand Blanc, MI.) A great student who plays hard, knocks down mid-range and perimeter shots, moves fairly well, and is a quality athlete. He does a lot of grunt work and doesn’t shy away from contact despite his slight frame. Cook will also provide senior leadership to a Bobcats’ team with a strong junior core who finished 17-6 a season ago. Alma or Kalamazoo College will more than likely be his college of choice.
6’2” 2017 guard AJ Crawford III (New Haven, MI.) The opportunities to play at Concordia or Spring Arbor are there with Fairmont State, Lake Superior State, Lewis College, and Northwest Missouri State also recruiting him. He has good size and is an aggressive scorer who is a solid shooter and athletic finisher. He will be key to New Haven’s success who will start the season as a top 5 team in Class B.
5’10” 2017 point guard Charlie Harris (Flint Hamady, MI.) He’s a good student and a smooth point guard with a very efficient mid-range pull up jumper. He sees the floor well, defends, a good athlete, takes care of the possession, and is a solid floor leader who makes others around him better.
6’2” 2017 wing Deondre Lovell (Vicksburg, MI.) A very strong student and perimeter player with above the rim athleticism. He’s a decent ball handler and moves well without the ball reading himself for mid-range and perimeter jumpers. He has numerous opportunities to continue playing after high school in the MIAA and WHAC.
Follow Inside Prep Sports on Twitter @ScoopIPS