West Michigan Top Prospects of 2022 (10-6)

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Tate Baker
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Cheryl Klocke

This is the fourth installment of the 2022 West Michigan Prospect rankings, and we've entered the top 10. These next five guys have the skillset and proven ability to be breakout stars. Be sure to check out who was ranked #11-15, and don't forget to come back tomorrow to see who's ranked in the top five.

6. Nic Stump, 6’5 SF, Grand Haven

Nic led a young Grand Haven team to a district championship this past season, and given the pieces who will be back, expect the Bucs to be the early favorites to take home the OK Red in 2022. Nic’s a gifted scorer who has a crafty way of knifing through defenders to put up high-percentage looks in the paint. Nic also flashed a good-looking jumper that extends to the perimeter. Nic’s ability to guard multiple positions and read and react on the defensive end standout and set him apart in the highly competitive OK Red.

7. Jorden Brooks, 6’3 G, Grand Rapids Catholic Central

Much like Jack Karasinski, Jordan’s numbers would be inflated if not for the arsenal of weapons the Cougars have. Regardless, Jorden proved he’s one of the best shooters in the state and can do it on the biggest stage as he knocked down six threes in Catholic Central’s semifinal win over Ferndale. However, don't mistake Jorden for just a shooter, as he's shown he's fully capable of breaking down his man on a dribble-drive and finishing in the paint. Don’t be surprised if Catholic Central goes back-to-back in Division 2 next year and Jorden being a main contributor yet again.

8. Ramere Draper, 6’4 SF, Wyoming

Ramere emerged as a potential breakout player this past season, leading Wyoming in scoring and rebounds while navigating through a highly competitive OK Green. Ramere’s bounce and high motor enabled him to become a double-double machine and the main focus on opposing teams scouting reports. Ramere flashed nice touch in the midrange and a growing ability to put the ball on the deck and get a bucket at the rim.

9. Jalen Charity, 6’5 G, Northview

Jalen, in my opinion, has as much upside as anyone on this list given his physical tools, athleticism, and shotmaking ability. Jalen has a ton of bounce and can elevate and score above the rim. He’s also shown to have a pure stroke from the perimeter and an ability to score off a dribble-drive in isolation. When Jalen’s motor is in full gear, he’s one of the top prospects in the area and has the potential to be one of the overall top prospects in the state from the 2022 class.

10. Kobe Haglund, 5’8 G, West Ottawa

Despite his size, Kobe displayed last season why he’s one of the most complete point guards in the area due to his shooting and passing ability. Kobe has the range to knock down a shot well beyond the perimeter and does it consistently. Additionally, Kobe is a gifted passer and has a natural ability to hit his teammates with perfect passes through crowded defenses. What I love most about Kobe’s game is his willingness to take the shot in crunch time. Amongst any point guards in the area, Kobe Haglund has shown he can be trusted and relied upon with the ball in his hands with the game on the line.


Posted by Jason Deutsch 05/04/2021

Great to see you providing solid West Michigan coverage on this site!

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