West Michigan Top Prospects of 2023 (25-21)

Written by
Tate Baker
We're back with our offseason rankings for high school hoops from the west side of the state. Previously I broke down the top prospects in the state from the 2022 class. Today, I'm releasing the first edition of the 2023 rankings with prospects ranked 25-21. Be sure to check back in tomorrow for prospects ranked 20-16. As always, thanks for following along.

21. Jax Wilson, G, Sparta

Jax was Sparta's most consistent number two scoring option this past season, and should be one of, if not Sparta's go-to scorer in 2021-22. Jax is lefty with a smooth stroke from the perimeter. Jax has shown he understands floor spacing and does a good job of being ready for knock-down shots from the corner at any given moment. Defensively, Jax flashed an ability to create turnovers thanks to quick hands and reacting to skip passes. Jax also has good length which he uses to protect the rim from time to time. If Jax can continue to develop his skillset, expect him to be a first-team all-conference type player this season.

22. Nate Brinks, South Christian

Nate's one of several underclassmen who are next in line to showcase their abilities for a great South Christian program. Nate's the type of athlete that will fill the stat sheet across the board due to the level of energy that he plays with. While he may not be as assertive of a scorer as other prospects at the moment, Nate does all the little things that translate to wins. Nate is active on the defensive end and will create turnovers on a consistent basis. Offensively, Nate can knockdown jumpers and convert high-percentage looks in the mid-range.

23. Joey Pitsch, 6'4 F, Rockford

Joey has good size for his age and should continue to develop and fill out his frame. Joey does the majority of his work in the paint where he does a great job of grabbing 50/50 balls and converting second-chance opportunities for the Rams. One thing that impressed me the most about Joey's game is the soft touch he's shown around the basket. Even when he attempts an off-balanced layup or put-back, Joey has shown the ability to use the glass effectively. I'd expect Joey to make a solid impact for what should be a highly competitive Rockford team next season.

24. Sam Bos, South Christian

Sam is another Sailor on the list who should have the opportunity to make an impact on varsity next season for South Christian. Sam has a good-looking jumper and a quick release that should translate well as he transitions into his junior season. Sam's also flashed quick lateral movement and the ability to stay in front of opposing guards.

25. Carson DeHaan, Calvin Christian

Unfortunately, there isn't much tape out right now for Carson, but I have it on good authority that he'll be a player to watch in the OK Silver and someone who should help the Squires challenge Godwin Heights for the league title next season. A dynamic playmaker who can score it from both behind the three-point line and in the midrange. Keep an eye out for Carson as he should make his impact felt in his junior season.