With the 2011-12 hoops season set to tip off, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top players in Michigan.
We’ve broken down the state’s top 20 players into four teams based on their talent, and included several other players who just missed the cut. Keep in mind, these selections are based on past accomplishments and projected on-court performance in addition to recruit rankings.
For a list of the top senior basketball recruits in Michigan, click here.
G: Sherron Dorsey-Walker, Pershing, 6-4/175, Senior
This Iowa State recruit averaged more than 16 points per game last year.
G: James Young, Troy, 6-5/185, Junior
This superstar junior is the nation's No. 10 recruit in the ESPNU 60.
F: Jordan Hare, Arthur Hill, 6-9/205, Senior
This skilled power forward is nearly unstoppable under the basket.
F: Denzel Valentine, Sexton, 6-5/205, Senior
This Michigan State recruit is the nation's No. 87 player in the ESPNU 100.
C: Matt Costello, Bay City Western, 6-9/235, Senior
This Michigan State recruit is the nation's No. 85 player in the ESPNU 100.
G: Chris Harrison-Docks, Okemos, 5-11/155, Senior
This Butler recruit averaged more than 23 points per game last winter.
G: Monte Morris, Beecher, 6-1/150, Junior
This skilled junior scorer has colleges around the country buzzing.
F: Taylor Perry, Rochester, 6-4/190, Senior
This Western Michigan recruit has range from anywhere on the floor.
F: Byron Ziegler, Detroit Community, 6-5/180, Junior
This cousin of former MI prep star Trey Ziegler is heavily recruited.
C: Khaliq Spicer, Robichaud, 6-9/195, Senior
This skilled big man pledged to Kent State over CMU, Minnesota.
G: Anthony Clemmons, Sexton, 6-1/185, Senior
This Iowa recruit makes up half of the state's best 1-2 combo.
F: E.C. Matthews, Romulus, 6-1/165, Junior
Matthews could earn even more recruiting interest in the starting role this year.
F: Chris Jenkins, U of D Jesuit, 6-7/180, Senior
This Colorado pledge led the Cubs to a runner-up finish in the Catholic League.
F: Lloyd Neely, Crockett Tech, 6-5/200, Senior
This Oakland recruit averaged 25 points, 14 rebounds per game last winter.
F: Jordan Price, Detroit Country Day, 6-7/170, Senior
This DePaul recruit could see his stock soar now that he's the go-to guy at DCD.
G: Drake Harris, Grand Rapids Christian, 6-4/175, Sophomore
This outstanding basketball talent is also one of the state's top WRs.
G: Ray Lee, Romulus, 6-3/180, Senior
He briefly transferred to Huntington Prep (W.Va.) but is back at Romulus.
G: Derrick Walton, Chandler Park, 6-0/175, Junior
This Michigan recruit averaged 24 points per game last winter.
F: Kellen McCormick, Notre Dame Prep, 6-8/200, Senior
The son of former NBA player Tim McCormick, Kellen is getting mid-major looks.
F: Sean Sheldon, St. Francis, 6-9/215, Senior
This imposing big man is committed to William & Mary.
Other Top Players
Malik Albert, Detroit King, G, Senior
Kendahl Amerson, Detroit Ford, G, Senior
Martez Asbury, Douglass, G, Senior
Kevin Badger, Godwin Heights, G, Senior
Lorenzo Bonnan, Robichaud, G, Junior
Kody Chandler, Schoolcraft, G, Senior
Wes Clark, Romulus, G, Junior
Coreante Deberry, Holland, F, Senior
Matt Doneth, Detroit Catholic Central, F, Senior
Zack Fields, Annapolis, C, Senior
Bryn Forbes, Sexton, G, Senior
Dorrell Foster, North Farmington, F, Senior
Drake Harris, Grand Rapids Christian, G, Sophomore
Chris Hass, Pellston, G/F, Senior
Dontel Highsmith, Dowagiac, G, Junior
Quante Hill, Kalamazoo Central, G/F, Junior
Vince Hunter, Consortium Prep, F, Junior
D’Andre Johnson, Cass Tech, G, Junior
Jared Klein, Otsego, G, Senior
Josh Kozinski, Edwardsburg, G, Junior
Spencer Krannitz, North Muskegon, G/F, Senior
Jackson Lamb, Temperance Bedford, F, Junior
Deiondray Martin, Detroit Community, F, Junior
Juwan Martin, Muskegon Heights, G/F, Junior
Marquis Mondy, Forest Hills Central, G/F, Senior
Dexter Morton, Detroit Southeastern, F, Senior
Lloyd Nealy, Crockett Tech, F, Senior
Jamal Poplar, John Glenn, F, Sophomore
Terron Ramsey, Melvindale, F, Junior
Stevie Repichowski, Lansing Catholic, G/F, Senior
Ramell Robinson, Detroit Community, G, Junior
Victor Sharpe, Warren Mott, G, Junior
Tristan Simmons, Ypsilanti, G/F, Senior
John Simons, Cadillac, F, Senior
Kenyatta Singleton, Crockett Tech, G, Junior
Deonte Smith, Consortium Prep, G, Senior
Brycen Sorber, Okemos, G, Senior
Kyle Steward, Crockett Tech, F, Junior
Connar Tava, De La Salle, G/F, Senior
J.D. Tisdale, Flint Northern, G, Junior
Charles Tucker, Lansing Eastern, G, Junior
Matt VanDyk, Imlay City, G/F, Senior
Lamar Walker, Detroit Community, C, Senior
Martez Walker, Pershing, G/F, Junior
Denzel Watts, Carman-Ainsworth, G, Junior
Jonathan Williams, Southfield-Lathrup, G, Junior
Anton Wilson, Carman-Ainsworth, G/F, Junior
Theron Wilson, Skyline, G, Senior