There are many prospects across the state and small schools sometimes receive less publicity: not today! Here are small-town stars who will shine bright this winter. Check out in-depth evaluations from expert scout Danyle Bowers on more small-school prospects! Division…
There are many prospects across the state and small schools sometimes receive less publicity: not today! Here are small-town stars who will shine bright this winter.
Check out in-depth evaluations from expert scout Danyle Bowers on more small-school prospects!
2026 CG Sadie Dykstra is a phenomenal prospect out of Yale who earned BCAM’s BEST honorable mention as a freshman. She has the length at 5’11 and a rare combination of coordination and guard skills that add up to a next level prospect. She uses her length to separate with her dribbles and then finish high and strong at the basket. Sadie finishes with fantastic footwork and floaters around the rim, but will also pull up and score around the perimeter. She uses her length and athleticism to disrupt shots and passing lanes on defense. Sadie will be an outstanding talent to watch this winter.
2024 Keira Maki is a phenomenal wing for Escanaba. She earned All-U.P Dream Team honors her junior year with her strong rebounds and dazzling dribble moves. Keira uses her length to swat shots and finish with fancy footwork on her downhill drives. She has and inside out dribble and eurostep in her arsenal to make stopping her one on one nearly impossible in transition. Keira scores at all three levels and around the perimeter. She is going to have a monster season once again for the Eskimos.
2025 Guard Jordyn Bonnema lit the world on fire last season for Kalamazoo Christian. She averaged 17 pts, 7 rebounds, and 5 steals as a sophomore, earning BCAM’s BEST and MLive Dream Team honors. Jordyn dribbles with ferocity and has a relentless motor on the court. She has the control to drive full tilt and stop on a dime to hit a jumper. Jordyn will step through, step back, and score from anywhere in the half court. She protects the rim with her shot blocking and quick hands; Jordyn is a small school prospect with big game.
2025 PF A.J Rickli is an absolute force for Paw Paw. Rickli has the strength and dynamic game to dominate against posts and guards who attempt to slow her down. Rickli drives downhill with power and strength; she will not relent until the ball goes through the net. At the Top 250 Expo this fall she scored and rebounded at will against elite competition; she proved why she may graduate as the school’s all-time leading rebounder. Rickli uses her strength to seal and maintain advantageous positioning on both ends; good luck scoring at the rim when she’s guarding the paint. She is a stretch forward who is in store for another phenomenal season.
2024 CG Larissa Gibson is ready to make another gigantic leap for LaKeville Memorial high school this season. She led her team in every statistical category during the 2023 season as a junior and has special vertical and leaping ability. Her downhill drives are nearly impossible to stop without a help defender because of her explosive steps and balance. Larissa is in store for a phenomenal senior campaign.
At the Buzzer
Evan Bell is currently a scout for Prep Girls Hoops, Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach at Lapeer High School, and Director of Lapeer County Cobras . Our mission at PGH is to cover as many athletes with D2, D3, NAIA, and JUCO potential in the state as possible. If you have knowledge of a prospect off our radar, please DM Evan through Twitter @CoachEvanBell or email him at email@example.com