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End of Camp Notes from 28th annual WBY Camp

06/15/2022, 12:45pm CDT
By Mark Miller

The 28th annual Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook Exposure Camp concluded Tuesday at Viterbo University in La Crosse.

Following are some end-of-the-camp news and notes.

A total of 86 players at the WBY Camp were divided into 10 different teams.

Following are the Most Valuable Players for each of the teams at camp:

Kadin Baxter, 6-3, G, Sr., Oconto
Versatile, competitive and productive are three adjectives that describe how Baxter performs on the basketball court. He has good size and length to go along with solid strength and the ability to score, rebound and defend. Baxter has scored 1,114 career points entering his senior season and he averaged 17.0 ppg as a junior while earning first-team all-Packerland Conference honors. 

Lucas Rameker, 6-4, WG, Sr., Saint Mary's Springs
One of four Saint Mary's Springs players who performed well at camp along with seniors Sam Coon, Gavin Jahns and Josiah Maul, Rameker is a wing with deep shooting range and the ability to guard and rebound. He averaged 16.2 points as a junior and shot 40 percent from three-point range, making 68 of 170 attempts. He shot the ball well at the WBY Camp and took up the challenge of often guarding the opponent's top perimeter player. Rameker earned first-team all-Wisconsin Flyway Conference honors as a junior while helping Saint Mary's Springs to a 19-6 record. 

Michael Metcalf-Grassman, 6-5, G/F, Sr., Shawano
An explosive wing prospect who can finish with his left or right hand, Metcalf-Grassman was definitely one of the top performers throughout the three days at Viterbo. He showed the ability to finish above the rim while also being big and strong enough to complete drives to the basket through contact. Metcalf-Grassman averaged 19.7 ppg and 6.5 rpg as a junior, made 61 triples and earned second-team all-Bay Conference recognition. Metcalf-Grassman was one of the breakout performers at camp and is poised for a big senior season at Shawano. 

Will Gardner, 6-2, G, Sr., Franklin
Like Metcalf-Grassman, Gardner was a breakout performer at the WBY Camp. His impressive ability to play and be effective at either guard position was a big factor in his team's success. Gardner scored off the dribble, from mid range and from outside the three-point arc, and communicated well on defense. He averaged 9.2 ppg as a junior for a very good Franklin program and earned third-team all-Southeast Conference recognition. 

Max Tutas, 6-2, G, Sr., Sheboygan North
Tutas and Gardner deserve co-MVP honors for their strong showing with the team-champion Heat squad. Tutas is an aggressive, productive, consistent, high-energy wing who can score off the dribble and from the perimeter. He gets to the foul line a lot because of his many different moves to the basket. Tutas gives 110 percent effort on both ends of the court and is coming off a junior season in which he averaged 18.2 ppg and earned second-team all-Fox River Classic Conference laurels. 

Seth Bunders, 6-1, PG, Sr., Wauzeka-Steuben
A dynamic, athletic and aggressive lead guard who can score, set up teammates and push the ball in transition, Bunders had a strong camp and won both the Three-Point Shooting contest and the Skills Competition. He also performed well for his team, showing the ability to beat defenders off the dribble while also knocking down perimeter shots and getting the ball to his teammates. Bunders averaged 21.9 ppg as a junior and earned first-team all-Ridge & Valley Conference honors. 

Preston Johnson, 6-1, PG, Soph., River Falls
The left-handed point guard displayed stellar court vision while also flashing the ability to score off the dribble and from outside the three-point arc. Johnson was one of the top lead guards at camp, is strong, plays with poise and a solid basektball IQ and figures to be one of the elite players in the Big Rivers Conference the next three seasons. 

Grant Manz, 6-4, F, Jr., Kiel
An active, productive wing prospect with good size and athleticism, Manz always seemed to be around the ball at the WBY Camp. Whether he was rebounding, pushing the ball on the fast break or scoring off the dribble, Manz was a handful for opponents to defend. He averaged 11.8 ppg and 15.3 rpg as a sophomore at Kiel and earned first-team all-Eastern Wisconsin Conference recognition. 

Charlie Morning, 6-0, PG, Sr., Menomonie
A physically strong, mentally sharp backcourt prospect who played with an edge and competed with energy throughout camp, Morning is poised for a breakout senior season at Menomonie. He battled injuries as a junior, but still managed to average 9.4 ppg. He then turned in a very strong spring for the Wisconsin Players club program and performed very well at the WBY Camp.

Mason Stoik, 6-4, G, Sr., Eau Claire Memorial
A knock-down shooter with size and a quick release, Stoik also completed drives to the basket with his strength and skill. One of the better all-around players at camp, Stoik helped his Clippers team to a runner-up finish in the tournament portion of the camp. He is coming off a season in which he averaged 9.7 ppg and received honorable mention all-Big Rivers Conference honors. 

Peter Lattos, 6-7, F, Sr., West Salem
Size, strength, skill and versatility are assets for Lattos, who can score inside and outside while also rebounding and handling the ball with effectiveness. Lattos has a nice three-point shot, can post up in the lane and gets plenty of offensive rebound baskets. He averaged 15.7 ppg and 8.6 rpg for a balanced West Salem squad as a junior and is a player scholarship schools will watch closely during the rest of June and July.  


Following are the players selected for the Camp All-Star game, including alternates:

Eastern Conference
Kadin Baxter, 6-3, Sr., G, Oconto
Tamarrein Henderson, 6-4, Jr., G, West Salem
Braden Crubel, 6-1, Sr., G, River Ridge
Lucas Rameker, 6-4, Sr., G, Saint Mary's Springs
Garrett Staszak, 5-9, Sr., G, Appleton North
Michael Metcalf-Grassman, 6-5, Sr., G/F, Shawano
Max Tutas, 6-2, Sr., G, Sheboygan North 
Will Gardner, 6-2, Sr., G, Franklin
Seth Bunders, 6-1, Sr., PG, Wauzeka-Steuben
Isaiah Stokes, 6-0, Sr., G, Hillsboro

Western Conference
Preston Johnson, 6-1, Soph., G, River Falls
Eli Podoll, 6-0, PG, Jr. Franklin
Gavin Wunderlin, 6-4, G/F, Jr., Potosi
Grant Manz, 6-4, F, Jr., Kiel
Logan Loether, 6-2, PG, Sr., Winneconne
Charlie Morning, 5-11, G, Sr., Menomonie
Carson Koepnick, 6-1, G, Sr., West Salem
Mason Stoik, 6-4, G, Sr., Eau Claire Memorial
Pater Lattos, 6-7, F, Sr., West Salem
Jack Fox, 6-1, G, Sr., Edgerton


The three-point shooting contest was won by senior Seth Bunders (6-1) of Wauzeka-Steuben.


Wauzeka-Steuben senior point guard Seth Bunders (6-1) won the Skills Competition.


The Heat squad coached by Modesto Junior College assistant David Mlachnik won the team championship at the WBY Camp. Team members included Tyler Smith of St. Francis, Thomas Stangel of Kewaunee, Jake Thomsen of Waukesha West, Max Tutas of Sheboygan North, Will Gardner of Franklin, Dominic Hill of Waukesha West, Hutson Hendrickson of West Salem, and JD Davison of Abundant Life Christian.


Members of the winning Three On Three squad included senior Michael Metcalf-Grassman of Shawano, senior Garrett Staszak of Appleton North, senior Evan Krien of Catholic Central in Burlington and senior Jacob Landon of Shawano.


Colleges represented at the camp included:

Clarke University

Lakeland University
Modesto Junior College
UW-Eau Claire
UW-La Crosse
Viterbo University
Western Technical College
Wisconsin Lutheran College


Special thank you to Viterbo University coach Wayne Wagner, V-Hawk assistants Luke Clift and Taylor Hanson, Oconomowoc coach Jay Benish, and La Crescent head coach Ryan Thibodeau, along with all the coaches and counselors, who worked the WBY Camp. And a special thank you to the players and their families for participating in the camp.

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