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Burney's Bytes will focus primarily on the local preps sports scene, but will also touch on some college and pro athletics, mostly in regards to athletes who hail and have played high school sports in Oakland County. My goal for the blog is to be conversational and anecdotal, a more relaxed and free formal take on high school athletics than you see in regular game day coverage.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Burney's Bytes - Blog Entry # 6

Back in the day - translation, the mid-1990's when I played high school bball - the Oakland Press used to have its own weekly rankings for the top hoops teams in the county.  Well, I've decided to bring them back....if not in the actual paper itself - as much as I would like to think I do, I don't have that kind of pull - at least through my blog.  I'll start with the boys and in my next entry move to the girls.

Oakland County Top Ten - Boys Basketball

1. Birmingham Detroit Country Day (7-0) - A college-like team parading as a prep hoops squad. With super-transfer Ray McCallum, Jr, in the Yellowjackets' line-up there is no stopping this group.

2. Clarkston (5-0) - Off to a great start and Just the right mix of players to take head coach Dan Fife to the Breslin Center in March for the first time

3. Orchard Lake St. Marys (4-0) - Dion Sims is finally healthy, so its watch out Catholic League

4. White Lake Lakeland (6-0)- Point guard Mike Fugate is a beast and the Eagles probably have the best guard rotation in the county with him, Brett Burmeister, and Blake Heiman.

5. Birmingham Brother Rice (5-1) - Kevonte Martin-Manley and Austin Fowler are double trouble for all opponents

6. Novi Detroit Catholic Central (6-0) - Balance is the key word for the Shamrocks, as their depth is certain to take them far this season

7. West Bloomfield (4-2)- The Credit twins and a plethora of speedy guards will translate into another solid season for coach Andre White's Lakers

8. Auburn Hills Avondale (5-1)  - Under head coach and former Pontiac Central stand out Tim Webb, the Yellowjackets are trying to get back to their 2002 state championship form.  With a 5-1 record out of the gate, they're on the right track

9. Southfield (3-2)- sophomore sensation Carlton Brundidge, enough said!

10. Pontiac Northern (3-3) - De Andre Davis and "Ant" Adams are the motor that make this Huskies team go



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