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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.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Brownie Points

Kudos go out Farmington Hills Harrison senior Ken Brown for a spectacular final year playing prep sports. On the gridiron this past fall, Brown a split end on offensive and a cornerback on defense, led the Hawks football team in receptions and receiving yardage. On the hardwood, his primary sport, this winter, he's been nothing short of amazing. A slick, dead-eye shooting 2-guard, Brown, has a nose for the hoop like few others in the area. He scores points like most people blink their eyes - constant and rapidly. Averaging close to 24 points per contest, he broke his school's single game scoring record by netting 42 points on Friday night in a win against Bloomfield Hills Lahser, breaking a 21-year old mark held previously by Chad Burgess. Brown is not a selfish player either. Always looking to dish off to a teammate and not willing to force action if his shot isn't there, he averages seven assists a game as well This makes him considerably more dangerous than your average chucker. And since he was doing the same thing last year, he has been forced to go up against defenses geared to stop him. To his credit, they haven't. Because Harrison is not a basketball power - this season the Hawks have been hovering around the .500 mark all season and its the best record the program has been able to compile in quite some time - he doesn't get the accolades or recognition other high-scorers from the county get. But, don't get it twisted, he is the genuine article.


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