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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, March 20, 2010

Bonus Bytes - Stonebreakers

PUT IT IN STONE – Burney's sources are telling him that it's a lock, Birmingham Detroit Country Day All-American point guard, Ray McCallum, Jr., one of the country's most highly-touted prep floor generals, will be singing his National Letter of Intent with the University of Detroit-Mercy come next month. Here's to hoping "Big Play Ray" helps his papa (UofD head coach, Ray McCallum, Sr.) resurrect the Titans hoops program in the very near future. REMEMBER, YOU HEARD IT HEAR FIRST!
In some other local recruiting news, it looks like DCD's junior QB Josh Harris is about to get his first D1 offer from new head coach Dan Enos and Central Michigan. Speaking of the Chips and area football talent, on the heels of an offer from Toledo, Southfield's junior sparkplug running back Dae'von Robinson also recently got an offer from Enos and his staff.
Who's a better softball hurler, Lakeland's sparkling senior ace, Carlee Meek or Troy's terrific twirler, senior Jordan Wheatley? TOUGHEST QUESTION EVER!
Crazy-large shout outs to my former BH Andover Baron homeboy Joe Prepolec, who in his sophomore year at Kalamazoo College playing for the Hornets hoop squad, just got named to the All-Conference team. Way to go, Prep! Let us not forget with the dawning of the recent spring weather and thoughts of warn nights down at the COPA this upcoming summer creeping into of all of our minds, that Big Prep was also a stellar fire-throwing relief pitcher for the Barons diamond cutters back in his day.
It's pretty obvious by now that DCD's Madison "The Big Classy" Williams has a thing about playing under the white hot spotlight…..a thing as in GOES BONKERS IN EVERY BIG GAME SHE PLAYS IN. Williams followed up her sixth triple-double of the season in the Yellowjackets defeat of Marine City in the Class B quarterfinals, with her seventh of the campaign (12 points, 11 boards, 10 blocks) in Country Day's 71-31 decimation of Kingsford in the state semi-finals. Oh yeah, she had a triple-double in the state finals last season too.
The Lady Jackets might be the ones that have the girl named, "The Big Classy", but I think it's fair to say that Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes junior juggernaut of a scoring machine, Lauren Robak, is the classiest, single most-humble superstar I have ever watched play. Robak is the consummate professional both on and off the court.
On the subject of the Lakers and awesome bball players named Robak, I've decided to give my main homegirls, WOLL's pair of fantastic freshman, "The Twin Terrors" of Lexie Robak and Ava Doetch both individual nicknames. First, because both have earned a super nickname with their knockout plays this whole season, especially in the team's most recent run into the Class D state championship game. Okay, so Lexie, is now going to be known as "The Rainmaker", because believe me this young lady can make it rain from downtown. She might actually already be a better 3-point shooter than her All-State big sis. And finally, Ava, is "Lady Gaga,", because the young Ms. Doetch is the ultimate "Lady" off and on the court and her play makes you go "GAGA.


Blogger Matthew said...

Sure he should sign with UDM. It's a win-win for both and you can't beat a solid Jesuit education.

UDM is on an incredible journey forward with Ray Sr. at the helm.

March 20, 2010 at 1:49 PM 

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