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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.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Bonus Bytes - Quick Hits

Congrats go out from Burney to Keith Garrison, who was recently named the new head varsity football coach at Waterford Mott
Has anyone like myself, ever wondered why a background character in the epic 1980s teen movie, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, is sporting a Birmingham Groves varsity jacket throughout the film? ………(the movie is supposed to take place in Chicago)
OL St. Mary's Allen Robinson, a two-sport star in the state of Michigan with few equals, has offers in football from BIG Ten schools, Penn State and Minnesota as of right now, with several more conference programs circling the perimeter and expected to offer soon. A high-scoring two guard in the winter with the Eaglets basketball team, Robinson (6-3 195) is a spry playmaker on the gridiron, whether lining up at wide receiver on offense or free safety on 'D'
Deandre Sheppard has replaced the legendary, Tarlton Small, as the new athletic director at Pontiac High School
Speaking of Phoenix Nation, incoming senior hoopster Juwan Moody has been lighting it up for the REACH Legends on the AAU circuit these past few weeks. Down in a tourney in Kentucky, he tallied a game-high 24 points, going 5-for-5 from long distance range, in the squad's quarterfinal win before bowing from the tournament with a team-high 20 points in a loss in the semis. Fellow OC cage stud, Samier Ozier (Novi), put up double-doubles in both games (12-10, 10-10 respectively). How awesome is it that Moody aka "The Surgeon" and Ozier, aka "The Big Sham Wow" are tearing it up on the hardwood TOGETHER this summer?
Burney is mega-excited that Moody's backcourt-mate in the winter, Anthony "Ant" Adams will be Pontiac's featured ball-carrier this fall on the football field and can't wait to see THA ANT get his touchdown on!!!
Birmingham Brother Rice's varsity football team is currently undefeated on the summer in 7-on-7 competition
Props to the Dorian's Pride 16-U AAU basketball squad, led by Rochester "Sir Grind-A-Lot", Taylor Perry for going down to Indianapolis and taking home the first place championship trophy in the annual Adidas Invitational. Perry and the boys almost made it two straight tourney titles, but they took a slim loss on Thursday in the finals of the Great Lakes Invitational played at West Michigan hoop Mecca, THE CAGE, in Swartz Creek.
Birmingham Detroit Country Day's Kenny Knight, one of the top-rated wide receivers in the local college recruiting game, caught 42 balls for 565 yards and 10 TD's last season and Burney predicts a 50/725/15 TD season on the horizon this fall for the 'Jackets "Mr. Extra Crispy"
. Knight currently has offers from half of the Big Ten!


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