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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, October 22, 2010

The Decision

According to my inside sources, the state's No. ranked prep basketball recruit for the Class of 2011, Birmingham Detroit Country Day 6-foot-11 inch center Amir Williams, won't be wasting much time making the decision on what college he will be attending next year. Expect Williams, a rare talent in the post, to announce his choice before the start of the season in early-December when him and the Yellowjackets take off on their quest to repeat as Class B state champions.
Williams is the most dominating big man Oakland County has seen in the last few years at least, if not the past decade-plus. He has a long wingspan and an extremely velvety-soft touch around the basket and at the free throw line. His ability to finish at the rim and run the floor on the fastbreak is second to none. Agile and athletic, he's also a master shot blocker and rebounder with the skill to score the basketball both with his back to the basket and facing up from out to 18 feet. Last season he really came into his own on the floor, realizing his potential as a true impact player and commanding post presence; AKA he had an in-game epiphany that he could dunk on anyone anytime he wanted to and then went about doing just that!!
In the most simplistic of terms, Williams is a human, walking, talking, breathing triple-double on the high school hardwood, bringing terror to defenders, opposing coaches, rims and backboards throughout the state alike. Just pencil him in for 20 points (8 of which at a minimum will come off slam dunks), 15 boards and 10 blocks a game this winter. ESPN ranks Williams in their top 55 players in the nation and a Top 10 selection at his position.  
Practically every college bball recruiter in the country wants to get Williams inked with their respective program, making his scholarship offer sheet equally as varied as his game
Let's take a look:
Wake Forest
Ohio State
Miami (FL)
Burney's moles are telling him that Amir is going to head out of state for his future college destination 
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