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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, November 13, 2010

Down To Five

High school hoop heads and college recruiting fiends will have to wait another few days to find out where the state's No. 1 ranked prep basketball prospect, Birmigham Detroit Country Day 6-10 center Amir Williams, will be playing his ball at the next level. While most of the state's cage Class of 2011 signed their National Letter of Intent on November 10, Williams has said that he will probably announce his decision by Wednesday, two days after the start of practice for the upcoming season.
Although he didn't make his official choice yet, Williams did narrow the field of elite suitors down to just five schools he will be selecting from.
Here's how it breaks down:
Ohio State
Although a visit to UofM this past weekend initially appeared a mere courtesy call, some are saying that head coach John Belein and the Wolverines made a major impression on the Yellowjackets big fella. The fact that Williams - rated the No. 2 high school center in the country - listed them in his final cut down of choices says as much.
That all said, I'm still hearing that it's most likely he will head out of state to play his college hoops. Those "in the know" say it's a two-team race between Ohio State and Florida. From what I can best decipher, Williams, who led DCD to a state title last year as a junior averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds per game, is leaning towards the Gators and heading down south to Florida.


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