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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.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Burney's Top 25 OC Boys Hoopsters

2010-2011 OC Top 25 Players
1 Amir Williams (Birmingham DCD) - one of the finest post prospects the area has seen in quite some time
2 Carlton Brundidge (Southfield) - defines the word WARRIOR...Bulldog-tough, will be a Khalid El-Amin-type in college at UofM
3 James Young (Troy) - "The Chosen One" aka BEST SOPH IN THE STATE....High D-1 talent
4 Samier Ozier (Novi) - "The Big Sham Wow" is the most dangerous inside-outside threat in Oakland County
5 Shawn Conway (Birmingham Seaholm) - A human DOUBLE-DOUBLE...will average 25 ppg, 12 rpg and at least two SPORTSCENTER-esque slam dunks!
6 "Pee Wee" Barnes-Patrick Onwenu (Southfield) - Together with Brundidge, S'field's "Big Three" give the 'Jays a chance at the state crown in March. Pee Wee is the pace-setting point guard, while Onwenu is an athletic and active presence in the paint
7 Anthony "Ant" Adams (Pontiac) - The consummate floor general....Ant will have to take on more of a scoring load w/ former runningmate Juwaan Moody moving out of the state and to another high school in AZ with his family
8 Urbane Bingham (North Farmington) - Making huge strides under TEAM NEGOSHIAN over at NF, will be arguably the top big fella in the OAA......Urb has added some grit and grime to his game and is becoming more of a vocal leader on the floor.  Don't leave him open from outside either, 'cause he can bang'em home from downtown like his name was Todd!
9 Joe Baker (Ferndale) - "The Show" will be landing on the court for the Eagles in January and he will no doubt light up the scoreboard in the OAA like he did last year in the MAC
10 a Chris Fowler-Lee Bailey (Birmingham DCD) - It's a pretty good life for 'Jackets head coach Kurt Keener, he loses all-state point guard Ray McCallum to graduation and he has two D1-caliber guards left in the artillery to replace him...Bailey is a workhorse of a combo-guard, while Fowler,coming off a season-ending knee injury midseason last year, is poised for a breakout campaign as the team's floor leader
10 b Ray Tillman-Tony Harris (AH Avondale) - "Sugar Ray" Tillman and Tony "The Truth" Harris makeup one of the best backcourts in all of Metro Detroit...In Burney's humble opinion, the are in the same class as CB and Pee Wee at S'field and Fowler and Bailey at Country Day
11 Allen Robinson (OLSM)
12 Jake Duzey (Troy Athens)
13 Taylor Perry (Rochester)
14 Dakota Ogles (Hazel Park)
15 a Chris Dewberry (Waterford Mott)
15 b Kellen McCormick (Pontiac Notre Dame Prep)
16 Andrew Hammett (RH Adams)
17 Spencer Parker (West Bloomfield)
18 Damon Bozeman (MH Madison)
19 Jordan Walker (MH Bishop Foley)
20 Kyle Cooper-Shea Kettner (Novi Detroit CC)
21 Joey Alessi (Birmingham Brother Rice)
22 Josh Fugate (Holly)
23 Marcus Hardy (Clarkston)
24 Adam Gorski-Adam Holinski (Birmingham Brother Rice)
25 Sterling Morrow (BH Cranbrook)
Newcomer to watch - Corey Green (MH Bishop Foley)
Freshman to watch - Maceo Baston, Jr (Troy); Maury Diane (Birmingham DCD)


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