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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, July 26, 2011

The Diaper Dandy Dozen

With the AAU basketball season winding down, here's a look at a dozen underclassmen boys hoopsters to keep an eye out for in 2012

Armand Cartwright-Yante Maten (BH Lahser) – The most talented inside-outside twosome of sophomores in Oakland County, with the scoring-machine Cartwright holding thing down in the Knights' backcourt and Maten, an athletic and spry power forward, pounding it out in the post
Maceo Baston, Jr. (Troy) – A heady sophomore guard who is equally dangerous stroking it from downtown or breaking down the defense and getting into the lane to create….expect a BREAKOUT year for Baston in 2012 in his second year on varsity
Mory Diane/Edmond Sumner (Birmingham DCD) – Killer guard combo of the future for the Yellowjackets……Diane is a pure scorer & Sumner is more of a playmaker.  Diane saw time on the varsity last season, displaying great promise, while Sumner was the leading scorer and assist man on the 'Jackets JV in 2011
Akemji Williams/Press Kampe (RH Adams) – This spunky and active pair of guards were key components on the Adams varsity team last winter as only freshman, helping take the Highlanders into the Class A Sweet 16. Williams is a do-everything type that has a keen cage instinct for someone so young. Kampe, the son of OU coach Greg Kampe, is the consummate competitor who will only get better as his body matures. They will both become even bigger parts of the squad's gameplan this upcoming season
Nick Owens/Chance Huth (Clarkston) – Starring on the Wolves' JV team last season as freshman, Owens and Huth have both had very productive summers on the AAU circuit and will move into important supporting roles on the C-Town varsity club this season as SUPER SOPHS
Lindsey Hunter IV (Southfield Christian) – The pedigree speaks for itself......this super soph can play!!!
D.J. Stevens (AH Oakland Christian) – The best freshman in the area's small school hoop scene last year, Stevens will be relied on as more of a scorer this winter as him and the Lancers, defending league title holders, seek redemption from last March's crushing buzzer-beating loss to Detroit Westside in the regional finals   
Timmy Shayoka (Troy Athens) – An incoming ninth-grader, Shayoka, will be on the Red Hawks varsity this school year showing off his playmaking skills for head coach Dave Scott


Blogger Dakila said...

Look out for Clawson incoming sophomore Jared Ocampo as he will be in the mix for Coach Billy Shellenbarger.

July 30, 2011 at 6:46 AM 

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