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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, January 17, 2012

He's Got Cat Scratch Fever

The Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team is 13-5 overall and in the midst of making a serious run at the program's first ever berth in the Big Dance aka the NCAA Tournament.
One of the biggest reasons for the Wildcats success this year has been because of the play of former Oakland County prep star Dave Curletti out of Orchard Lake St. Mary's, Northwestern's sixth-man.
Curletti, a rangy and active 6-foot-8 forward, put up a 17-point, 7-board outing in the Wildcats upset of Michigan State over the weekend, which included a Sportscenter-esque JAM over a Spartans' defender in the second half.
When he was hooping in the OC for the Eaglets, Curletti was a prototypical SIR-GRIND-A-LOT, averaging 15 points and 10 boards a game as a senior in 2008, helping take OLSM to district, regional and league crowns and a spot in the Class Elite 8. In his time in the red and white, he played on three straight CHSL-title winning squads.


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