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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.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

These Two Are Going Places

Two of the area's best small school senior boys hoopsters have found homes at the next level.
Birmingham Roeper's Jack Gorland has decided to play his college ball at Oberlin College while Auburn Hills Oakland Christian's Charles Hayden will be playing at Aquinas College.
Gorland, a 6-foot-7 center with good footwork and the ability to step outside and bang home the long ball, is a four-year varsity letter-winner and a three-year starter with the Roughriders. The past two seasons, he's helped lead the Roeper cage crew to back-to-back district titles.
Hayden, a super-quick 6-foot-4 point guard with raw athleticism and a killer instinct on the floor, came over to Oakland Christian last year after playing at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep as a freshmen and sophomore. With Hayden joining a veteran Lancer mix in 2011, OCS took home league and district championships before losing to Detroit Westside Christian in the Sweet 16 on a heartbreaking buzzer-beater. When he was a sophomore at NDP, he was part of a Fighting Irish squad that raised a district title banner as well.


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