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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, March 6, 2012

The X Men

Under-the-radar local boys prep hoopsters to watch out for in the state tournament….they could wind up being THE X-Factor for their respective teams
Tai Abola (WL Central SR F) – Big, brawny and athletic….can rack up a double-double w/ease
Grant Henderson (Birmingham Groves Sr G) – one of the true feelgood stories of the season, bouncing back from a broken leg which wiped out his junior campaign to lead the Falcons in scoring this yr…..in a wideopen district, who better to be a hero that this SIZZLING SLEEPER!!
Andrew Gikas & Kyle Riley (BH Lahser JR F) – A pair of Sir-Grind-A-Lots that clear the way for their squad's very talented and headline-hogging underclassmen…I.E. Maten, Gracey, Cartwright
Timmy Shayoka (Troy Athens FR G) – This FROSH PHENOM has been steadily improving all season long…he's been breaking teams off the last month and he's going to be doing the same in front of the home crowd this week
Sterling Sharp (North Farmington F JR) – Might be a better baseball player than hoop hound, but this kid can flat drill'em from downtown….SUCH a sweet stroke!!!!
Matt Linehan (OL St. Mary's JR G) – Deadeye shooter with a grit to his game that doesn't always accompany expert marksmen
Arben Camaj (Rochester JR C) – Holds down the Falcons post with authority!!!
Troy backcourt (Joe Leonard, Zak, Noor and Larry Sylvester) – Just so MONEY!!!...enough said!!!
Vezzie Carthane (Pontiac Soph G) – This sophomore floor general has been quiet in the scoring column by design, don't be surprised if he drops a couple 15-10 spots in the tourney
Jack Dillon (Novi Detroit CC JR F) – Very skilled role player that loves to get down and dirty in the lane…..he can run the floor and finish on the break…..in other words another ROCKNATION top class cager!!!
Brett Houghton (Birmingham Seaholm Jr G) – The floor leader of the scrappy Maples this year……does a little bit of everything…can shoot, handle and create
Ferndale SUPER SOPHS (Jermaine King, Aaron Rice, Robert Diez) – King is an ABSOLUTE SUPERSTAR in the making, Rice is a quick-learning combo guard and Diez is one of the best pure shooters in the county right now
Vinnie Puma (Waterford Lakes Soph G) – The Lakers' pace-setter who can hurt opposing teams in a variety of different ways

1 Comments:

Blogger Toiya said...

Gikas and Riley rock!

March 6, 2012 at 6:29 AM 

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