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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, April 24, 2012

Born To Buzz

Madison Heights Bishop Foley senior boys basketball star Mike Oravetz will be buzzing his way west to play his college hoops, signing a National Letter of Intent on Monday with the Kalamazoo College Hornets.
Oravtez, the Ventures' two-year starting point guard, helped take Bishop Foley to back-to-back Catholic League titles and Class C district championships in 2011 and 2012.
Last season, he averaged 14 points, six assists, three rebounds and two steals per game while being named All-CHSL for the second year in a row. This kid's game is the definition of ULTRA STEADY!!! He does whatever is needed of him – shoot from downtown, create off the dribble, lead the fastbreak, run the half-court set,etc.. – and he has a GRADE A motor that never stops going.
Kalamazoo's Men's Basketball program has benefited from the Oakland County talent pool in the past.
The Hornets currently have 5 players on their roster who played their prep ball in the area.
The All-League inside-outside tandem of center Joe Prepolec (BH Andover) and point guard Eric Fishman (BH Cranbrook) has been a catalyst for the team the past two years. Berkley's Travis Braun and Jacob Olds & Troy's Cam Lafayette also dot the K-ZOO lineup.
Head coach Rob Passage and his K-ZOO cage crew are looking to rebound from a disappointing 8-17 overall record this past winter.


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