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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, December 4, 2012

Burney's Boys Hoops Preview

Oakland County's Top 10 Players
1 James Young (Rochester) – The Chosen One….'Nuff said!!!! Most dominant player in the state bar none, no question!!!
2 Jon-Jon Williams (Southfield-Lathrup) – Just so versatile, it's scary, as electrifying a backcourt threat this area has seen since the New Millennium  
3 Yante Maten (BH Lahser) – Imposing skyscraper in the paint and the top post player in the area by a long shot… junior in the OC
4 Austin Price (Birmingham DCD) – Super steady and savvy 'Jackets combo guard that is the picture composure in the clutch
5 Paris Bass (Birmingham Seaholm) – The BEST player that nobody knows about in the entire STATE!!!! Yeah I said it!!! This slick-move master of a  6-foot-7 Maples swingman will be a monster force to reckoned with in the OAA this winter
6 Khalil Malone (Waterford Mott) – Fearless and smart lead guard with the consummate killer instinct
7 Miroslav Jaksic (WL Western) – The Warriors' Euro 6-11 BALLER EXTRAORDINAIRE is poised for a breakout campaign scoring the basketball after a year in the states getting his feet wet last season…top inside-outside threat in the OC
8 Gage Throgmorton (WL Northern) – Tenacious talent on the wing, sporting a deadly long-range game and a knack for scoring the ball in bunches….Deadliest outside bomber in the OC
9 Akhemji Williams (RH Adams) – Does so much, so well…..stacks up toe-to-toe with any point guard in the area….the OC's No. 2 player in the Class of 2014
10 Jordan Dasuqi (Clarkston) – Smooth and fundamentally-sound combo guard that is another in a long line of Wolfpack backcourt BAZOOKAS!!!
Oakland County's Top 10 Teams
1 Birmingham DCD - Stockpile of superb guards and wings will make up for lack of a D1 big fella for the first time in over half a decade.
2 Clarkston - TEAM FIFE will be TEAM FIFE.......AGAIN!!
3 (tie) Rochester - James Young is going to go BONKERS this winter.......I'm not talking about 2011 or 2012 BONKERS....I'm talking KEITH APPLING-ANTOINE JOUBERT Bonkers.....Mark that down!!
3 (tie) RH Adams - I love this team!!!!
4 BH Lahser - Best junior class in the area
5 (tie) Southfield - Bluejays are experienced, gritty and very talented......they have a legit shot at taking home the title in the rough-and-tumble OAA Red
5 (tie) Waterford Mott - Will be tough to unseat as KLAA North champs
6 Pontiac - 'Yaktown as sleepers this season?
7 OL St. Mary's - "McClutch McClendon," "Matty Ice," "The NOTORIOUS JWJ"....'Nuff said!!
8 Southfield-Lathrup - How the Chargers supporting cast fills in around 'Jon-Jon' will be the key to Lathrup's success level
9 North Farmington - 'The Big 3' is about to GO OFF!!!!!
10 Southfield Christian - Defending Class D state champs will be back with a vengance, led by sophomore point guard Bakari Evelyn & juniors DeMarco White and Lindsey Hunter IV


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