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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, May 7, 2013

Killing Them Swiftly

A menace of the mid-range game, Southfield senior boys basketball star Earl Swift is a steal for an MIAA school.
Thusly, Adrian College might need to be turning itself in to the authorities for larceny.
On Monday, Swift, the Bluejays 6-foot-4 swingman and two-time all-league pick, committed to play his college hoops in the MIAA with the Bulldogs.
Under head coach Mark White, who when on the prep sidelines at Detroit Renaissance in the early-to-mid 2000s captured two state championships, Adrian went 18-8 this winter.
Swift is a winner….plain and simple. He's the consummate workhorse on the perimeter, simply out-grinding defenders coming off screens and swishing jumper after jumper with his subtle touch and soft stroke.
Earning varsity letters with Southfield the past three years, Swift helped lead the Bluejays to back-to-back district titles as a sophomore and junior, playing a key reserve role in the team's run to the final four in 2011.
Besides his work ethic and "coachability", his best attribute is his efficiency on the floor. In terms of shot attempts, he doesn't need a lot to do his damage. And he's money from the free-throw line, popping it at over an 80 percent clip.
The only player hailing from Oakland County on Adrian's roster in 2013 was Ferndale's Nate Stepney.


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