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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.

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Grand Finale

The Land of the Sun is on the horizon for Walled Lake Western boys basketball star Miroslav Jaksic.
His future lies in the Southwest
Jaksic, a soft-stroking, high-upside 6-foot-11 forward-center, committed to Grand Canyon University, soon-to-be Division I college program down in Arizona.
Grand Canyon (23-8 back in the winter) is set to go DI for the upcoming 2013-14 campaign, ready to start competing in the Western Athletic Conference. The GCU program is headed by Traverse City prep hoops legend and former NBA sharpshooter Dan Majerle (Central Michigan), who played most of his pro career with the Phoenix Suns.
There was a lot of hype surrounding Jaksic's arrival in Oakland County, via Canada and before that Serbia, two years ago. During his time as a Warrior, the Euro dynamo helped restructure the cage culture at Western, traditionally known as a football school.
He averaged a double-double in his pair of seasons a prepster in the OC.  This past season, Jaksic averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds a night on a squad that finished 14-7 and competed for a league crown until the bitter end.


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