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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, July 5, 2013

Almost There

News surfaced out of the Blue Grass State over the holiday that recent Rochester-graduate and 2013 high school basketball All-American James Young isn't enrolled at the University of Kentucky for summer courses.
Young, a three-time first-team all-state swingman as a prepster, is currently in Lexington working out with the Wildcats but not taking classes.
The rare 6-foot-6 ½ talent on the hardwood is part of the greatest college recruiting class in NCAA hoops history, one of six McDonalds All-American selections set to suit up for head coach John Calapari and the Cats in 2014.
Like Young, fellow Blue Grass Blue-Chippers, the Harrison twins (Aaron and Andrew), recruits in the backcourt from Houston, are presently in Lexington, however not in school this summer as well. The rest of the high-profile recruiting crop have already started hitting the books at UK and are all officially enrolled in the university as of right now (SOP for most D1 and D2 recruits in almost every sports).
Word from both the Young and Harrison camps is that all three ace recruits will be enrolled in the university when the fall semester begins in September. Sources say the delays could be academic related or simply the fact that they graduated from high school too late to get to UK in time to sign up for the summer session.
Averaging roughly 26 points, 16 rebounds and six assists per game, Young led Rochester to district and regional championships back in the winter, his only season with the Falcons after playing his freshman-thru-junior campaigns at Troy.


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