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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.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Choice Cuts: Reflections of Baller Past

In honor of Allen Robinson (Penn St-OL St. Mary's) being selected in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday night, going 61st overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars, let's breakdown the Top 5  OC HS athletes your boy, Burney, has covered in his 6 years on the job
1 James Young (Troy-Rochester-Kentucky) – Per my exclamation 5 years ago, THE CHOSEN ONE has finally arrived…...'NUFF SAID!!...Best prep hoopster I've had the pleasure to watch since CWEBB.  Simply put, THE TRUTH…....will be a first-round pick in next month's NBA Draft, has the chance to be a genuine star in the LEAGUE
2 Ray McCallum, Jr. (Birmingham DCD-UD-Mercy-NBA) – Most dynamic point guard I've ever personally seen on the prep hardwood, killed it with SACTOWN this season, will be a fixture in the NBA backcourt scene for years to come
3 Allen Robinson (OLSM-Penn St-NFL) – AL B SURE is a surefire stud in the SHOW, take it as a BURNEY GUARANTEE; he'll be stretching the field as a consummate pro at the wide receiver position for the next decade at least, the kind of guy that will be a leader in the locker room and workhorse on the field, alas recently departed Lion Nate Burleson
4 (tie) Eric Fisher (Stoney Creek, CMU-NFL) – No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft in 2013 that blossomed at the college level, saw tons of potential when I used to go and catch the BIG FISH banging pads on the line for the SC grid squad and banging bodies in the post for the Cougars cage club
4 (tie) Devin Funchess (FH Harrison-Michigan) – That "next era" tight end that everyone will be raving about (alas Ebron right now) come the 2015 NFL Draft
5 Alex Malzone (Birmingham Brother Rice) – Best, most elite prep quarterback the state of Michigan has seen since Drew Stanton…..YEAH, I SAID IT!!!


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