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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, November 15, 2014

Ticket To Cleveland

The Cleveland St. Vikings conquered a big piece of the Oakland County boys basketball recruiting landscape for the area's Class of 2015 by snatching a commitment from North Farmington small forward Jeron (Buddha) Rogers.
A four-year starter with the Raiders, the 6-foot-6 Rogers is the top recruit in the county's senior class.  His father is retired NBA vet Carlos Rogers (Detroit Northwestern).
Over the past two seasons, North Farmington aka TEAM NOGO's Buddha Baller has averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds per outing. As a sophomore in 2013, Rogers helped spark RAIDERSNATION to a Class A district championship.
First-rate from downtown, mid-range and running the break in the transition game, he's got a relentless motor and work ethic. The improvements he's made in his offensive arsenal have been noteworthy – not many kids in the area have upped the ante on their skill-set and diversified their recruiting package more than Rogers has since busting onto the local prep scene as a Fab Frosh three years ago.
Cleveland State went 21-12 last season under head coach Gary Waters, a sideline general with ties to Metro Detroit (Detroit Mackenzie grad, played at Ferris State, former asst coach at FSU and Eastern Michigan).
Rogers and his North Farmington club are expected to be one of the area best hoop squads this winter.


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