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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.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Reentering The Fray In The MHSAA

The speeding freight train of a boys cage crew known as the  2015 North Farmington Raiders have added yet another gear, one more weapon for the TEAM NOGO arsenal.
Billy Thomas enrolled in school on Tuesday.
Thomas is a 6-foot-1 sniper who played at Detroit U-D Jesuit as a freshman and sophomore, starting last season on a Cubs club that made a run into the Class A final four at the Breslin Center. He spent first-semester at a prep school in Lynchburg, Virginia.
North Farmington is already one of the deepest squads in the area and throwing Thomas into the mix could put them over the edge into the BRESLIN STRATOSPHERE.
Fresh on the heels of Tuesday's 66-50 toppling of Troy, TEAM NOGO is a perfect 6-0 on the campaign.
Billy the Bombardier averaged 14 points a night in 2014 and joins a RaidersNation backcourt that sports fellow standout juniors like Jacob Joubert and Josh (Baby Hoags) Hogans. Joubert is the son of MHSAA legend and former All-Big Ten performer Antoine Joubert (Detroit Southwestern/UofM) and poured in a season-high 23 points on Tuesday against Troy. Hoagans, the baby brother of one-time North Farmington backcourt studs Robert and Caleb Hoagans, is shooting close to 70 percent from 3-point distance coming off the bench as the Raiders' sixth-man.
The Thomas family has always lived in the Farmington Hills School District so Thomas could be in uniform Friday night when North Farmington faces Pontiac in an OAA crossover at home.


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