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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, March 18, 2015

The Maestro

Foster Loyer is unbelievable ...nuff said. Oh, ok, I'll say a little more. Who needs DTE? This kid is shining so bright he can light all of Metro Detroit. The last time I saw what the Clarkston freshman boys hoop phemon is doing right now (lifting a varsity club on his back as a ninth grader and willing it to a deep run in the tourney) was 12 years ago in Chicago when I watched Glenbrook North's Jon Sheyer lead the Spartans to the IHSAA state championship game (he'd take GBN to the crown two years later). Foster is just as smart, savvy and clutch as Sheyer was. In case you don't know, Sheyer went on to be a McDonald's All-American and end his college career as one of the best to ever suit up for the illustrious Duke program, captaining the Blue Devils to a National Title. In other words, don't be surprised if Loyer embarks on a similar path. The only difference I foresee is Loyer getting that state championship ring as a ninth-grader (the first of at least 2) and won't have to wait until his junior campaign to hoist the ultimate trophy alas Sheyer in Chitown. Sheyer is now an assistant on the bench at Duke. Loyer tallied 65 points in the Wolves two victories in the regional (career highs of 30 on Monday in the semis and then 35 on Wed in the finals)


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