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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, July 29, 2015

The Return Of The Yak Continues

Out of local summer league hoops action Wednesday night, Pontiac topped Walled Lake Central 58-52. I realize this is just summer league ball, but it no doubt represents yet another sign of why the Ben Kelso hire at The Yak was so crucial. As he showed last winter in his first season on the bench with the Phoenix (as he's had almost everywhere he's coached at), Kelso has that magic touch. Yaktown needed it and is back on the upswing, surging again on the hardwood.
Any dub coming versus this particular Walled Lake Central cage crew, summer league or not, is a confidence booster. Central is returning virtually its' whole squad off a Class A quarterfinalist club last year.
The suddenly rising Phoenix are led by a superb inside-outside tandem made up of sizzling sophomore point guard Jalen Kelso and MEGA SIR-GRIND-A-LOT SPECIAL senior forward Israel Williams. There aren't many two-headed monster perimeter-post combo attacks in the entire OAA as flat-out consistent and complimentary to the other's skill set as these two.....That's a Burney-Certified Fact!! Only sunny skies ahead for the Yaktown Baller Brigade. Ya know, the way it used to be. The way it should ALWAYS be!


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