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Burney's Bites 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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Post Season Awards - Part II

Oakland County Boys Basketball Post Season Awards:

Dream Team

1. Ray McCallum, Jr. Junior Guard Birmingham Detroit Country Day - big time talent combined with big time floor IQ makes for one of the most complete players this county has seen in some time. 

2. Carlton Brundidge Sophomore Guard  Southfield - The area's best pure scorer and a top tier DI recruit in only his second season of varsity ball

3. Diom Sims Senior Forward Orchard Lake St. Mary's - Explosive inside-outside threat with speed, strength, and killer hops. 

4. Brandon Pokley Senior Guard/Forward Clarkston - Dead eye marksman from 3-point land and a gritty defender who loves to compete.

5. Richaud Pack Junior Guard/Forward Birmingham Seaholm - A "do it all" lethal weapon on the court and one of the premiere slashers in the state, Pack is best player in Seaholm history and single handedly responsible for making the Maples program relevant once again in the county hoops scene.  

Head Coach of The Year - Dan Fife Clarkston - Best x and o coach in the county which this year translated into the best season of his career and his first trip to the Class A final four.

MVP - Ray McCallum, Jr. Junior Guard Birmingham Detroit Country Day - McCallum, the son of UofD Mercy-head coach Ray McCallum, Sr., took the county by storm this year with his dynamic floor presence and high-flying, high-octane backcourt play. A leading candidate for next season's Mr. Basketball Award, McCallum gets the nod for MVP in a tight race over Sims and Pokley because without him and the leadership and court savvy he brought every time he hit the court, Country Day is not the number four ranked team in the nation. He simply took the Yellowjackets to another level and that's why he snares the award.

Defender of The Year - Steve Harding Senior Guard Novi Detroit Catholic Central - Could have easily been the hardest working man on the hardest working team in the state. Harding, the squad's point guard and on-floor quarterback, set the tone for the Shamrocks on both offense and defense. The trademark intensity he displayed while always checking the opposing team's top perimeter player was a major reason CC had such a great season and advanced to the elite eight.  

Sixth Man of The Year - Luke Prudhomme Senior Guard Clarkston - Led a small, yet important reserve unit for the number one team in the state and did so with poise and precision. Always a pest on defense and consistently reliable to knock shots down from beyond the arc, Prudhomme was the spark plug coach Dan Fife turned to when his team needed a jolt. 

First Team

1. Michael Fugate - Senior Guard White Lake Lakeland
2. Tim Dezelski - Se nior Forward/Center Novi Detroit Catholic Central
3. Sam Burton - Senior Guard Oak Park
4. Matt Kamieniecki - Junior Forward/Center Clarkston
5. Donovan Kirk - Senior Forward Birmingham Detroit Country Day

Head Coach - Bill Dyer Novi Detroit Catholic Central

Second Team

1. Roy Marble, Jr. - Junior Guard/Forward Southfield-Lathrup
2. Brett Smith - Senior Guard Novi Detroit Catholic Central
3. De Andre Davis - Senior Guard Pontiac Northern
4. Eric Fishman - Senior guard Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook
5. Da' Shonte Riley - Senior Center Birmingham Detroit Country Day

Head Coach - Kurt Keener - Birmingham Detroit Country Day

Third Team

1. Jordan Fowler - Senior Guard Holly
2. Bobby Wunderlicj - Senior Guard/Forward Troy
3. Jeff Hines - Senior Forward Auburn Hills Avondale
4. Kyle Vinales - Senior Guard North Farmington
5. Ken Brown - Senior Guard Farmington Hills Harrison

Head Coach - Andre White West Bloomfield


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