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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, December 22, 2009

Boys Basketball Rankings - A Cager Christmas

OC Top 10
1 Birmingham Detroit Country Day – Ray McCallum and Amir Williams may be getting most of the headlines, but juniors Lee Bailey and Chris Fowler have been quiet assassins. Fowler would be scoring 20 per night on most other teams.
2 Clarkston –Senior standouts Matt Kamieniecke and Tyler Scarlett are as fundamentally-sound a one-two punch you can find in the county, maybe in all of Michigan.
3 Southfield – Junior catalyst Carlton Brundidge is becoming a more complete player every game. In addition to CB being one of the best scoring guards in the state, he is quickly developing into one of the top rebounding guards in the local prep ranks as well.
4 Pontiac – Transfer Juwaan Moody is a star in the making.
5 Birmingham Seaholm – It's hard to believe, but Richaud Pack seems to be getting better every time he steps on the floor. Point guard Christian Pino, a transfer from Bloomfield Hills Andover, has been a steadying influence on the Maples offense.
6 North Farmington – Robert Hogans emergence as a serious "Scottie Pippen" option to Kyle Vinales' "Michael Jordan" makes the Raiders as dangerous as they have been in quite some time.
7 West Bloomfield – Don't sleep on the Lakers this season. The WB could easily be un-defeated right now if Richaud Pack hadn't gone all RICHAUD PACK on them for 45 points last week. Blake Johnson is shooting the ball out of his mind right now and Larry "Lil Gran Mama" Johnson has been a picture of consistency.
8 Southfield-Lathrup – Watch for Roy Marble's supporting cast to round into shape by mid-January. Don't underestimate Drew Gilchrest and Bryan Coleman, both have yet to show their true colors yet.
9 Stoney Creek – I love Jake Fortner for his intensity and timely-play.  Backcourt-mates Arie Elder and Kevin Bolhuis get the job done anyway possible whenever necessary. 
10 (a) Novi – Samer Ozier, Samer Ozier, Samer Ozier……Jeremy Mims, Jeremy Mims, Jeremy Mims.
10 (b) Holly – Thomas Lovachis is the Real Deal Holyfield anytime he has the ball in his hands. His presence in the Bronchos line-up come January will automatically lift the team to another level. Lance Hopkin is a warrior.
10 (c) AH Avondale – The Yellow Jackets killer quick -backcourt of Tony Harris and Ray Tillman could re-name themselves Johna Hill and Michael Cera because these two are so so so"Superbad."
Honorable Mention: Rochester Hills Adams, Walled Lake Central, Waterford Kettering, Waterford Mott, Birmingham Roeper, Novi Detroit Catholic Central, MH Madison, MH Lamphere, Clawson, Ferndale, Troy


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