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Hangtime Overtime – Episode 5

January 23, 2020

This is the companion podcast to Hangtime Michigan where this week Detroit King Head Coach George Ward expounded on his comments made last weekend regarding the problems with AAU basketball. On this podcast, TJ Kelley, Scott Burnstein, and Lorne Plant analyze George’s comments, and illustrate both the good and bad of AAU Basketball. They get

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April 7, 2020, 9:22 am

Burney’s MHSAA All-NCAA Final Four squad (2000-2020)

In honor of the NCAA national championship game that would have been Monday night, here is Scott M. Burnstein’s all-Final Four squad, made up of players from the modern era of high school hoops in Michigan (2000-2020). The Guards Michigan State’s Mateen Cleaves (Flint Northern) — The point guard and captain. Michigan State’s Cassius Winston ...

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March 31, 2020, 4:38 pm

Burney’s Top 25 Michigan boys basketball state champions of the STATE CHAMPS! era (2003-2019)

1 Lansing Sexton 2012 (Class B) — NBA guards Denzel Valentine (Michigan State) and Bryn Forbes (Michigan State-Cleveland State) made up one of the greatest backcourts in MHSAA history. 2 Detroit Renaissance 2004 (Class B) — Talk about firepower: Joe Crawford (Kentucky), Malik Hairston (Oregon), Marcus Stout (Fordham), Tajuan Porter (Oregon) … any questions? 3 ...

Football

July 20, 2020, 11:29 am

Belleville OLB Jamari Buddin named to watch list for high school Butkus Award

First, he committed to the program long named “Linebacker U,’ and now he’s on the watch list for the high school version of the award annually given to the best linebacker in the nation. The Butkus Award put out its annual watch lists on Monday, and Belleville senior outside linebacker Jamari Buddin is the lone ...

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July 31, 2020, 6:20 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: East Lansing’s Andrel Anthony commits to Michigan

The Michigan Wolverines swiped one out of the backyard of their rival on Friday, securing a commitment from East Lansing High wide receiver Andrel Anthony. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Anthony was rated a three-star recruit, ranked the No. 12 player in the state in the 2021 class by 247Sports, and the No. 85 wideout nationally. Anthony ...

July 30, 2020, 10:18 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: The Quarterback Report >> The low-key launchpad breakdown

Burney gives you ten quarterbacks about to low-key launch their squads into the stratosphere this fall: (alphabetical order) Casen Armstrong (Kent City 6-foot-0, 170 pounds Sr.) — Stone cold, like the ice cream shop!! Noah Arsulowicz (Grand Rapids West Catholic 6-1, 175 Jr.) — Getting ready to be the gold standard under center in the ...