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February 16, 2020, 11:24 am

Burney’s Michigan Mr. Basketball Power Rankings —  February 2020

1 Lorne Bowman (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s G) —  Impossible to stop out of the backcourt, efficient, smooth and always ready to rumble. 2 Tyson Acuff (Detroit Cass Tech G) —  Delivering one of the best senior campaigns in the annals of the historic PSL. 3 Carlos “Scooby” Johnson (Benton Harbor F) —  Could easily ...

Basketball

January 29, 2020, 2:22 pm

The Bucs Basketball Pantheon — Keon Thompson Jr. joins Merrillville’s Master Class

Merrillville junior hoop king Keon Thompson Jr. just broke loose for a school-record 52 points in a single game last week. He’s a shoo-in to end his prep career as the Pirates all-time leading scorer. Let’s take a look back at Bucs Baller past and break down the best Merrillville hoopsters of the modern era ...

Basketball

January 24, 2020, 1:26 pm

Five For Fighting — Burney’s Mid-Winter Indiana Mr. Basketball Power Rankings

1 Tony Perkins (Lawrence North G) — The leader in the clubhouse at the midway point of the season, this Iowa-bound playmaker is pure electricity. Made the leap from offseason sleeper in the race to clear frontrunner in January. 2 Anthony Leal (Bloomington South G) — This slick, heady B-Town baller is hot on Perkins’ ...

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January 9, 2020, 12:15 pm

Burney’s January power rankings for Michigan’s 2020 Mr. Basketball race

Mr. Basketball January Power Rankings 1 Lorne Bowman (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s G) — Best player on the best team in the state. 2 Carlos “Scooby” Johnson (Benton Harbor F) — Perfect combination of power and finesse. 3 Ryan Rollins (Macomb Dakota G) — Dark horse dandy making a push up the leader board with ...

Basketball

February 23, 2020, 2:35 pm

MHSAA 2020 Division 4 boys basketball district pairings

Here are the 2020 boys district pairings for the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Division 4. This year, the MHSAA used the MPR (Michigan Power Ratings) — a relative’s comparison of strength of schedule — to seed the individual district draws, in an attempt to make sure that the top two teams in each district ...

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February 23, 2020, 12:49 pm

MHSAA 2020 Division 3 boys basketball district pairings

Here are the 2020 boys district pairings for the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Division 3. This year, the MHSAA used the MPR (Michigan Power Ratings) — a relative’s comparison of strength of schedule — to seed the individual district draws, in an attempt to make sure that the top two teams in each district ...

Basketball

February 23, 2020, 11:57 am

MHSAA 2020 Division 2 boys basketball district pairings

Here are the 2020 boys district pairings for the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Division 2. This year, the MHSAA used the MPR (Michigan Power Ratings) — a relative’s comparison of strength of schedule — to seed the individual district draws, in an attempt to make sure that the top two teams in each district ...

Basketball

February 23, 2020, 11:03 am

MHSAA 2020 Division 1 boys basketball district pairings

Here are the 2020 boys district pairings for the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Division 1. This year, the MHSAA used the MPR (Michigan Power Ratings) — a relative’s comparison of strength of schedule — to seed the individual district draws, in an attempt to make sure that the top two teams in each district ...

Basketball

February 19, 2020, 2:38 pm

Top boys basketball games in Michigan for Feb. 19-22, 2020

With a busy start to the week and a ton of things on the docket, we were remiss in posting our top boys basketball games, but we’ll do an abbreviated version now, rather than skip it entirely. Also, keep an eye out here for the MHSAA district pairings, which should be posted Sunday. Here are ...

Football

February 16, 2020, 12:37 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Class of ‘21 Close-ups — Rising high, rising fast

A half dozen high risers on the football field in Indiana’s junior class: • Austin Booker (Center Grove DE) — Epitome of a closer coming off the edge.  • Henry Hesson (Avon QB) — Accuracy, intelligence and X-Factor in the pocket. • Jo Jo Johnson (Merrillville WR) — Everything you could want in a big-play ...

Basketball

February 13, 2020, 1:56 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: The Fab Frosh Report — Young Indiana ballers you need to know

These three freshmen guards are setting the court afire with their play this season in the Hoosier State: Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn (McCutcheon 6-0) — Tickling the twine for 20 points per game, Gibb-Lawhorn is a total pit bull of a point guard. Ashton Williamson (Calumet New Tech 6-2) — Super smooth, versatile combo guard who is ...