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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 ...

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March 25, 2020, 2:41 pm

Burney’s 2021 Mr. Basketball (Way Too Early) Power Rankings — “The Dirty Dozen”

With the 2020 Mr. Basketball award going to Benton Harbor’s Carlos “Scooby” Johnson on Monday, here’s Scott Burnstein’s look at who might be in line for the hardware next season: 1 Pierre “P.J.” Brooks (Detroit Douglas F) — One of the best pure scorers in PSL history and that’s saying quite a bit. 2 Kobe ...

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March 9, 2020, 11:04 am

The Difference Makers — Who will shine in March’s madness?

Five X-Factors to keep an eye out for on the boys basketball court this postseason: Quindarius Davis (Benton Harbor Sr.) — The best lock-down perimeter defender on the state’s west side. That’s a FACT, folks! Carmelo Harris (Flint Beecher Soph.) — Star in the making, learning the ropes from Mr. Basketball candidate and Oregon-bound floor ...

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March 5, 2020, 4:51 pm

Nearing The Finish Line — Michigan Mr. Basketball March Power Rankings

Here’s how Burney sees the race for the 40th annual Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award, headed into the postseason: 1 Lorne Bowman (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s G) — Checks every box. Blew up in the CHSL title game. Any questions? 2 Tyson Acuff (Detroit Cass Tech G) — Making the biggest impact of any player ...

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March 26, 2020, 9:00 pm

Jack Pine Conference 2020 all-conference girls basketball teams

Jack Pine Conference 2020 all-conference girls basketball teams FIRST TEAM Alexys Carlstrom, Sr., Harrison Chloe Kokotovich, Jr., Gladwin Lauren Laures, Sr., Pinconning Bailey Taylor, Jr., Clare Maddy Travis, Soph., Farwell ——— SECOND TEAM Emmah Coker, Sr., Clare Delaney Cote, Jr., Gladwin Molly Gerow, Jr., Beaverton Mady Pahl, Jr., Beaverton Tori Shark, Soph., Pinconning ——— HONORABLE ...

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March 26, 2020, 8:31 pm

Jack Pine Conference 2020 all-conference boys basketball teams

Jack Pine Conference 2020 all-conference boys basketball teams FIRST TEAM Shane Jenkins, Sr., Clare Trey Plichta, Sr., Sanford Meridian Trent Reed, Jr., Beaverton Derek Sackitt, Jr., Gladwin Gage White, Sr., Sanford Meridian ——— SECOND TEAM Thomas Alfano, Jr., Shepherd Zachary Johnson, Jr., Pinconning Carson Oldani, Jr., Beaverton Matthew Smith, Sr., Shepherd Hunter Woolston, Sr., Clare ...

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March 26, 2020, 8:01 pm

Straits Area Conference 2020 all-conference girls basketball teams

Straits Area Conference 2020 all-conference girls basketball teams FIRST TEAM Julia Beaumont, Sr., Sault Ste. Marie Hallie Marshall, Jr., St. Ignace Ally Schultz, Soph., St. Ignace Emmalee Hart, Jr., St. Ignace Lilly Alaspa, Jr., Sault Ste. Marie Claire Erickson, Fr., Sault Ste. Marie Isabelle Buhr, Jr., Cheboygan ——— Straits Area Conference co-Players of the Year: ...

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March 25, 2020, 4:22 pm

Ottawa-Kent Conference 2020 all-conference girls basketball teams

Ottawa-Kent Conference 2020 all-conference girls basketball teams RED DIVISION FIRST TEAM Alina Anderson, Soph., Rockford Keliese Christopher, Jr., East Kentwood Emma Costen, Jr., Hudsonville Kaybriana Hallman, Jr., East Kentwood Jolee Houle, Sr., Grand Haven Elle Irwin, Soph., Rockford Alyssa Karner, Jr., Holland West Ottawa Alexis McCully, Jr., East Kentwood Maddie Petroelje, Fr., Hudsonville Madisyn Tillman, ...

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March 25, 2020, 11:26 am

Macomb Area Conference 2020 all-conference girls basketball teams

Macomb Area Conference 2020 all-conference girls basketball teams RED DIVISION Cameron Grant, Sr., Macomb Dakota Alexa Downey, Jr., Grosse Pointe South Christina Braker, Sr., Grosse Pointe North Kamryn Richards, Soph., Grosse Pointe South Ella Burger, Soph., Macomb Dakota Maddy Kohler, Jr., Grosse Pointe North Ally Shagena, Jr., Port Huron Northern Olivia Stack, Sr., Utica Eisenhower ...

Football

March 25, 2020, 1:46 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Go West, Young Man — AA Pioneer QB Conor Easthope picks WMU

The collection of scintillating signal callers on the 2021 recruiting board in the Mitten just got a little lighter. Ann Arbor Pioneer junior quarterback Conor Easthope committed to Western Michigan over the weekend. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound gunslinger is considered the No. 1 field general prospect in the state according to 24/7Sports. He threw for 1,865 ...