Birds-Eye View – Who Was Nastiest In The Nest?
In honor of Southfield’s boys basketball program shuttering due to the fall 2016 school merger, Burney gives his opinion on the best Blue Jays cagers ever
Burney’s All-Time Southfield Cage Club
Carlton Brundidge – Bulldog guard with the heart of a champion, captained the Blue Jays to back-to-back final four appearances in 2010 and 2011, played in college at Michigan and UD-Mercy
Mike McCaskill – Blood-Sweat-&-Tear type on the wing, the emotional leader and leading scorer on the Blue Jays’ back-to-back final four squads in 1982 and 1983,
Ralph Walker – Tireless competitor, killer in transition and around the hoop, mid-range assassin, stalwart of the first Blue Jays cage glory era of the early 80s, played in college in the Big 10 at Michigan State
Ira Newble – The best Blue Jays mega baller of all-time, retired NBA vet, beast on the blocks, active, aggressive, athletic, standout as a prepster in the 1990s and in college at Miami (OH) and a gutty role player in the pros
Patrick Onwenu – He was known as ‘The Money Man’ in high school because in the post and running the floor on the fast break he was cold cash, as in money in the bank, as in he was always there to block a shot, snatch a rebound, or bring the house down with a highlight-reel slam, the X-Factor in the program’s repeat final four berths a half-decade ago, journeyman in college, having suited up for Texas Southern, UD-Mercy and now Alcorn St.