Burney's Bytes with Scott Burnstein


  • All

Five For Fighting – Early Favorites For A Hoopville Crowning

By: Scott Burnstein, November 9, 2016, 7:37 pm
(PHOTO CREDIT: Rich Prepetit)
FIVE FOR FIGHTING – Burney’s Preseason 2017 Mr. Basketball Odds: The 5-Pack Power Play
1. Xavier Tillman (Grand Rapids Christian F) – Brute force on the blocks, prototype power forward prospect, prototype worth ethic, prototype coachability….3-1 odds, Michigan State commit
2. Isaiah Livers (Kalamazoo Central F) – The L-Train is about to leave the station and pick up steam in a hurry!! This kid is a freak in the open floor!!…..5-1 odds, Michigan commit
3. Jamal Cain (Detroit Cornerstone G/F) – Too hot to handle, too cold to hold on the wing, the …..’Nuff Said!!! 6-to-1 odds, Marquette commit
4. (tie) Amauri Hardy (North Farmington G) – Lightning fast and relentless out of the backcourt, has ‘microwave’ tendencies, as in catches fire in a hurry…..8-to-1 odds
4. (tie) Jermaine Jackson, Jr. (Macomb Dakota G) – Gritty guard with extremely high hoop IQ and killer instinct in the clutch……8-to-1 odds
5. Greg Elliott (Detroit East English Village G) – Just keeps getting better and better every time he steps on the hardwood, versatile skill set on the perimeter, can slash, shoot and finish as good as anybody in the state…..10-to-1 odds