STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s Fab Frosh Dirty Dozen — Baby Baller Love Fest
The best freshman boys hoopsters Burney has watched ball out in Michigan this season:
1 Curtis Williams Jr. (Birmingham Brother Rice F) — High-wattage talent on the wing dripping with finesse, whale of a college prospect.
2 Braelon Green (Ypsilanti Lincoln G/F) — Electric playmaker, explosive finisher.
3 Sonny Wilson (U-D Jesuit G) — Lightning in a bottle as a floor general.
4 R.J. Taylor (Grand Blanc G) — Most fundamentally sound fab frosh guard I’ve seen since Cassius Winston. [PICTURED]
5 Xavier Thomas (Birmingham Brother Rice F) — Best footwork and post moves I’ve seen from a ninth-grade “big” in a while.
6 Jonathan Blackwell (Novi Christian G) — No. 1 small-school freshman in the state, a lot of wow factor at the floor general spot.
7 Tim Jordan Jr. (Saginaw Arthur Hill F) — Phenomenal upside, scary potential in this SagNasty net ripper.
8 Henry Garitty (Birmingham Brother Rice F) — Game-changer in training, expect quite a bit of hustle and flow in the future from this young pup.
9 Ryan Hurst (West Bloomfield G) — Savvy combo guard who plays much smarter and with much more composure than his age would indicate.
10 Mitchel Seay (West Bloomfield G) — Gritty and pretty at the same time.
11 Bryce Eaton (Troy Athens G) — Burning with ballerdom, ‘bout to blow the roof off the RedHawks’ Nest.
12 Noah Adamczyk (Bloomfield Hills G) — Spunky bucket-getter with a high hoop IQ.
— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN