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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s hottest 2023 ballers and shot callers, entering the summer

By: , June 17, 2020, 3:06 pm

Burney’s Hottest Class of ’23 Hoop Prospects Entering Summer

1 Braelon Green (Ypsilanti Lincoln 6-foot-3 G) — Lit in every meaning of the word.

2 Malik Oliafoye (Ecorse 6-1 G) — Wall Street Wonder, in other words, his stock is on the rise.

3 Johnny Blackwell (Birmingham Brother Rice 6-3 G) — Lightning-in-a-bottle type, slick playmaker with a high bball IQ coming over from Novi Christian to take the CHSL Central by storm.

4 Sonny Wilson (Detroit U-D Jesuit 6-0) — The definition of a fearless floor general and team leader.

5 Anthony Benard (Grosse Pointe South 6-1 G) — Best player in the Class of ’23 that you don’t know about but need to ASAP.

6 R.J. Taylor (Grand Blanc 5-10 G) — Grind-and-shine mentality, plays the game three moves ahead of his competition. 

7 Chuckie Bailey (Birmingham Groves 6-2 G) — Ready to erupt like a volcano both recruiting wise this summer and in the stat sheet in 2021. He’s got an “it” factor.

8 Curtis Williams (Birmingham Brother Rice 6-6 G/F) — The No. 1 small forward prospect in the class and maybe the top overall college recruit out of the incoming sophomores when its all said and done in three years.

9 Mekhai Walker (Detroit Cass Tech 6-3 G/F) — Star in the making, plenty of upside to be intrigued by.

10 (tie)  Ryan Hurst (West Bloomfield 6-2 G) — Bulldog guard who attacks the rim harder than anyone in his class.

10 (tie) Tim Jordan (Saginaw Arthur Hill 6-7 F) — Hustle and flow guy, Sagnasty thoroughbred written all over him.

— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN