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January 9, 2016, 11:15 pm

A Horsepowered Hoop Agenda – Young & Hungry Colts

Troy has a top notch sophomore class on the boys basketball court this season. Here’s three 10th-grade Colts Cage Gems to keep an eye out for over the next few years. Jason Dietz (G) – Natural scorer, sweet-stroking long distance bomber, clever in the lane, gunner’s mentality, has a penchant for scoring binges Leon Ayers ...


January 8, 2016, 11:00 pm

Don’t Sweat The Technique- The Crane Kick

Does the term Diaper Dandy mean anything to you? Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook’s Kobi Russell is an emerging bright, shining star in both football and basketball. The school’s leafy campus and its’ athletic facilities are is oyster for the foreseeable future – book it!!  The FAB FROSH started at wide receiver for the 9-2 Cranes gridiron ...


January 6, 2016, 2:04 pm

Burney’s Boys BBall Rankings – Oakland County Elite

The OC Top 10 – January 2016 1. Clarkston – Wolfpack POWER about to go into OVERDRIVE, be afraid, be very afraid 2. North Farmington – So many fine and fearsome guards it’s downright scary, Burney’s been sleeping with the lights on lately just thinking about it 3. Southfield Christian – Plays as hard and ...


January 5, 2016, 10:34 pm

Football Recruiting Update – Here’s The 411

Bowling Green recently lost the commitment of Warren De La Salle Sr. DE Drew Beesley, who decided to open back up his recruitment before Christmas. He’s deciding basically between the entire MAC and service academies Army and Air Force. Miami (OH) delivered an offer to West Bloomfield’s Davion Johnson (RB) in his holiday stocking, and ...


January 3, 2016, 8:31 pm

Some Very Special Players

Two of the state’s best special teamers on the high school football field used the holiday season to find places at the college level to continue their respective careers on the gridiron. Clarkston’s Alex Kessman, the No. 2 kicker in the Mitten’s Class of 2016, committed to Pittsburgh and Troy Athens’ Bradley Robinson, the state’s ...


December 31, 2015, 2:10 am

Five For Fighting – Motor City Madness

FIVE FOR FIGHTING – Top Performances On The Boys Basketball Floor Burney Saw This Week At The 21st Annual Motor City Roundball Classic 1. Spencer Littleson (RH Adams) – 38-8-and-8 in dub vs Novi, genuine darkhorse in the race for Mr. Basketball, definitely the best shooter in the state 2. Mike Flowers (Southfield) –  33 ...


December 29, 2015, 10:35 pm

Racing To The Top Of The Mountain – Who’s Gonna Be The Man?

Burney’s Top 5 Mr. Basketball Candidates & Their Odds To Win It 1. Cassius Winston (Detroit UD-Jesuit) 2-to-1 odds – Best point guard the Catholic League has seen since Kalin Lucas, will be beloved in East Lansing mark my words!! 2. Austin Davis (Onsted) – 5-to-1 odds – Elite post presence, as fundamentally-sound on the ...


December 25, 2015, 11:33 pm

Warming Effect – From Wolfpack To Wildcat

The heat is officially on up north in the Upper Peninsula. Yeah, that’s right, a scorching hot prospect with tons of promise and potential is on his way to play football at Northern Michigan University. I’m talking about Mitch Heaton , who comes from C-Town the Place to Be Town aka Clarkston. Heaton is a ...


December 23, 2015, 10:00 pm

Class Of The Class – Ball To Brawl

With little question, Class C is the most competitive division in boys basketball this winter. The state tournament will be an all-out cage WAR. Here’s a breakdown of the contenders: Flint Beecher – Early favorite to pull the repeat, deep, determined, fast, athletic, still hungry, still locked-and-loaded Southfield Christian – As good as any team ...


December 22, 2015, 9:18 pm

De La Heart, Hoop & Soul – Pilot Baller Name Check

Warren De La Salle is Burney’s SUPERSONIC SLEEPER SPECIAL in boys basketball this winter. There’s so much talk about the all-mighty Detroit UD-Jesuit Cubbies coming out of the Catholic League, people seem to be overlooking Team ESLER & the Pilots’ still-extremely-formidable cage brigade. Alright, let’s roll call it (some DLS hoopers that have caught Burney’s ...


December 19, 2015, 10:15 pm

The Race Is On – Here We Go Again

Early Handicapping Of 2016 Mr. Football Race Burney’s Top 5 RIGHT NOW 1. Donovan Peoples-Jones (Detroit Cass Tech WR) – 2-to-1 odds: next year’s Donnie Corley, total package of a big-play wide receiver, primetime all the way 2. Josh Ross (OL St. Mary’s LB) – 3-to-1 odds: Most dominant defensive player in the state, a ...