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March 11, 2019, 12:00 am

ROCKING THE BOAT: Unbeaten Chandler Park hoopsters disrupting the field in Division 2

Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy is undefeated, yet still somehow sneaking up on people in the Division 2 boys basketball ranks. Despite their perfect record, not many pundits put the Eagles in the same discussion with the likes of Division 2 frontrunners Benton Harbor and New Haven when the state tournament began two weeks ago. ...


March 5, 2019, 3:40 pm

Ferndale cagers are coming into their own, peaking at the right time

From frontrunners to forgotten about, to now hot as a pistol. Ferndale’s boys basketball club is firing on all cylinders, torching nets en route to an unexpected state tournament run. The suddenly surging Eagles put up 90 points per outing in their thunderous three-night jaunt through the D2 districts in which they won their games ...


March 2, 2019, 1:10 pm

Heart of the Matter: Burney gives a shout out to the grinders

Burney’s Boys Basketball All-Heart & Soul Squad Martell Turner & Darien Banks (Roseville G) — Defines the term double trouble, tidal wave of tenacity and finishing power. Tevan Blackmon (Saginaw G) — Wily workhorse out of the backcourt, “Rise and Grind” type. Griffin Yaklich (Saline G/F) — Perfect mix of ferocious and finesse, one of ...


February 26, 2019, 3:30 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: East Kentwood sends another lineman to the Big Ten, as Dallas Fincher chooses MSU

The Big Nasties at East Kentwood are spreading the love around the Big Ten. On the heels of senior football stars Logan Brown (offensive lineman) and Mazi Smith (defensive lineman) signing with Wisconsin and Michigan, respectively, junior Dallas Fincher (offensive lineman) has ended his recruitment and committed to Michigan State. The bumper crop of current ...


February 22, 2019, 3:40 pm

Powers that be: Burney’s LVC player rankings and awards

Burney’s LVC Boys Basketball Player Power Rankings 1 Andre Price (Walled Lake Northern Sr. F) – Gigantic senior campaign, played with a chip on his shoulder all year long. 2 Gunnar Gustafson (Milford Sr. C) – One of the best big men in the state, definition of a workhorse in the paint. 3 Kam Manley ...


February 19, 2019, 4:00 pm

Checking in on the CHSL: Power index for Catholic League Cageland

Burney’s Catholic League Boys Basketball Player Power Rankings 1 Daniel Friday (Detroit U-D Jesuit Sr. G/F) — Full-throttle versatility, the definition of a leader and a warrior baseline-to-baseline. Signed with Brown.   2 Lorne Bowman (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Jr. G) — The top college prospect in the league, sugary-sweet shooting stroke, an “off the ...


February 12, 2019, 4:30 pm

Down and dirty in the D: Burney’s PSL player power rankings

Burney’s Top 10 Detroit PSL Boys Basketball Players 1 Chandler Turner (Detroit Renaissance Sr. F) — Captivating talent on the wing, cash money playmaker whether in a half-court set or the transition game. 2 Tyson Acuff (Detroit Cass Tech Jr. G) — As promising a pure point guard as the PSL has had in its ...


February 5, 2019, 4:45 pm

WATCHING THE THRONE: Burney checks in with the defending boys hoops champs

With less than a month to go in the regular season, all four defending boys basketball state champions appear poised to make serious runs at a repeat. Can you say BACK-2-BACK? These champs are ready to go BLING CRAZY one more time. So, let’s check-in with the title holders aka let’s WATCH THE THRONE:   ...


January 31, 2019, 3:25 pm

MIDWEST RECRUITING: Burney’s midseason Michigan basketball notebook — commitments, offers, records fall

Coloma’s ace gunner, senior floor general, Zach Goodline, recently committed to Huntington University, an NAIA program in Indiana. Goodline is a bulldog out of the backcourt, pouring in 30 points per game for Division 2 Coloma and nearing the 2,000 mark for his career. ————— Madison Heights Madison’s Austin Brown (pictured), maybe the best three-sport athlete ...