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January 23, 2019, 4:55 pm

FIVE FOR FIGHTING: Burney’s top five shooters on Michigan’s boys basketball scene

1 Lorne Bowman (Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Jr. G) — We call him “Bo the Show" for a reason, flawless form, smooth as silk tickling the twine. 2 Dylan Jergens (Howardsville Christian Sr. G) — Scoring machine, hoopmonger, Sir-Swag-A-Lot pulling the trigger. 3 Mason Wojtusik (Mt. Pleasant Jr. G) — Sporting Splash Brothers-type range, Wojo ...


January 18, 2019, 1:30 pm

Burney’s top 10 big men in MHSAA basketball for 2018-19

Burney’s Top 10 Boys Basketball Centers In The MHSAA 1 Matt Nicholson (Clarkston Jr.) — The best big guy northern Oakland County has seen since Paul Davis, the best C-Town has seen since Tim McCormick.   2 Jalen Thomas (Detroit U-D Jesuit Sr.) — Signed with UMass, Thomas is a Grade A rim protector and ...


January 16, 2019, 1:05 pm

FIVE FOR FIGHTING: Burney’s Most Underrated Boys Hoopsters in the MHSAA

1 Caleb Bates (St. Clair Shores Lake Shore Sr. F) — A tsunami of swagger type, in other words a total force of nature out of the frontcourt.   2 Josh Warren (Woodhaven Sr. G) — The most explosive player the Downriver League has had in its midst in quite some time.   3 SirQuarius ...


January 10, 2019, 12:45 pm

Farmington has a three-headed backcourt monster lurking, with Akins, Shepherd and Humes

Farmington’s three-guard lineup of Jaden Akins, Tariq Shepherd and Tariq Humes is a thrill-a-minute proposition on the boys basketball court. If you don’t know about them yet, you need to. And fast. Akins, a 6-foot-3 lefty terror with a mega motor and high hoop IQ, might be the best combo guard in the state’s sophomore ...


December 10, 2018, 8:00 pm

GIRLS BASKETBALL POWER RANKINGS: Burney’s cream of the crop in MHSAA hoops for 2018-19

Burney’s top 10 girls hoopsters in the MHSAA 1. Rickea Jackson (Detroit Edison Sr. F) — Signed with Mississippi State, Jackson is a juggernaut in every way and the runaway favorite for Miss Basketball. 2. Mo Joiner (Saginaw Heritage Sr. G) — Signed with Michigan State, Joiner is the state’s top point guard. 3. Julia ...


December 10, 2018, 1:00 pm

BOYS BASKETBALL POWER RANKINGS: Burney’s top 10 players in the Upper Peninsula

Burney’s Top 10 UP Hoopsters 1 Marcus Johnson (Iron Mountain Jr. G) — Totally ICED OUT in the backcourt, top overall offensive threat in the northern part of the state. 2 Reece Castor (Gladstone Sr. G/F) — Signed with Northern Michigan, Castor is one of the best shooters in the entire state and a primetime ...


December 9, 2018, 7:30 pm

BOYS BASKETBALL POWER RANKINGS: Burney’s top 15 point guards in Michigan for 2018-19

Burney’s Top 15 point guards in the MHSAA 1 Jalen Terry (Flint Beecher Jr.) — Just a Hurricane of HUSTLE & FLOW. 2 Tyson Acuff (Detroit Cass Tech Jr.) — Thoroughbred in the backcourt in a multitude of ways. 3 Drew Lowder (Ann Arbor Pioneer Sr.) — Signed with Holy Cross, Lowder is probably the ...


December 5, 2018, 3:00 pm

THE DIRTY DOZEN: Burney’s top 12 boys basketball players in the MHSAA for 2018-19

1 Romeo Weems (New Haven Sr. G/F) — The Lebron of the Mitten. … ’NUFF SAID!!! *Signed with DePaul 2 Jalen Terry (Flint Beecher Jr. G) — The next great Flintstone floor general, flashy and fierce. 3 Carlos “Scooby” Johnson (Benton Harbor Jr. F) — The quintessential playmaker, the definition of a winner, the heart ...