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July 22, 2020, 10:12 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s summer Hoopster Heat Index

Burney gives you a fabulous FIVE PACK of ballers heating up in July: Brent Wiles (New Haven 6-5 Sr. G/F.) — Maybe the most underrated player in the MAC, a “Mr. Do-It-All” swingman with a nasty streak.  David Hughes (Detroit Edison 6-6 Sr. F) — High-flyer in the post who’s arsenal of jackhammer dunks shake ...

Football

July 17, 2020, 12:06 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Belleville 4-star OLB Jamari Buddin commits to Penn State

Very little pursuit in football is as ferocious as Belleville’s Jamari Buddin coming off the edge, chasing down a quarterback.  Except maybe for the pursuit of Buddin’s services on the college level.  The standout outside linebacker committed to Penn State on Friday, making the announcement with a video post on Twitter.  “The recruiting process has ...

Basketball

July 17, 2020, 10:00 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Shooting the Breeze >> Nasty Hoosier net-rippers delight

Burney gives you a list of shooters to watch for on the boys basketball floor this summer: (In alphabetical order) Luke Brown (Blackford 6-1 Sr. G) — The best pure shooter in Hoosierland, plain and simple. Lights up defenders like a pinball machine. One of the top scorers and shooters to ever lace ’em up ...

Football

July 17, 2020, 8:00 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: The Noise Factory >> Michigan football stars causing a ruckus

Burney gives you five football recruits making noise right now in the MHSAA: Ali Fisher (Ann Arbor Pioneer 6-1, 185 Sr. WR) — This slippery, sure-handed playmaker is a real gem of a prospect. He committed to Buffalo last week. Think Sammy Watkins. Deone Walker (Detroit Cass Tech 6-5, 265 Jr. DL/OL) — Fastest-rising prospect ...

Football

July 15, 2020, 11:36 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Burney’s fastest-rising line prospects in Indiana

Burney’s Top 5 Fastest-Rising Line Prospects In The IHSAA 1 Popeye Williams (Westfield 6-3, 235 DE ’22) — Closing power, closing speed, killer instinct off the edge. 2 Demon “D.J.” Moore (Ft. Wayne Snider 6-5, 295 OL ’22) — Pancake power personified, plenty of TNT at the point of attack. 3 Phil Gunn (Hammond Morton ...

Basketball

July 15, 2020, 10:43 am

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Summer basketball notebook >> UP hoopster heat index

Checking In With Some of The UP’s Best Boys Hoopsters Foster Wonders (Iron Mountain 6-foot-5 Sr. G/F) — One of the top college prospects to ever come out of the UP, Wonders had a big spring on the recruiting trail, gathering offers from UW-Green Bay, Wright State, Miami (OH), Southern Illinois, South Dakota State, Toledo ...

Basketball

July 13, 2020, 3:29 pm

STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Iron Mountain’s Foster Wonders realizes his dream of playing DI hoops, committing to Southern Illinois

Foster Wonders had a dream of playing Division I hoops, and on Monday, he made another step toward making that dream a reality, committing to Southern Illinois. The 6-foot-5 rising senior shooting guard from Iron Mountain made the announcement on Twitter early Monday afternoon, picking the Salukis. “As a kid, my dream was always to ...