In our college basketball previews last month, we were able to take a close-up look at every college team in the state. Obviously, with mainly a staff of one right now, that same strategy won’t work for previewing high school basketball, so instead, I’ve broken the state up by regions and have asked a few guests who are familiar with those areas to share some thoughts on the best teams and players in those areas for our previews this week in a roundtable format. First up is Oakland County.
Scott M. Burnstein, an author and high school sports contributor for The Oakland Press, agreed to give his thoughts on Oakland County hoops for us below. Make sure to check out his blog and follow him on Twitter. — P.H.
Top five players in Oakland County:
Top five teams in Oakland County:
1. Detroit Country Day – Loaded with D1-caliber guards and wings.
2. Clarkston – Perennially the most fundamentally sound and disciplined team in Oakland County.
One under the radar player to watch:
One under the radar team to watch:
Southfield – No Division I recruits in the mix, but this could be the team with the most chemistry sporting a nice blend of solid Division II recruits like Quinton Arnold, Earl Swift, Brandon Bean, Chris Boatman and Darnell Butler with moxie and experience (the core of the team has won back-to-back district titles and were reserves on the Bluejays 2011 final four squad).