Burney's Bytes with Scott Burnstein

Burney's Bytes with Scott Burnstein
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Five For Fighting - The Heat Is On In Hardwood Recruiting

BY: SCOTT BURNSTEIN May 31, 12:10pm

Five For Fighting – The Five Hottest Hoop Recruits In The State
 
1 Marcus Bingham (Grand Rapids Catholic Central Jr. F) – Recently attained a 4-star ranking, 11 scholarship offers and counting, including bids from Michigan State, Purdue, Washington, Xavier and Butler….the prototypical new era wing prospect at 6-foot-10 and a near-flawless game inside and out
 
2 Mark “Rocket” Watts (Detroit Old Redford Soph. G) – Living up to his nickname, this 3-star point guard has a cage stock that is in the process of skyrocketing this spring…..has offers from Michigan State, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Iowa, Cincinnati and Detroit-Mercy.
 
3 Gabe Brown (Belleville Jr. F) – A total terror of a swingman and a genuine Sir-Grind-A-Lot, Rhode Island offered this week, word on the street is that Michigan State may be on the verge of coming in with an offer before the summer
 
4 Duane Washington (Grand Rapids Christian Jr. G) – The scouts are beginning to see what Burney’s known all along about the Westside’s top prep floor general, got a VCU offer this week…..don’t be shocked if the Big Ten, PAC-12 and other power conference programs get in on the action soon
 
5 Rashad Williams (Wayne Memorial Jr. G) – The Midwest mid-majors are starting to discover this crafty backcourt gem and more schools will very soon as well…..Burney loves Williams’ upside at the next level, a late-bloomer with primetime performer written all over him
 
And three more to watch
Setrick Milner (Grand Rapids Christian G/F)
Ernest Sanders (Flint Beecher G)
Isaiah Jackson (Rochester Lutheran Northwest F)