Recently, L.C. Bird High School basketball has seen two more young men commit to play in the college ranks. Mack Burgett, a 6-foot 8-inch... Burgett, Conaway make college choices

Recently, L.C. Bird High School basketball has seen two more young men commit to play in the college ranks.

Mack Burgett, a 6-foot 8-inch senior, is headed to Anderson University in Indiana. 

“Before all, I want to thank the ‘man upstairs’ for giving the opportunity to play the game I love,” Burgett said in a statement where he thanked his friends, family and the L.C. Bird staff. 

As a freshman, Burgett was skinny and around 6 foot 1 inch. By his senior season, he grew and transformed his game into a double-double machine in points and rebounds with the same shooting touch that helped him make the team from the onset. 

Guard Maliek Conaway also made his college call. He’s headed to Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. 

“I’ve decided to … continue playing the game I love by committing to Alleghany College,” said Conaway on his Twitter account. He thanked friends, family and coaches. 

Conaway, a guard who can shoot and take the ball on the dribble well, was consistently a top option for the Skyhawks on the hardwood.