Shout out to another Bulldog basketball legend

By cantonal citizen

Mr. Editor:

I really enjoyed Jay Turner’s recent article which called Devin Foster the “Greatest Basketball Player to Ever Put on a Bulldog Uniform”.

Mike Byrnes

As a CHS alumnus, I am very happy to learn of Devin’s success in basketball. More importantly, he appears to be a charming young man who will continue to represent the city of Canton well.

In addition to Devin, I would like to nominate for honorable mention another CHS basketball legend: Mike Byrnes, Class of 1984.

As a child, I remember watching him play; he was dominant and, in my opinion, the first great basketball player in the CHS.

Byrnes went on to play for a young John Calipari at UMass Amherst. He also enjoyed a very successful coaching career at the Winchendon School, winning two championships in the highly competitive NEPSAC league, which has historically produced many NBA players.

Byrnes later served as an assistant coach at D1 Robert Morris University, where the Colonials achieved one of the biggest upheavals in NIT tournament history, beating the University of Kentucky in 2013.

Incidentally, that night the Colonials also spoiled the homecoming of former Moon Township and Bynes coach John Calipari.

Again, I really enjoyed the article and I will definitely be rooting Devin at Clemson. Hopefully he will continue to be the pride of CHS basketball!


Damon coleman

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