Mr. Basketball case building for Beecher’s Monte Morris

December 18, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes Iowa State-bound Beecher senior Monte Morris is far from a shoe-in to win the Michigan Mr. Basketball Award this season, but he’s definitely established himself as a [...]

Hoop Convos: John Girdwood discusses ‘Our Dreams’ film

December 10, 2012 in Cover Story, Hoop Convos, Professional, Video

There are few things better than getting philosophical about the game of basketball. In ‘Hoop Convos,’BallinMichigan will do just that, engaging in (hopefully) meaningful, free-flowing conversations with compelling writers and thinkers [...]

Game Balls Week 1: Our weekly high school hoops honor roll

December 9, 2012 in Game Balls, High School

Welcome to a new weekly feature at BallinMichigan. Every Sunday, we’ll do this ‘honor roll’ post highlighting some of the top high school performances from around the state during the [...]

Beecher’s Monte Morris tries to make it four Breslin Center trips in four years

December 6, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes As a freshman, Beecher‘s Monte Morris was the best player on a team that made the state semifinals. As a sophomore, his team once again made the [...]

2013 Michigan Mr. Basketball Rankings: Preseason edition

December 6, 2012 in High School, Power Rankings

By Patrick Hayes The 2013 senior class in Michigan is one of the best in recent memory — so strong, in fact, that it lost two top sure Division I [...]

2012-13 Flint area high school basketball preview

December 3, 2012 in High School

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, [...]

Former Hawkeye Roy Marble helped Flint’s Monte Morris decide on Iowa State

November 16, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Ordinarily, an Iowa alum would be an unlikely source to help recruit a player to Iowa State. But Hawkeyes legend Roy Marble, a Beecher basketball great, is [...]

Roy Devyn Marble carving out his own niche at Iowa

November 13, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Considering he’s named after one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the University of Iowa, former Beecher standout Roy Marble, choosing to play for the [...]

Flint native Javontae Hawkins ‘better than advertised’ so far at South Florida

October 13, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Javontae Hawkins, a former standout at Beecher and Powers Catholic and one of the top players to come out of the Flint area in years, is getting [...]

Michigan Mustangs win adidas Super 64 in Las Vegas

July 31, 2012 in Cover Story, High School

By Patrick Hayes Around the Midwest, plenty of people know about all of the talent in the class of 2013 in Michigan high school basketball. If the rest of the [...]