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 [...]

Detroit native Marlon Williamson of The Family named assistant coach at UMass

August 29, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Marlon Williamson, who for the past nine years has helped run ‘The Family,’ a Detroit-based AAU basketball program that is among the country’s elite, has been hired [...]

Players from Michigan continue to clean up in EuroBasket awards

May 31, 2012 in Cover Story, Professional

By Patrick Hayes The state of Michigan has already produced two league MVPs in pro leagues overseas this season — J’Nathan Bullock in Iceland and Thad McFadden in the Czech [...]

Knee injury derails promising professional season for Joe Crawford in Israel

May 18, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Former University of Kentucky and Detroit Renaissance star Joe Crawford seemed poised for another shot at the NBA after putting together a standout season for Maccabi Rishon [...]

William Hatcher signs in Israel after winning award in Cyprus

April 11, 2012 in Cover Story, Professional

By Patrick Hayes A couple years ago when I was writing for the Flint Journal, I wrote a story about Flint‘s numerous current professional basketball players and whether or not [...]