Impressive roster of players assembled for Michigan State alumni game

December 10, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Michigan State will host an alumni game at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Jenison Fieldhouse, and the rosters for the game (although they are subject to [...]

Flint native Morris Peterson: basketball standout, movie star

December 5, 2012 in Cover Story, Professional

By Patrick Hayes I’d wondered what former Flint Northwestern and Michigan State star and longtime NBA player Morris Peterson has been up to since we lost saw him on a [...]

Should Michigan State retire Terry Furlow’s jersey?

November 28, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Earlier this year, Steve Finamore wrote a great story about one of the most underrated players the state of Michigan has produced, the late Terry Furlow. Eric [...]

The Links: Jordan Crawford introduces D.C. to that Detroit steez and Greg Kampe closes in on a milestone

November 11, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state. Detroit’s Jordan Crawford introduces the world to ‘steez.’ (DC Sports Bog) Jalen Rose once stole Patrick Ewing’s TV and VCR. (Ball [...]

Clips of Charlie Bell, Morris Peterson, Shannon Brown, Jason Richardson and Maurice Ager used by MSU to inspire Branden Dawson

November 7, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Tom Izzo has always welcomed and sought out the advice of his former players during his tenure at Michigan State. But, via Chris Solari of the Lansing [...]

Tom Izzo sees a bit of Charlie Bell when he looks at Gary Harris

October 24, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has a tendency to compare his young players to former Spartan greats, whether the comparison is always apt or not. Draymond Green [...]

Chris Paul’s history of creating good shots for shooting guards, including Morris Peterson

September 4, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Elite pass-first point guards like Chris Paul obviously make the players around them better, but D.J. Foster of Clipper Blog has an interesting look at just how [...]

Morris Peterson still a beloved figure among Raptors fans

August 16, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes One of my good friends is a Toronto Raptors fan. He lives a weird sports fandom existence. The Raptors are unique in that they’ve actually had a [...]

Flint basketball community remembers Jody Allen

July 16, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes The names of Flint basketball players who went on to successful college and pro careers are familiar ones. But the talented players who don’t make it out [...]

NBA praise continues for Draymond Green

June 20, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes After potentially playing his way into the first round of the NBA Draft with a great senior season and a great combine, Draymond Green continues to impress [...]