Game Balls Week 2: Our weekly high school hoops honor roll

December 16, 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 [...]

Draymond Green makes game-winning shot for Warriors against Miami Heat

December 12, 2012 in Professional, Video

By Patrick Hayes The Golden State Warriors just finished a 5-0 road trip by beating the defending champion Miami Heat in their own arena, and Michigan State and Saginaw High [...]

Saginaw High coaching staff has heavy Division I influence

December 12, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes Most high school basketball players have dreams of playing at the Division I level. For players on the Saginaw High team, they have a couple of resources [...]

2012-13 Saginaw area HS basketball preview

December 6, 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, [...]

Draymond Green is fine with a hand-me-down Range Rover, thank you very much

December 6, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Turning professional and start making a significant amount of money undoubtedly changes the lives of athletes. But, so far, former Saginaw High and Michigan State standout Draymond [...]

Draymond Green has worked his way into Golden State Warriors rotation

November 26, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes This will come as no surprise to anyone who spent any amount of time watching Draymond Green play basketball at Michigan State, but the second round pick [...]

Draymond Green: “If I don’t prove anything in the NBA then I look like a fool”

October 8, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes I already linked to Rusty Simmons’ great feature on Draymond Green adjusting to life in the Bay Area over the weekend. Simmons, however, also published some ‘out-takes’ [...]

Draymond Green competing for minutes at small forward for Golden State Warriors

October 7, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle has an excellent story on former Saginaw and Michigan State star Draymond Green, with Green discussing his move to the [...]

EPIC NIGHT!: Mt. Morris Alt. vs. Detroit Westside, 2009

October 2, 2012 in Cover Story, EPIC NIGHT!, High School

The ‘EPIC NIGHT!’ series is a first-person account of some of the greatest, craziest, most unforgettable high school basketball games that we’ve witnessed firsthand. I have a few guest writers [...]

MI Vs. Ohio game highlights Buckeye Elite Showcase

September 20, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes Several high school and middle school basketball players from Ohio will participate in the Buckeye Elite Showcase Sept. 22-23 in Columbus, but the event will also include [...]