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 [...]

Mateen Cleaves gives Keith Appling ‘inspiration’ at point guard position

December 5, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes When the Michigan State basketball team doesn’t play well, the players likely get tired — as players of any coach do — of hearing the same criticisms [...]

1999 Michigan Mr. Basketball Remix

November 27, 2012 in Cover Story, High School, Mr. Basketball Remix

Regularly, will look back at the yearly Mr. Basketball award with the benefit of hindsight. These posts will look back at the top five finishers at the time, provide [...]

Zach Randolph calls going to Michigan State ‘the best thing that I did’

November 23, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Jonathan Abrams has a fantastic feature on former Michigan State player and current NBA star Zach Randolph for Grantland. The article looks at Randolph’s rough upbringing, the [...]

Basketball Prospectus on Michigan State, Michigan and University of Detroit hoops

November 21, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes The annual (and excellent) Basketball Prospectus College Basketball Prospectus is now available to purchase either as an online PDF or paperback, and as part of the promotion [...]

Summers plans to show all-around game in D-League

November 16, 2012 in Cover Story, Professional

By Patrick Hayes Durrell Summers turned what could’ve been a negative situation — a knee injury that required surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation process last year — into something positive. [...]

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 [...]

Michigan State-Oakland game should have plenty of interesting individual matchups

November 10, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Over at The Only Colors, I looked at Michigan State‘s schedule and picked out 10 individual matchups I’m most looking forward to this season, including this one: [...]

Tim Bograkos on Tom Izzo’s teachings: “You have to be willing to take yourself places others won’t go”

November 9, 2012 in Division I

Former Flint Central standout and Michigan State player Tim Bograkos was featured in a video for the Michigan State Alumni Association, discussing what he learned from Tom Izzo. It’s short [...]

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 [...]