Detroit’s Willie Green has been a seamless fit for Los Angeles Clippers

December 11, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes When the Clippers acquired former University of Detroit and Detroit Cooley star Willie Green, they hoped he’d help with his 3-point shooting ability. He’s done exactly that [...]

Could a team of MI-native players compete in the NBA?

October 25, 2012 in Cover Story, Professional

By Patrick Hayes Comcast Sports Net Chicago put together an interesting slideshow looking at what a roster of all Chicago-born active NBA players would look like. The results? They’d have [...]

Interview: Willie Green discusses his 3-point shooting

September 24, 2012 in Cover Story, Professional

Editor’s Note: I attended some of the festivities at the University of Detroit’s Legends and Traditions Weekend Sept. 22 and will have four interviews with people I ran into there [...]

University of Detroit legends return Sept. 21-22

September 5, 2012 in Cover Story, Division I

By Patrick Hayes The University of Detroit is hosting ‘Detroit Titans Legends and Traditions Weekend’ Sept. 21-22, with several former U of D greats returning to campus for a variety [...]

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 [...]

ESPN #NBARank: Earl Boykins, Willie Green and Draymond Green check in

August 28, 2012 in Professional is doing its annual ranking of the top 500 players and incoming rookies in the NBA. You can see the experts who voted on the rankings here and follow the#NBARank hashtag on [...]

An exhaustive look at how Detroit native Willie Green should help the Los Angeles Clippers, be helped by Chris Paul

August 27, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes When the Los Angeles Clippers acquired former Detroit Cooley and University of Detroit star Willie Green, I wrote about how Green’s 3-point shooting should help the Clips [...]

Detroit’s Willie Green happy to be a Clipper

August 9, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes It seems hard to believe, but the Los Angeles Clippers that were a punchline for the better part of three decades are no more, save for the [...]

Former University of Detroit star Willie Green traded to Clippers

July 31, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Willie Green, a former standout at Detroit Cooley and the University of Detroit, was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers yesterday. The details from The Atlanta [...]

‘The Saint is Back:’ St. Cecilia readies for summer

June 4, 2012 in Cover Story, Division I, Division II, Division III, High School, Professional

By Patrick Hayes You can’t truly call yourself a basketball fan in Michigan until you’ve stepped into the iconic St. Cecilia gym in Detroit. My first opportunity came two summers [...]