Help East Lansing coach Steve Finamore research ‘foul or defend’

December 21, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes East Lansing coach Steve Finamore has long been intrigued by the ‘foul or defend’ debate and why coaches choose one or the other with their team up [...]

Hoop Convos: John Girdwood discusses ‘Our Dreams’ film

December 10, 2012 in Cover Story, Hoop Convos, Professional, Video

There are few things better than getting philosophical about the game of basketball. In ‘Hoop Convos,’BallinMichigan will do just that, engaging in (hopefully) meaningful, free-flowing conversations with compelling writers and thinkers [...]

Game Balls Week 1: Our weekly high school hoops honor roll

December 9, 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 [...]

Poll: Should high school basketball have a shot clock?

October 11, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes East Lansing coach Steve Finamore posted this note on his blog after listening to Michigan State coach Tom Izzo speak at the annual BCAM Coaches Clinic last [...]

1998 Michigan Mr. Basketball Remix

August 28, 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 [...]

Ramsey Nichols hired as Kalamazoo Central basketball coach

August 22, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes Another of the state’s remaining high profile basketball jobs has now been filled. East Lansing coach Steve Finamore first tweeted the news that former Jackson High School [...]

Many tributes to Dan Roundfield

August 7, 2012 in Cover Story, Professional

By Patrick Hayes Earlier, I linked to the tragic news that former Detroit and Central Michigan basketball great Dan Roundfield drowned while vacationing with his wife in Aruba. In the [...]

Terry Furlow and unrealized potential

July 6, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Covering basketball in Flint for a few years the Flint Journal, I quickly learned that although the players who made it out of Flint and found college [...]

The importance of parents keeping emotions in check

June 29, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes Friend of the site and East Lansing High School coach Steve Finamore has a great post on his blog about young players and basketball preparation during the [...]