The Links: Rochester native Walker Russell Jr. gets traded and Central Michigan is the MAC’s biggest surprise

December 30, 2012 in Roundup

Our Sunday roundup of news from around the state. Slow posting will continue on BallinMichigan until after the holiday this week, then we’ll return to a more normal schedule. The [...]

Video: Michiganders Glen Rice, Steve Smith reflect on time with the Miami Heat

December 12, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes It’s easy to forget where the Miami Heat started considering their star-studded last few years that have included players like Shaquille O’Neal, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and [...]

Magic Johnson, Mateen Cleaves, Glen Rice, Shane Battier among NCAA’s top 75 players in March Madness history

December 11, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes As part of its celebration of 75 years of March Madness this year, the NCAA released a list of its top 75 players in March Madness history [...]

1980s Michigan team, Syracuse team featuring Detroit’s Derrick Coleman looked back on by ESPN

November 7, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes Jason King of ESPN has a cool feature looking at some current NCAA teams and how they compare to their strong 1980s counterparts. Here’s King’s take on Michigan: [...]

Brandon Bowdry, LaMarcus Lowe picked in third round, Durrell Summers, Glen Rice Jr. picked in fourth of D-League Draft

November 2, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes Four players with Michigan ties have been selected in Friday’s 2012 NBA D-League Draft. Brandon Bowdry of Eastern Michigan was picked with the fifth pick in the third round by [...]

Michigan State’s Durrell Summers, Eastern Michigan’s Brandon Bowdry and son of former Mr. Basketball Glen Rice among D-League Draft hopefuls from Michigan

November 2, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes The NBA D-League Draft is Friday at 7 p.m. and the league recently released a list of draft-eligible players. Among them were several Michiganders: Brandon Bowdry, Eastern [...]

Michigan’s gift to Miami: Six of the 25 best players in Heat history are from Michigan

October 23, 2012 in Professional

By Patrick Hayes The state of Michigan has several ties to the Miami Heat franchise. As the team celebrates its 25th year in existence, here are the Michiganders who cracked [...]

NBA prospect Barnes compared to Flint’s Glen Rice

May 25, 2012 in Cover Story, Professional

By Patrick Hayes Bob Finnan, the Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer for the News-Herald in Ohio, talked to NBA scouts about Harrison Barnes and one had this opinion on the North [...]

1985 Michigan Mr. Basketball Remix

May 8, 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 [...]