2012-13 Michigan Junior College Basketball Preview: Jackson hopes returners, led by Larry Taylor, can help build on last season

October 29, 2012 in JUCO

It’s hard to believe, but college basketball season is almost here. This week, we’ll preview Michigan’s 19 junior college teams. By Patrick Hayes At a glance Coach: John Willis, 6th season Last [...]

Prolific scoring a byproduct of wanting to win for Jody Hill

July 2, 2012 in Cover Story, Division II, JUCO

By Patrick Hayes Standing only about 6-feet tall with a build that can generously be described as ‘slight’ at 160 pounds, it was probably easy for opposing players to focus [...]

Jackson C.C.’s James Johnson transfers to Livingstone College

June 25, 2012 in Cover Story, Division II, JUCO

By Patrick Hayes Jackson Community College standout James Johnson will finish his college basketball career at Livingstone College, a Division II school in North Carolina. Johnson, a Saginaw Heritage graduate, [...]

Hoops Ambassador: Teaching basketball through relationships

June 6, 2012 in Cover Story, High School

By Patrick Hayes There are a lot of qualities about East Lansing High School basketball coach Steve Finamore that could probably be classified as ‘old school.’ The ‘play the right [...]

East Lansing coach writes about the ‘foul or defend?’ debate

May 15, 2012 in High School

By Patrick Hayes Anyone who follows basketball in this state is probably familiar with Steve Finamore, even if you don’t follow high school basketball that closely. He’s a former Jackson [...]

Former Jackson Community College player apparently declares for NBA Draft

May 3, 2012 in JUCO

By Patrick Hayes There was an interesting name on the early entrant list for the 2012 NBA Draft released by the NBA today: Erik Austin Jackson CC (MI) 6-3 Freshman [...]