Boys Basketball

 

Neitzel Finds Way Back to High School Hoops

Neitzel Finds Way Back to High School Hoops
Friday, July 31, 2020
Drew Neitzel is a self-proclaimed basketball junkie. So when the opportunity arose to reconnect with the high school basketball scene, the former Mr. Basketball and Michigan State standout didn’t think twice.
Continue Reading

Joplin Always Has Known Value of Home

Joplin Always Has Known Value of Home
Thursday, July 9, 2020
It is no accident that Stan Joplin has never ventured too far from his hometown of Milan on the border of Monroe and Washtenaw Counties in extreme southeast Michigan. In fact, that has been by design.
Continue Reading

The Last Time MHSAA Finals were Canceled

The Last Time MHSAA Finals were Canceled
Monday, April 27, 2020
A labor shortage caused by World War I had taken out spring high school sports in Michigan in 1917. The global spread of a devastating strain of influenza interrupted the football season in Michigan in 1918. But prep athletics would roar through the 1920s and survi...
Continue Reading

Moment: Future Pro Stars Clash in Class A

Moment: Future Pro Stars Clash in Class A
Sunday, April 19, 2020
The 1958 Class A Boys Basketball Final pitting Detroit Austin and Benton Harbor has been considered among the classic MHSAA Tournament games of the 20th century. The matchup featured two of the state’s all-time great prep players, Austin senior Dave DeBusschere a...
Continue Reading

Moment: Rouge Ends '60s with 6 Titles

Moment: Rouge Ends '60s with 6 Titles
Saturday, April 18, 2020
After three years without a championship, River Rouge returned to the Class B Final in 1969 and won its sixth title of the 1960s by defeating Kalamazoo Hackett 83-50. The Panthers finished 25-2 for the season, and the championship began another string of four straight ...
Continue Reading

Moment: Rouge Runs Title Streak to 5

Moment: Rouge Runs Title Streak to 5
Friday, April 17, 2020
After setting the Lower Peninsula record the season before, River Rouge completed the streak that remains the standard for boys basketball programs with a fifth-straight MHSAA Finals title in 1965. The Panthers won Class B for the fifth-consecutive season by downing So...
Continue Reading

Moment: Rouge, Betts Win 4th Straight

Moment: Rouge, Betts Win 4th Straight
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Willie Betts remains the only athlete in Michigan high school history to play on four MHSAA championship basketball teams, a feat he completed as part of River Rouge's fourth-straight Class B title winner in 1964. This time, Betts helped the Panthers to an 86-67 win ov...
Continue Reading

Bates Becomes 1st Sophomore POY

Bates Becomes 1st Sophomore POY
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Ypsilanti Lincoln standout Emoni Bates has been named Gatorade’s national boys basketball “Player of the Year” – becoming the first sophomore to win the national award. Bates earlier was named the Michigan award winner for the second time. 
Continue Reading

Moment: Rouge Holds Off Unity Challenge

Moment: Rouge Holds Off Unity Challenge
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
We continue with our third day of "Rouge Week" with River Rouge's third-straight Class B championship during the 1960s, clinched with a 59-49 victory over Hudsonville Unity Christian in the Final. Unity, ranked just behind the Panthers at No. 2 in Class B heading into ...
Continue Reading

Moment: Wilburn Becomes Legend in '62

Moment: Wilburn Becomes Legend in '62
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Ken Wilburn solidified his legend status in leading River Rouge to a repeat Class B boys basketball championship in 1962, playing what legendary coach Lofton Greene called after Wilburn's "best game ever today." The 6-foot-5 senior forward had 26 points, 15 rebounds an...
Continue Reading

Moment: 1961 Team Tips Off "Rouge Week'

Moment: 1961 Team Tips Off "Rouge Week'
Monday, April 13, 2020
Nearly 70 years after its first championship, the River Rouge boys basketball program remains the standard at the Finals level of its sport with 20 appearances in MHSAA championship games and 14 titles. From 1960-69, Rouge appeared in Finals seven times and won six cha...
Continue Reading

Moment: Rouge Repeats with Late Surge

Moment: Rouge Repeats with Late Surge
Sunday, March 29, 2020
With 14 MHSAA Finals championships, River Rouge remains the historic standard for Michigan high school boys basketball. And until just a few seasons ago, legendary coach Lofton Greene topped the state’s all-time wins list in this sport. Rouge again met Muskegon H...
Continue Reading

Moment: Beecher Practice Made Perfect

Moment: Beecher Practice Made Perfect
Saturday, March 28, 2020
The Flint Beecher boys basketball team had prepared for situations like what it faced with five seconds left in its March 24, 2016, Class C Semifinal against Detroit Loyola. And after watching a 15-point lead dissolve into a two-point deficit during the second half, th...
Continue Reading

Moment: Fisher Sinks Last-Second Score

Moment: Fisher Sinks Last-Second Score
Thursday, March 26, 2020
The 2019 Division 1 basketball tournament will be remembered forever for the play of freshman Emoni Bates, who led Ypsilanti Lincoln to its first MHSAA championship in the sport with memorable performance after memorable performance. But the game-winning moment of the ...
Continue Reading

Moment: Orioles' Winner Unforgettable

Moment: Orioles' Winner Unforgettable
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Ludington’s Joshua Laman couldn’t have picked a better time to drill his first 3-pointer of the 2016-17 season.  Today’s #MHSAAMoments highlight relives a shot we said the Orioles, and River Rouge, likely would never forget. 
Continue Reading

Moment: Jets Advance on Buzzer Beater

Moment: Jets Advance on Buzzer Beater
Monday, March 23, 2020
Seth Polfus couldn't believe it.  Watching the clip four years later, it's easy to remember why.
Continue Reading

Johnston Finds Home with Onsted Hoops

Johnston Finds Home with Onsted Hoops
Friday, March 13, 2020
When Mary Kay LaFerney moved from California to Michigan, she had no idea the impact a group of freshmen and sophomore boys were going to have on her son. And she certainly didn’t know it would be because of basketball.
Continue Reading

Breslin Bound: Boys District Preview

Breslin Bound: Boys District Preview
Monday, March 9, 2020
If cold and snow send us into the gym every winter with basketball on our minds, the recent warmup (at least downstate) lets us know we’ll be moving to Breslin Center shortly. Those who join us at the end of this month will take their first MHSAA Tournament steps...
Continue Reading

Be the Referee: 3-Second Rule

Be the Referee: 3-Second Rule
Thursday, March 5, 2020
This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice explains one of the most misunderstood rules in basketball – the 3-second rule.
Continue Reading

20-0 Just Start for Senior-Driven Ravenna

20-0 Just Start for Senior-Driven Ravenna
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
With 20 seconds remaining in Tuesday night’s victory, the Ravenna student section started chanting: “Undefeated! Undefeated!”
Continue Reading

Page 1 of 22First   Previous   [1]  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next   Last