Basketball

Published December 4, 2018

FARMINGTON HILLS — The North Farmington girls basketball team is ready to play.

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Published December 4, 2018

ROYAL OAK — When Wayne Gigante took over at Royal Oak Shrine, the girls basketball program barely had enough kids to field a whole team. Now, as the coach enters his seventh year with the program, the Knights are on the verge of a three-peat in the Catholic High School League Intersectional II Division. 

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Published December 3, 2018

FRASER — Fraser High girls basketball coach Dave Kuppe has been at this coaching thing for a while now.

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Published November 30, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Utica Ford II boys basketball coach Jeff Olson made it clear what his focus will be this season based on player personnel.

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Published November 26, 2018

The Royal Oak High girls basketball team experienced success last season. Coach Brian Sopata’s team finished 19-3 overall and 13-1 in the Oakland Activities Association White Division. 

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Published November 26, 2018

BERKLEY — After a recent practice, Berkley High girls basketball coach Kirk Carolan said, “Actually found myself smiling today.” Although Carolan acknowledged that there are a lot of question marks with the team this season, it wasn’t wins and losses he was thinking about.

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Published November 23, 2018

ROSEVILLE — Roseville High basketball coach Hassan Nizam remembers the exact date his team lost in the playoffs last year.

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Published November 16, 2018

The Royal Oak varsity boys basketball team isn’t led by one or two specific players. Coach Aaron Smith’s team is led by seven seniors on a 13-man roster who have been playing with each other for six years now.

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Published November 2, 2018

We still have the football, volleyball and girls swimming state finals to come, but the winter sports season is set to kick into gear with eight sports taking center stage.

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Published September 25, 2018

STERLING HEIGHTS — Utica Ford II girls basketball and softball coach Matt Joseph has won division, district and regional titles, along with seeing several of his players go on to play at the collegiate level.Read More

Published September 25, 2018

ROCHESTER HILLS — Inside athletic complex packed with family, friends, coaches, media members and players, 5-year-old Wesley Cansler, of Hazel Park, put pen to paper Sept.

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Published August 10, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Derrick Walton Jr.’s first experience as an NBA player came in a Nov. 6, 2017, game against the defending champion Golden State Warriors.

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Published July 27, 2018

When people think of professional basketball, the NBA is likely the first thing that comes to mind. However, some players who have had success at the NCAA level have found that there are other viable options, including playing in Europe.

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Published July 13, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores Lakeview girls basketball coach Joe Charrette admits that his current and prospective varsity players have to be in the gym in the offseason to get work in.

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Published July 13, 2018

WARREN — Warren De La Salle basketball coach Greg Esler has built a lengthy resume. He’s coached for 24 years at De La Salle, and has amassed 26 career district championships, seven regional titles and five Catholic High School League tournament championships.

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Published May 15, 2018

SOUTHFIELD — Southfield Christian School shooting guard Bryce Washington has committed to play basketball at the University of Pennsylvania starting this fall.Read More

Published May 15, 2018

After Ferndale High put out a post for its open boys basketball position approximately two weeks after the team’s season ended in a Class B district semifinal  in March, Athletic Director Shaun Butler said there were close to 60 applicants.

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Published April 26, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Born out of necessity, and essentially serving as the undercard to the NCAA basketball tournament, the Michigan High School Athletic Association is going to have a newer look to it next winter in regard to boys and girls basketball.

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Published April 13, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores South Lake boys basketball coach Kurt Wilson Sr. calls senior forward Amier Gilmore a hard worker who’s dedicated to improving his game.

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Published April 13, 2018

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OAKLAND COUNTY — As teams, players and coaches returned from spring break anxious to dive headfirst into the condensed spring season, let’s take one last look back at the winter season that was in the Oakland Activities Association and acknowledge the top players from the boys basketball campaign.

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