Top 12 of 2016: #2 – Cyclones return to PBL

Grand Rapids Cyclones return to floor in PBL 2016 tonight January 9, 2016 GC 0 Comment Bryan Dutton, Cyclones, Danville Riverhawks, Jerrell Sanders, PBL, Premier Basketball League, Randy JeffersonEdit Grand Rapids, MI — The Grand Rapids Cyclones are alive and well! The local semi-pro team will kick off its’ second season as part of the […]


Top 12 of 2016: #3 – Otis Smith to return as coach of GR Drive

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., OCT. 28, 2015 – The Grand Rapids Drive, the official NBA Development League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, have announced today that Otis Smith is returning to the bench as Head Coach for the upcoming 2015-16 season. “We are thrilled to welcome Otis and his family back to Grand Rapids for our […]

Sugar Mel

Top 12 of 2016: #4 – GR’s Top Ten: Sugar McLaughlin

#8 “Sugar” Melvin McLaughlin, Creston HS Nicknamed “Sugar,” Melvin was a long-range marksman who played before the three-point shot at Creston HS and CMU. He was named Mid-American Conference “Player of the Year” in 1982, when he averaged 24.1 points a game, twice making first-team all-MAC. Sugar is CMU’s all-time leading scorer (2,071 points).Four times […]

Jordan Crawford Boston Celtics

Top 12 of 2016: #6 – Jordan Crawford acquired by GR Drive

Grand Rapids Drive acquire rights to Jordan Crawford, trade away 2016 1st-round pick October 21, 2016 GC 0 Comment Grand Rapids Drive, Jordan CrawfordEdit Earlier this week, the Grand Rapids Drive made a trade that could have a huge impact on the 2016-17 season. The Detroit Pistons-affiliated Drive acquired the returning player rights to Jordan […]

Shannon Brown MSU

Top 12 of 2016: #7 – GR Drive pick Shannon Brown in D-League draft

The Grand Rapids Drive have selected former Michigan State guard Shannon Brown with the 19th pick of the 2nd round. After selecting former Austin Peay University big man Chris Horton with their 1st round pick in this year’s NBADL 2016 Draft, the Drive turned their attention to the backcourt/wing with the selection of the former […]


Top 12 of 2016: #9 – GR Danger welcome newcomers in big win

Grand Rapids, MI — Jerell Sanders and Bradley Whitby joined the Grand Rapids Danger on the floor for the first time this season and the Danger beat the Oakland County Cowboys 145-110 Saturday night at Grace Bible College in ABA action. Coming off last Saturday’s tough loss to Flint, all 12 players for the Danger […]


Top 12 of 2016: #10 – Talking hoops with Geno Carlisle

The 2nd annual Red Hawk Showcase is right around the corner. Geno Carlisle with the Portland Trail Blazers Geno Carlisle/Portland TrailBlazers (photo: Willamette Weekly) One of the best high school teams in West Michigan will host a full day of basketball on February 6th at Union HS on Grand Rapids’ west side. I recently went […]