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Grand Rapids Drive pick four in NBA G League draft

This past Saturday during the 2017 NBA G League draft, the Grand Rapids Drive, the official NBA G League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, selected four players. With their first round pick, the 13th overall, the Drive selected Malcolm Bernard, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound guard from Xavier University. In 38 games during the 2016-17 season with […]

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Congrats to all of Michigan’s NFL draftees and rookie free agent signees

It took three long days, but the NFL Draft is over. Now comes subsequent undrafted rookie free agent signing period where shattered draft day dreams can become the fuel used to start a new journey to football glory. West Michigan was well represented this week, highlighted by Plainwell’s Jack Conklin, a 6’6″, 325-pound tackle from Michigan State, who was […]

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Cyclones select 3 in PBL Draft

The Grand Rapids Cyclones of the Premier Basketball League selected three players in the annual Draft. This year the draft was held less than two weeks after the PBL Combine in Chicago, IL. With the 5th pick overall, the Cyclones selected Rupert Rose, a 5-11 guard from Grambling State University. At 14, they selected Alvin Nance, […]

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PBL Combine

Over the past weekend in Chicago,  the Premier Basketball League held their annual League Combine for players interested in competing in the 2016 season. “This is the most talent I have ever seen at a PBL Combine…” said Lake Michigan Admirals owner Chris Glisson,  “I could see the possibility of a few of these players […]

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NBA 2015 Mock Draft

Seriously? Fine, here’s a 1st round look. Minnesota – Karl-Anthony Towns, F, Kentucky Big man with the cross-positional skills to guard the new NBA game of pick and roll. Lakers – Jahlil Okafor, C/F, Duke Low block skills to put the ball in the hole, but can he shoot from the high post or defend […]

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T’Wolves win NBA Draft Lottery

After finishing the NBA season with a league-worst 16-66 record, the Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night before the start of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets. With a 25% chance to receive the first overall pick in the upcoming draft, coach and GM […]