Matthew Schoch The Detroit News Published 9:38 PM EDT Jul 2, 2019 Dimondale, Mich. — You never know who is going to show up at Moneyball. Or, some nights, who will not show up. On Thursday, Miles Bridges of the Charlotte Hornets dunked time after time during the summer run at the Aim High Sports complex southwest of Lansing, thrilling the pro-MIchigan State crowd for the Moneyball Pro-Am league. On Tuesday, it was a pair of Michigan Wolverines highlighting the usual Michigan State event, which is free to fans and continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays though Aug. 1 - but not on this Thursday's holiday. Wolverines and Spartans have not tangled yet, but Adrian Nunez of Michigan, who played Tuesday night, said he’s excited to compete. “It’s going to be fun,” Nunez said. “This is a different atmosphere than the super-restricted Big Ten play, so you get to talk a little more trash, you get to push a little bit, sharp fouls, so I think it’ll be … [Read more...] about Moneyball Pro-Am summer league going strong in year No. 16
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Dave Velasquez was a year out of college, new on the San Diego State men’s basketball staff, when he noticed a fresh name on the list of recruiting targets scribbled on the white board in assistant coach Justin Hutson’s office.“I just remember seeing this weird name,” Velasquez says. “The first time you see it, you have to think to yourself, ‘How do you pronounce that?’ ”Kawhi Leonard.It was early in the 2007-08 season, and Hutson had spotted Leonard at Riverside’s Martin Luther King High during a holiday tournament. He had gone to see no one in particular, just knowing several of Southern California’s top players and teams were entered. He left transfixed with a 6-foot-6 junior who wore his hair in throw-back corn rows. They were recruiting wings that year, on account of losing seniors Lorrenzo Wade and Kyle Spain from a team that would finish 20-13 and reach the NIT. Hutson quietly added Leonard to the white-board list that … [Read more...] about Looking back: Just how did San Diego State get Kawhi Leonard?
David Goricki The Detroit News Published 3:40 PM EST Dec 23, 2018 River Rouge coach Lamonta Stone is looking forward to his team’s game against Ypsilanti Lincoln and the nation’s No. 1 freshman in 6-foot-8 Emoni Bates on Dec. 29. The 3 p.m. game will be part of the Washtenaw County Holiday Showcase at Ypsilanti High School. Bates, 6-8 and 170 pounds, is averaging 28.4 points while helping Lincoln get off to an impressive 5-0 start, coming up with a pair of 32-point games, including the season-opening 80-69 victory over Ann Arbor Huron when Lincoln ended the game with an 18-1 run. Bates and Lincoln have faced just about every type of defense, including a zone in a win at Saline. In a 73-57 win at Pinckney Thursday, Bates scored 32 despite being held and pushed around at times. He hit the court hard late in the first half, but scored 18 points during the final two quarters before taking a seat with 3:35 left and his team holding a 75-46 lead. With all the hype … [Read more...] about Prep notes: River Rouge vs. Ypsilanti Lincoln highlights holiday tournaments
Forget those customized greeting cards and useless gifts. Here are five things you can do for your colleagues that will have a much greater impact and cost you (close to) nothing. Peter Gasca Published 11:30 am CST, Thursday, December 20, 2018 Photo: Skynesher | Getty Images Photo: Skynesher | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Skynesher | Getty Images 5 Simple and Cost Effective Ways to Share Your Holiday Cheer With Colleagues 1 / 1 Back to Gallery I love this time of year: Eggnog, holiday movies, Christmas music, and the general festive and jolly mood that fills the air are all things I embrace with more zeal than I care to admit. … [Read more...] about 5 Simple and Cost Effective Ways to Share Your Holiday Cheer With Colleagues
As a neuroscientist, I’m often asked to recommend quick ways to boost brain function, particularly at this time of the year. It’s a happy time, but I also see many friends and clients struggle, mainly because they’re burning the candle at both ends. Most of us make too many social commitments during the holidays, and we give ourselves a well-deserved break from our usual rules on diet, exercise, and drinking. This is fine up to a point, but then we expect our brains to pick up the slack, and when we can’t bounce back right away, we get frustrated. The good news is there are measures that we can take to keep our brain in a not-so-depleted shape. This December, avoid the trap by introducing some “holiday-proofing” measures. Here are five ways to ensure your mood and cognitive function stay in peak condition: Focus on the positive It’s common to feel resentment when holiday demands mount up, particularly if you have to tiptoe around tricky … [Read more...] about 5 ways to keep your brain sharp during the holidays