Basketball

Current Sports | January 4, 2016

Jan 4, 2017

Jim Caldwell to coach Detroit Lions next season; PJ Fleck; Anthony Ianni and MSU men's basketball


East Lansing hoops star Brandon Johns drawing national attention

Dec 13, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Sophomore Brandon Johns towers while walking through the halls of East Lansing High School. He’s only 16, but his basketball ability and 6-foot-8 stature makes him stand out everywhere he goes.

Harris leads Spartans to third straight win

Dec 10, 2016
Al Martin

Senior guard Eron Harris tallied 20 points for the MSU men's basketball team in a win over Tennessee Tech Saturday afternoon, 71 to 63 the final. Freshman Joshua Langford and Nick Ward followed the lead of Harris, each chipping in 10 points in the third straight victory for the Spartans. Sophomore guard Matt McQuaid sat out due to a head injury suffered in practice this week. 

MSU Freshies Turning Heads

Oct 20, 2016
WKAR

The MSU men's basketball team held Media Day on Thursday afternoon at the Breslin Center. As head coach Tom Izzo enters his 22nd season, he finds himself ushering-in his top recruiting class ever! With so much talent coupled with a ton of youth, what are the realistic expectations for the team?

Hall of Fame Night for MSU and Okemos

Sep 23, 2016
WKAR

On Thursday night both the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame and Okemos High School Hall of Fame ceremonies took place. In total, 19 individuals got the chance to see their names enshrined into sports lore. Names like Don Behm, Trevor Harris, Travis Bader, and even the late Mike Sadler are mentioned throughout this report. 

Denzel Valentine Q & A at Basketball Camp

Jul 27, 2016
WKAR

WKAR's Al Martin chats with former MSU hoop star Denzel Valentine at his first annual basketball camp at "Aim High" in Dimondale, MI.

LeBron James photo
Basket Streaming / flickr creative commons

It's been a long time since the city of Cleveland has celebrated a pro sports championship. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA championship.


Current Sports | 6/16/16 | #724

Jun 16, 2016
College Hockey Inc.

NBA Finals, Draymond Green, Basketball Today, Tom Newton, Michigan State Hockey, Remembering Ron Mason, Terry Kildea, Michigan Amateur Golf Championship, and Throwback Thursday.


Eastern’s Riojas scores on hardwood and lanes

Apr 11, 2016

LANSING, Mich. -- Bowling has always been a hobby for Lansing Eastern’s Victor Riojas. After following his interest in the sport his junior year he came into his senior year with the idea of playing both basketball and bowling.

Currier retires from Haslett girls hoops

Apr 11, 2016

HASLETT, Mich. - For 14 years, Haslett girls basketball and Bob Currier have shared a strong bond. Currier has decided it is time to retire, announcing in early April he will be stepping away as head coach of the varsity team. 

WKAR File Photo

March Sadness.

It’s running rampant through this year’s NCAA tournament brackets.

Falling in their first round games this weekend were Baylor, Cal, West Virginia...and a certain number two team that’s been the talk of the men’s tourney for unexpected reasons.

The MSU women also came up just short in a back-and-forth thriller against Mississippi State yesterday.  Mark talks with Current Sports host Al Martin about the weekend’s double stunner.

Who's In Control?

Mar 15, 2016
WKAR

The No.2 Michigan State Spartans claimed their fifth Big Ten Tourney crown with a 66-62 victory over No. 13 Purdue. With the win, the Spartans are 5-1 overall in the Big Ten Tourney title game, the most in conference history. 

MSU club basketball coach teaches valuable lessons beyond hoops

Mar 15, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Sean Hankins loves basketball. But it’s what he’s able to teach through basketball that he loves even more.

Spartans Big Ten Champs
Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

Michigan State's men's basketball team won the Big Ten Conference tournament yesterday and earned a number two seed in the NCAA tournament. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about Spartan basketball.


Aerial Powers
Courtesy photo / MSU Athletic Communications

The MSU men’s basketball team wrapped up the regular season this weekend with a win over Ohio State. The MSU women made it to the finals of the Big Ten tournament before falling to Maryland. We talk with Current Sports host Al Martin about Spartan basketball.


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