Detroit prospect opts for East Lansing 

November, 3, 2009
Brandan Kearney (Detroit/Southeastern) grew up in Big Ten territory.

No surprise the Detroit resident has ties to both the University of Michigan and Michigan State. His father's side of the family, which included a pair of football players, donned the Maize and Blue. Mom's family, chock full of Michigan State graduates, are Green as the state's forests.

"It came down to both schools," he told

Christopher Lawlor

High School Basketball
Christopher Lawlor has covered high school sports for more than 20 years, most recently with USA TODAY, where he was the head preps writer responsible for national high school rankings in football, baseball and boys and girls basketball. He also ran the Gatorade national player of the year program for nine years.