Felder embracing pre-draft comparisons to Celtics' Thomas

Kahlil Felder ascended off the floor to a 44-inch max vertical mark at the 2016 NBA Combine, the second-highest vertical in the event's history. When asked how he felt immediately after learning the number, the 5'10", 180-pound point guard confidently responded, "I know what my leaping ability is so I wasn't shocked about it. I know what I can do as far as leaping." Confidence...
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June 04, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Draft Workouts: Kay Felder

Kay Felder, a point guard from the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, worked out with the Pacers on Monday afternoon. Felder broke the Horizon League record for career assists with 699 in just three seasons.
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May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Oakland senior Max Hooper played in semifinal two days after father's death

Oakland senior Max Hooper played with a heavy heart in the Horizon League semifinal on Monday. He took the court with his team two days after his father, Chip Hooper, lost his four-year battle to cancer. Hooper wasn't out there alone, though. His teammates showed a great deal of support for him, writing "#PLAYFORCHIP" on their shoes.The semifinal game came a week after Chip gave...
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March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Max Hooper has special moment with father after win on senior night

If you are a fan of the emotional moments in sports, you got to see a great one on Friday. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies held Senior Night and honored players like Max Hooper, as they clinched the No. 2 seed for the Horizon League conference tournament with a win over Detroit. After the win, Hooper got to share a special moment with his dad. Hooper’s father has been dealing with neuroendocrine...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oakland's Hooper runs into stands to hug father

Oakland’s Max Hooper is one of the most unique players in all of college basketball. The Golden Grizzlies’ gunner has hit 102-of-229 shots this season, and every single attempt has come from beyond the three point arc. On senior night against Detroit, after scoring 12 points in a 108-97 win, Hooper ran into the stands after the game to see his father Chip, who suffered a...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Oakland's Kay Felder is the best kept secret in college basketball

While Buddy Hield, Ben Simmons and Kris Dunn have taken the college basketball world by storm, there is another player making some noise. That player is Kay Felder of Oakland University. Many reading this may ask, who is Kay Felder? Some may already be familiar with him, but to most, he’s the best-kept secret in college basketball. Before this season, Felder was just scratching...
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February 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Felder, Hayes lead Oakland past Illinois-Chicago 74-63

CHICAGO (AP) Kay Felder had 20 points and 10 assists, Jalen Hayes had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Oakland turned back Illinois-Chicago 74-63 on Sunday. Nick Daniels hit all four of his 3-point attempts and added 18 points for the Golden Grizzlies (20-10, 12-5 Horizon League), who reached 20 wins for the first time in four seasons. Felder scored nine straight points, the last...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Felder's 28 leads Oakland to 111-93 win over Green Bay

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) Kahlil Felder scored 28 points with seven assists and Oakland had six players in double figures, racing to a 111-93 win over Green Bay on Saturday. Nick Daniels added 17 points and six assists and three players had 12 as the Golden Grizzlies (18-9, 10-4 Horizon League) hit 111 for the second time this season. They beat the Phoenix 111-95 on Jan. 23. Oakland...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Oakland's Max Hooper only shoots 3s — 133 of them so far

Meet Max "Heave-ho" Hooper. Or maybe it should be Max "Let it Fly" Hooper.What the Oakland University redshirt senior swingman is doing this season is unheard of.Hooper, who comes off the bench, has taken 133 field-goal attempts for the Golden Grizzlies (10-7) this season, and ALL OF THEM have been from behind the 3-point line."I'm not aware of that," Hooper told NCAA.com, which...
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Oakland’s Nick Daniels and Kay Felder connect on big time alley oop

wxyz.com Oakland University and All-Horizon League point guard Kahlil Felder got up and tossed down a nasty looking alley-oop Wednesday in an exhibition game against Heidelberg.  It was two of Oakland’s 130 points in their 58-point win and easily their most thunderous. Nick Daniels tossed it up and Felder went up and got it.  And from this video, you would have no idea that...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland unveils brand new black court (Video)

On Thursday, the Oakland Golden Grizzlies unveiled their new basketball court for the upcoming season. While the court is certainly unique, there has been a split opinion. The court features a blacktop look that will make a visit to Athletics Center O’rena a memorable one. Check out the video of the new black court unveiling below: What do you think on the decision by the Oakland...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Oakland University’s new blacktop basketball floor is almost done

Oakland University basketball coach Greg Kampe is already drumming up attention for his program this offseason. This week, he has tweeted out photos of the Golden Grizzlies’ new blacktop basketball floor in the O’rena. The design was chosen through a public vote this past season.  An all-black floor with white lines and an abnormally large Grizzly at center court.  Kampe said...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Corey Petros dominates as UIC loses 8th straight game

UIC played a competitive 20 minutes, but the second half of Wednesday night’s game was all Oakland. After trailing by one point in the final seconds of the first half, the Golden Grizzlies (12-12, 7-2 Horizon) finished the period with a buzzer-beater and then opened the second half on a 15-0 run. Oakland’s lead reached as many as 22 points in its 91-77 victory at the UIC Pavilion...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Felder, Oakland put away Valparaiso 89-75 in OT

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) Kahlil Felder scored a career-high 32 points, including 11 in overtime, and Oakland put away Valparaiso 89-75 in the Horizon League opener for both teams on Friday night. Felder went 19 of 24 on free throws, grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists. Jalen Hayes had 16 points with eight boards and Nick Daniels chipped in 14 points for the Golden Grizzlies...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Pulls Away from UIC Behind Bader’s 28 Points

Photo: UIC Athletics Oakland needed a buzzer-beater to survive UIC in January, but this time around the Golden Grizzlies shot the lights out and had little trouble with the Flames in a 86-71 victory. Oakland (11-18, 6-8 Horizon) shot 9-of-15 from three-point range in the first half to build a 45-24 lead at the break. Senior guard Travis Bader got the ball rolling with a left-wing...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland St. tops Oakland 92-85; 29 3s made

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) -- Charlie Lee scored a career-high 31 points and Cleveland State made 14 3-pointers to overcome record-setting long-range shooter Travis Bader and Oakland's 15 3-pointers for a 92-85 win Thursday night. Lee made 6 of 8 3-point attempts and all 11 of his free throws while Bader hit 10 of 13 3-point tries en route to 35 points. CSU (16-9, 7-3 Horizon) shot 60...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke Mondy Hits Buzzer-Beater To Defeat UIC

Oakland guard Duke Mondy drained a buzzer-beater to complete the Golden Grizzlies’ comeback against UIC on Saturday. Full recap coming later.
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Speedy guard Mondy has revived career at Oakland

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer It's been more than a decade since a Division I player averaged four steals per game. Oakland's Duke Mondy is on pace for that type of season. His secret? Trying to think through each possession the same way his opponents do. ''I kind of put myself - if I was a player, at each position, what would I do?'' Mondy said. ''Like...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bader's 34 carries Oakland past Defiance 87-66

Travis Bader scored 34 points to surpass 2,000 for his career as Oakland turned back Division III Defiance 87-66 Friday night. Bader, who leads the nation in 3-pointers at 4.6 per game, was 7 of 10 from behind the arc and hit 7 of 8 free throws. Corey Petros added 21 points for the Golden Grizzlies (5-1) on 8-of-11 shooting and Tommie McCune had 10. Kahlil Felder had 10 assists...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland routs Defiance 87-66

The Oakland Golden Grizzlies defeated Defiance in a rout 87-66 Friday night from the O’rena. Travis Bader led the way for OU with 34 points and 5 rebounds in the win. Corey Petros and Tommie McCune also found themselves in double figures with 21 and 10 points respectively. As a team the Grizzlies shot 55.6 percent from the field while going 18 for 25 from the line.
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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