By: Terry Foster
Detroit Southwestern was ranked number one in the state and featured The Judge Antoine Joubert.
Detroit Kettering was ranked number two in the state and they named themselves the Supreme Court. Neither won the state title that year but they were the two biggest rivals when basketball was big in the city of Detroit. The year was 1983 and this was like the Boston Celtics against the Los Angeles Lakers back in the day.
Kettering won the first game before 6,100 fans at Detroit’s Calihan Hall. Southwestern won the rematch before 10,000 fans at Cobo Arena.
Kettering forward Derrick Kearney came into the 97.1 The Ticket studios to talk about an upcoming charity basketball game. This time the Supreme Court and the Judge are joining forces to take on the Detroit Diehard, the top wheelchair basketball team in the country. It will be a wheel chair doubleheader that begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and $7 for children six and under. Veterans with identification won’t be charged.
Listen as Kearney turns back the clock toward the way prep hoops used to be in Detroit.