Michigan Wolverines National Championship guard Demetrius Calip is dead at 53.
Calip, one of several top notch basketball players from Flint, MI, who played for Michigan from 1987-91 and was a member of the program’s 1989 national championship team.
Calip was a reserve his first two seasons at UM, playing a key role off the bench for the Wolverines’ 1988-89 title team.
His teammates on the 1988-89 team included Glen Rice, Terry Mills, Loy Vaught, Rumeal Robinson, Sean Higgins and Rob Pelinka.
On the 1990-91 team, Calip led the team in scoring, assists and minutes.
Calip went on to appear in seven regular season games for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1991-92 but ended up being a star for several seasons in the CBA.
Calip, who did some acting on the side, appeared in the basketball-themed films Blue Chips (1994) and Eddie (1996).
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