WILLIAMSBURG – After touching down in Traverse City, Michigan several years ago to recruit Sean Sheldon to William and Mary, Tribe men's basketball coach Tony Shaver spotted a red fox darting across the road as he pulled out of the airport in a rental car.
"Sometimes you think of Michigan and big cities," Shaver said. "It's a little more rural than you might anticipate."
Sheldon spends a lot of time trying to convince his teammates and college friends that Traverse City, located in the northwest part of the state's Lower Peninsula near Lake Michigan, is a more exciting place than they expect.
It's fitting for a 6-foot-9, 250-pound senior center that...