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Akron forward Nick Harney (right) is fouled by Ball State center Zach Fields on a drive to the basket during the first half in the Zips 71-64 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday in Akron. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
Akron forward Nick Harney (10) tries to block a shot by Ball State forward Majok Majok (55) as he is fouled by teammate Pat Forsythe during the first half in the Zips 71-64 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
Sitting in chairs on the gym floor where Akron’s best basketball player learned the game, they came to honor the memory of Akron’s second-best basketball player — and one of its all-time nicest people.