Detroit Mercy HOFer Frank Russell, of famous basketball loved ones, dies at 72

Frank Russell, a basketball star from a famous local basketball spouse and children who played at the College of Detroit and briefly in the NBA and right after his participating in days became a fixture in Pontiac and Oakland County youth initiatives and media, has died.

Russell died Monday, the college verified. He was 72 and lately contracted COVID-19, pals explained.

He is the brother of Campy Russell, who performed at Michigan, and Walker Russell, who performed at Western Michigan. All three of the brothers have been drafted into the NBA. Larry Russell also played at Detroit.

“They just had genes from that family, they had been remarkable in phrases of basketball,” said Earl Cureton, who, like Frank Russell, is a member of the Detroit Mercy athletics Hall of Fame.

“They have been a spouse and children of wonderful athletes and fantastic folks.”

Frank Russell was a person of 10 little ones, elevated by their moms and dads in Pontiac, just after relocating the spouse and children from Tennessee.