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Posted on Sun, Jan 8, 2012 : 7:37 p.m.

Cazzie Russell discusses the PDC, Crisler Center, John Beilein and a hoops reunion

By Nick Baumgardner

The most storied player in Michigan basketball history returned home Sunday to a rather warm welcome.

Former Wolverine great Cazzie Russell received a standing ovation from a sellout Crisler Center crowd after being recognized during the Wolverines' 59-41 win over Wisconsin.

Russell was in Ann Arbor to participate in the school's dedication weekend for its new Player Development Center.

Before the game, he spoke at length on a number of topics:

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