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According to his son, former Michigan basketball guard Demetrius Calip has died. Calip's son, Demetrius Calip II, took to Instagram to announce that his dad passed away on Sunday. “Dad. 2/5/23. Love you forever,” Calip II posted in an Instagram story. “He was the perfect example of a great dad and I can only be grateful and happy.” Calip senior, who was just 53 years old, was a backup guard on the Wolverines' 1989 NCAA Championship team.
Remembering Demetrius Calip
During Michigan's journey to the 1989 NCAA National Championship, Calip scored 20 points over the Wolverines' first four NCAA Tournament victories against Xavier (9 points), South Alabama (3 points), North Carolina (2 points), and Virginia (6 points).
Calip played at Michigan from 1987-1991, leading the Wolverines in scoring (20.5 points per game), assists (3.5 per game) and minutes played (35.2 per game) as a full-time starter in his senior year. Over the course of his career, he appeared in 96 total games with 42 starts and averaged 9.6 points per game, 2 assists per game, and 1.9 rebounds per game.
Here is a video of Calip talking to a reporter at a 1989 NCAA Championship reunion. Rest in Peace, Demetrius.