Mike Conley is back in Columbus and putting down roots. The 29-year-old star Memphis Grizzlies point guard recently bought a house in Columbus and returns to where he earned All-American status at Ohio State in 2007, and was recently named to the 2017 class of the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame. On top of moving back to Columbus, Conley is dedicated to a new project fighting sickle cell disease.
For Conley, the disease is personal. Two of his cousins suffer from the disease, and it’s become his mission to increase awareness for it, and for the potential cure that could be available.