University of Miami basketball player Willie Herenton (hugging mother, Andrea, in middle) with brother Rodney Jr. (left), father Rodney (second from right), brother Samuel (right).
University of Miami basketball player Willie Herenton (hugging mother, Andrea, in middle) with brother Rodney Jr. (left), father Rodney (second from right), brother Samuel (right). Courtesy Herenton Family
University of Miami basketball player Willie Herenton (hugging mother, Andrea, in middle) with brother Rodney Jr. (left), father Rodney (second from right), brother Samuel (right). Courtesy Herenton Family

Miami Herald sportswriter Michelle Kaufman has covered 14 Olympics, six World Cups, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, NCAA Basketball Tournaments, NBA Playoffs, and has been the University of Miami basketball beat writer for 20 years. She was born in Frederick, Md., and grew up in Miami.