Posts Tagged: Basketball

Flight 907: Williams, Doutrive, Panoam take off in dunk contests

October 18, 2018

Alaska doesn’t have the most guys playing NCAA D1 basketball in the country, but per capita we might have the most high-flying dunkers. Anchorage’s Kwintin Williams of the University of Connecticut is already a YouTube sensation because of his 46-inch vertical jump and amazingly acrobatic slams. He is a human highlight reel. Kwintin Williams (@JUMPMANEBIG)… Read more »

After strong showing overseas, Abdul-Bassit eyes NBA G League

October 16, 2018

After shining in the Pac-12 and getting some polish overseas, Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit believes he’s ready for the NBA G League. He’s got the game, but will his name be called in Saturday’s draft? The 6-foot-4 guard is cautiously optimistic. “I’ve heard from a few teams and had workouts with Philly and Brooklyn, but anything… Read more »

Prolific in Portugal, Williams leads team to 16th straight win

October 10, 2018

Ever since Oliveirense Cacarola of the Portuguese League added small forward Travante Williams of Anchorage, the team has been nearly unstoppable. Oliveirense posted its 16th straight win dating to last season and improved to 37-5 overall since the former UAF men’s basketball star joined the squad. Williams, of Mt. Edgecumbe High fame, helped his team… Read more »

Hale collects game-high 20 points, 6 dimes in first pro game

October 5, 2018

Picking up where she left off in college, Anchorage’s DaJonee Hale delivered a strong scoring effort to lead Bamberg to a 69-56 victory over Speyer in her first professional women’s basketball game in Germany’s second division. Last season’s NAIA National Player of the Year out of Central Methodist University scored 20 points, grabbed six rebounds… Read more »

Klie delivers all-around game, win in his German pro debut

October 3, 2018

Anchorage’s Adam Klie made a victorious debut with his German professional men’s basketball team as the Giessen 46ers thumped the Dragons Rhondorf 102-56. The former University of California San Diego star played 27 minutes and amassed eight points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals. It was a typically sound all-around game for the 6-foot-4… Read more »

Davies commits to Hawaii, but not only because of sun and surf

October 2, 2018

It’s easy to assume high school basketball star Olivia Davies of Wasilla committed to the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team because of sun, surf and sand. That played a part, no doubt, but the senior’s decision actually came down to where she felt the most comfortable. On her official visit to Honolulu, Hawaii, she… Read more »

Hebard rubs elbows with WNBA royalty at Team USA camp

September 15, 2018

A towering figure in the college game, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks hit the hardwood with some true giants of the game at the USA Basketball Women’s National Team’s training camp. The All-Pac-12 performer out of the University of Oregon was among a handful of college stars among the 20 players invited to participate in a… Read more »

Huffman sees to it that Tar Heels win big behind 20/20 effort

August 20, 2018

We see you, Brandon Huffman. The University of North Carolina sophomore from Anchorage delivered a 20/20 performance in a 130-45 exhibition win over the StarSports Basketball Club in Nassau, Bahamas. Huffman, of West High fame, pumped in 16 of his 20 points in the second half to go with his 20 rebounds. The 6-foot-10 forward… Read more »

DePriest gives back before looking ahead to EWU transfer

August 16, 2018

Before she heads off to a new college women’s basketball team, Leya DePriest of Palmer traveled to Africa with her family. The trip was more than just a vacation as they did some volunteer work. “Africa was very fun, and quiet an experience,” she told me. “I went with my family and helped in an… Read more »

Bailey follows brother’s footsteps to West Coast Conference

August 14, 2018

Jeremiah Bailey of Fairbanks grew up idolizing his older brother and dreamed of one day following in his footsteps. He won’t play at the same college, but he will play in the same conference. Bailey, 19, signed with the University of the Pacific and will play in the West Coast Conference. His brother, Kyle, was… Read more »