Posts Tagged: Basketball

Nix commits to UCLA, Alaska’s 1st blue blood since hoops trinity

August 20, 2019

Daishen Nix, Alaska’s first five-star high school basketball recruit since Mario Chalmers in 2005, has announced where he will play in college. One day after narrowing down his top five finalists, the nation’s No. 1-ranked point guard for the Class of 2020 has committed to the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference. Nix, who was… Read more »

Chalmers goes off in BIG3 for 19 points, hits game-winner

August 18, 2019

Desperate for a win, the 3 Headed Monsters needed of a hero. So, they turned to Rio. Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers pumped in a season-high 19 points and drilled a game-winning 3-pointer to seal a 52-46 win over Power in Week 9 of the BIG3 in Dallas, Texas. The former nine-year NBA veteran converted six field… Read more »

Lasher wins first playoff series in Australia with Geraldton

August 12, 2019

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher got over a postseason obstacle down under. The second-year forward led the No. 3 Geraldton Buccaneers to a first-round playoff series victory over the No. 6 Warwick Senators in Australia’s State Basketball League. This result made up for last year’s disappointment when Geraldton lost in the first round as the No. 1… Read more »

Chalmers matches career-high in BIG3, but losses on walk-off

August 6, 2019

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers has built a reputation on making big shots, but in Week 7 of the BIG3 he got a taste of his own medicine. Chalmers and the 3 Headed Monsters lost 50-48 to the Triplets after former 7-time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson drilled a 4-point walk-off jumper. The loss overshadowed a 16-point performance… Read more »

Kuiper signs pro deal with UBSC Graz of Austria’s top league

August 5, 2019

Wasilla’s Dane Kuiper is headed overseas to play professional basketball after signing a deal with UBSC Graz from the top league in Austria. The former University of New Mexico standout is a defensive specialist who wrapped up his NCAA eligibility in the spring and will be playing pro ball in the fall. UBSC Graz is… Read more »

Hebard strikes gold in Pan Am finals with Team USA 3×3 in Peru

July 31, 2019

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks racked up another piece of hoops hardware after helping the Team USA 3×3 women’s team win a gold medal at the Pan-American Games in Peru. The 3-time Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year is on the team with University of Oregon teammate Sabrina Ionescu and two players from the University of… Read more »

Hebard helps Team USA go 3-0 on Day 1 at Pan Am Games

July 27, 2019

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks helped the the Team USA 3×3 women’s hoops team rack up three victories in its first three games at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. The U.S. women beat Argentina 21-15, raced past Uruguay 21-5 and capped the day with a 21-7 win over Brazil. “We worked really well together,… Read more »

Lasher’s 3-point stroke powers monster month in Australia

July 24, 2019

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher has added a 3-point shot to his game in his second pro season with the Geraldton Buccaneers in Australia. The former 1,500-point scorer from Houston Baptist University has always been a better post player than perimeter shooter, but that has changed of late. Lasher, of Dimond High fame, has made 10-of-28 3-pointers… Read more »

Terry excels at exposure camp, releases debut album ‘Tropicana’

July 21, 2019

Anchorage’s Jalen Terry just dropped his first album. He celebrated by dropping 18 points a game at a recent exposure camp in Las Vegas, where he performed well in front of dozens of international scouts looking to sign guys for European teams. The former Hardin-Simmons University player told me his player rating was among the… Read more »

Chalmers has 13 points in BIG3 loss with 3 Headed Monsters

July 14, 2019

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers racked up his second straight game with double figures for the 3 Headed Monsters in a 50-43 loss to Bivouac in the BIG3. The 6-foot-2 guard pumped in 13 points to finish second on the team in scoring during Week 4 action in Providence, Rhode Island. Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, hit… Read more »