Posts Tagged: Basketball

Injuries slow but can’t stop Abdul-Bassit’s success in Mexico

April 17, 2019

Nagging injuries can’t keep Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit off the basketball court. The 26-year-old with the Tijuana Zonkeys of Mexico is currently playing through lingering wrist and hamstring pain. It’ll take more than that to keep him out. Abdul-Bassit, of West High fame, is averaging 7.3 points in 22.3 minutes per game in 10 appearances. The… Read more »

Hale averages double figures in German B finals, but team loses

April 9, 2019

DaJonee Hale of Anchorage made in rain in the German B League finals. The 5-foot-8 rookie guard averaged double figures in every game of the best-of-3 series and shot 63% from 3-point range. Bamberg lost 93-73 in Game 3 of the finals. Hale, of Houston High fame, averaged 13.3 points and made 10-of-16 3s in… Read more »

Chalmers helps Italian team reach Champions League final four

April 4, 2019

He’s been a winner his entire basketball career, so it makes sense that Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers would enjoy instant success in Europe. After all, that’s why Virtus Bologna brought him to Italy. The Alaska Sports Hall of Famer’s presence, poise and playmaker skills continue to make a difference on the court as he helped Bologna… Read more »

Langdon named G League’s top exec; interviews for Pelicans GM

March 31, 2019

From the backcourt to the front office, Trajan Langdon of Anchorage continues to make all the right moves on the basketball court. Except rather than pulling up for jumpers like he used to do, the former NBA player is pulling the strings of the NBA G League’s Long Island Nets. The 42-year-old general manager put… Read more »

Hebard helps Oregon Ducks reach Elite 8 for third straight year

March 30, 2019

The Oregon Ducks may not have been at their best, but Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks was. The All-Pac-12 forward collected her sixth career double-double in 11 NCAA Tournament games, this time going for 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Ducks to a 63-53 victory over South Dakota State in the Sweet 16 matchup… Read more »

Bookert matches season high with 7 assists in NBA G-League

March 27, 2019

Devon Bookert of Anchorage is adjusting on the fly to life in the NBA G-League. One night you’re a hero, and the next night you might play zero minutes. Such is life in a development league. Bookert is back in the starting lineup for the Austin Spurs, and the extended minutes have given the rookie… Read more »

Williams has become synonymous with winning in Portugal

March 26, 2019

Anchorage’s Travante Williams scored double figures, made a difference on defense and helped Oliveirense post another comfortable victory in Portugal. In other words, just another day at the office. The defending champions in the Portuguese League began their playoff push with an 87-62 win over fourth-place Ovarense, thanks to a typical excellent effort by the… Read more »

Hebard performs well under bright lights of NCAA Tournament

March 23, 2019

Under the bright lights of the NCAA Tournament, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks comes alive. All shine, no shade. The 6-foot-4 All-Pac-12 forward with the University of Oregon has recorded five double-doubles in nine tournament games while helping the Ducks post a 7-2 record. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, scored 22 points and grabbed 11… Read more »

Burgess leads Wenatchee to NWAC title, named tournament MVP

March 19, 2019

Eagle River’s Ashlynn Burgess delivered a do-everything performance for Wenatchee Valley to lead the Knights past Umpqua 74-70 in the NWAC women’s basketball championship game in Everett, Washington. The 5-foot-10 sophomore amassed 16 points, five rebounds, four steals, two blocked shots and one assist. She was named tournament MVP. Burgess, of Chugiak High fame, finished… Read more »

Chalmers helps Italian team reach Champions League quarters

March 15, 2019

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers has been a winner at ever level of basketball, so it makes sense that he would enjoy instant success in Europe. The two-time NBA champion recently signed with Italy’s Segafredo Virtus Bologna and this week helped the team reach the Champions League quarterfinals. Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, came off the bench… Read more »