Posts Tagged: Basketball

After big year at East, Huckabay moves on to play at Life Pacific

July 18, 2017

Trey Huckabay of Anchorage wanted to go to college with his buddies, but rather than follow his heart he followed a different path that led him to Life Pacific College. The Class 4A all-state basketball player recommitted to the NAIA school in San Dimas, California, after originally signing with Southwestern Oregon Community College in May… Read more »

After break, Swinton to give hoops another shot at Oregon Tech

July 10, 2017

After spending the last year away from the game, Kayley Swinton of Haines is giving basketball another shot. The 5-foot-11 forward has signed with Oregon Institute of Technology, which was convenient because was already enrolled at the NAIA school and just completed her freshman year. Swinton was discovered during an open gym – like literally,… Read more »

After recharging her batteries, Hebard ready to tackle the world

July 9, 2017

No matter how Hollywood her life gets, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks remains grounded because of how she was raised. She works hard, stays positive and never assumes that just because she had success on the basketball court yesterday it’s destined to happen again. So, she keeps grinding like it never happened. “All this is making… Read more »

Griffin to make Opals debut with Australia in FIBA Asia Cup

July 7, 2017

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin will get her first taste of action with the Australian Opals later this month at the Asia Cup in India. The 30-year-old basketball star recently wrapped up her first training camp with the Australian national team as the Opals prepare to compete in the Asian Zone. They will face South Korea,… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit has second 40-point game in Australia’s QBL

July 1, 2017

The strategy for the Toowoomba Mountaineers is simple: Get the ball to Jalil Abdul-Bassit. The 6-foot-4 guard from Anchorage is a scoring machine and a real bright spot on the last-place team in the Queensland Basketball League in Australia. Abdul-Bassit, of East High fame, pumped in a career-high 43 points for his second 40-point performance… Read more »

UC San Diego’s Klie named CCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year

June 18, 2017

Anchorage’s Adam Klie wrapped up his time at the University of California San Diego in grand fashion. This month saw the men’s basketball standout earn his degree in Bioengineering as well as earn the California Collegiate Athletic Association Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. This past season saw the 6-foot-4 guard collect a slew of… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit nets career-high 41 points, six 3s in Australia

June 12, 2017

Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit made it rain down under. The 6-foot-4 guard nailed a half dozen 3-pointers en route to pumping in a career-high 41 points for Toowoomba in a 105-90 loss to Townsville in Australia’s QBL. He finished 13-for-28 from the floor and added 9-of-13 free throws to tally his game-high total. Abdul-Bassit, of East… Read more »

Scammon Bay hoops star Charlie signs with Skagit Valley

June 7, 2017

The catalyst for the Scammon Bay girls basketball team’s perfect season, Kiah Charlie seemed to be a woman among girls. Next season she’ll test herself against woman at the college level. The 5-foot-4 Alaska Class 1A player of the year has signed with Skagit Valley College of Mt. Vernon, Washington. Charlie is a do-everything playmaker… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit 2nd in Australia’s QBL in scoring at 24 per game

June 6, 2017

When Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit signed with Toowoomba of the Queensland Basketball League in Australia, the team’s coach said he couldn’t remember a time when the franchise signed a player of his caliber. Stout expectations, but the 6-foot-4 Alaskan has delivered the goods. Abdul-Bassit, of East High fame, ranks second in the QBL in scoring at… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit leads Toowoomba with 26 points down under

May 29, 2017

His jumper wasn’t wet, so Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage turned his game into overdrive. The 6-foot-4 guard used 10-of-11 free-throw shooting to propel him to a 26-point effort for Toowoomba in a 104-79 loss in Australia’s QBL. Abdul-Bassit, of East High fame, finished 8-for-21 from the field, including an uncharacteristically offnight from 3-point land [2/8]…. Read more »