Posts Tagged: Basketball

Griffin part of Opals team headed to China for World Cup tuneup

June 20, 2018

Before heading off to the World Cup in September, Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin and the Australia Opals will make a stop in China for a four-nation tournament. The 6-foot-2 forward will lead the world’s fourth-ranked team in action against No. 8 Serbia, No. 10 China and No. 15 Argentina starting July 9 as a tuneup… Read more »

Lasher’s prolific play has Australia pro team in title talk

June 18, 2018

Colter Lasher of Anchorage is doing everything he can to keep the Geraldton Buccaneers in the championship conversation in Australia’s State Basketball League. The rookie forward leads the team in scoring and rebounding as it sits No. 2 in the league at 14-3, one game out of first place, with five games left before the… Read more »

Oleson eclipses milestone, earns bronze in Champions League

June 17, 2018

Brad Oleson of North Pole wrapped up his 14th professional basketball season by doing something he’s never done. The veteran guard captured his first medal in the Champions League after he helped his new Spanish club UCAM Murcia beat German power Riesen Ludwigsburgo 85-74 in the third-place game in Athens, Greece. The 6-foot-3 guard started… Read more »

Hepa leads Team USA in offensive boards at Americas U18

June 14, 2018

Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik enjoyed his most productive game for the Team USA U18 men’s national team at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Ontario, Canada. The 6-foot-9 forward bagged eight points, six rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot as the Americans ran away with a 132-55 blowout win over Ecuador in the quarterfinals…. Read more »

Hepa chips in Team USA rout at Americas U18 Championship

June 11, 2018

Coming off the bench isn’t normal for Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik, but then again, the Team USA men’s U18 team isn’t a normal squad. The team of rising stars showcased their next-level talent with a resounding 105-73 win over the Dominican Republic in the first game of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Ontario, Canada…. Read more »

Hebard, Team USA improve to 4-0 at 3-on-3 World Cup in Manila

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks and the rest of the Team USA women’s team picked up two more victories in the prelims to improve to 4-0 and advance to the medal round at the FIBA 3×3 World Cup in Manila, Philippines. Hebard has scored 22 of her team’s 85 points as the Americans have racked up… Read more »

Hepa named to Team USA U18 squad for FIBA Americas

June 6, 2018

Before heading off to school at the University of Texas, Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik will intern this summer with USA Basketball. The 6-foot-9 forward has been named the men’s U18 national team that will represent the red, white and blue at next week’s FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Ontario, Canada. Hepa, of Barrow High fame,… Read more »

Hebard part of gold-medal fav at 3×3 World Cup in Philippines

June 4, 2018

The Ruthy Hebard Show is going international. The NCAA record holder and All-Pac-12 basketball star from Fairbanks has played to rave reviews with the University of Oregon. Now the three-time Alaska Gatorade State Player of the Year will represent the Team USA at this week’s FIBA 3×3 World Cup in Manila, Philippines. Hebard, of West… Read more »

From 33 to 18, Hepa survives first cut for Team USA U18 team

June 3, 2018

Texas Longhorns signee Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik inched one step closer to representing Team USA at the FIBA Americans U18 Championship in Canada. A 33-player pool of the country’s finest high school seniors were called into training camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hepa, of Barrow High fame, is now among 18 finalists in a selection… Read more »

Lasher’s 23.1 scoring average leads Australian SBL pro team

May 24, 2018

A year after losing in the league semifinals, the Geraldton Buccaneers upgraded with 6-foot-7 forward Colter Lasher of Anchorage. The investment has paid off as the Alaskan leads the team in scoring at 23.1 points per game as well as leading the Buccs to a third-place showing at the midway point of the season in… Read more »