Posts Tagged: Basketball

Former West High star guard Doutrive commits to Utah Utes

September 19, 2017

The college basketball season hasn’t even started yet, but the University of Utah already got a steal with landing Devante Doutrive of Anchorage. The 6-foot-5 guard committed to Utah over other offers from Gonzaga, UTEP, Arizona State and Oregon. He is one of the very last elite players from the Class of 2017 to decide… Read more »

After earning Asia Cup MVP honors, Griffin set up for big year

September 7, 2017

After missing Australia’s WNBL playoffs in each of the last two seasons, the Bendigo Spirit are eager to get back to their championship ways of 2013 and 2014. Feeding the ball to Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin would be a good start. The 6-foot-2 forward is coming off a huge summer performance at the FIBA Asia… Read more »

Oleson leaves Barcelona but stays in Spain with UCAM Murcia

September 1, 2017

Brad Oleson of North Pole is on the move in the Spanish basketball premier league. The veteran 6-foot-3 guard has left perennial power Barcelona and signed a two-year deal with Club Baloncesto Murcia, otherwise known as UCAM Murcia. Even at 34, Oleson is still considered one of the best shooters in the league. With Barcelona,… Read more »

From Australia to Albania, Abdul-Bassit to move pro leagues

August 27, 2017

There were probably times over the last few months when Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage thought he was on an island playing professional basketball in Australia. He finished his rookie season in the Queensland Basketball League as the second-leading scorer at 25 points a game, but he had no idea if his performance had an impact… Read more »

Pili impresses USC D-line coach with awesome athleticism

August 19, 2017

He is yet to play a football game at the University of Southern California, but Brandon Pili of Anchorage is already turning heads. With cartwheels. All joking aside, the 6-foot-4 defensive lineman is an awesome athlete, especially for a man his size. “He’s 340 pounds and he is pound for pound I think the best… Read more »

Perkins suits up for 13th pro season, this time in South Korea

August 18, 2017

Doron Perkins of Anchorage isn’t finished playing basketball. The 34-year-old signed up for his 13th professional season after agreeing to terms with the Goyang Orions of the Korean Basketball League. South Korea will be the 12th country where he has played pro ball, joining Iran, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, China, Germany, Belgium, Japan, Israel and… Read more »

Bailey goes with JC hoops power Pima, fresh off Elite 8 showing

August 16, 2017

Jeremiah Bailey of Fairbanks has big plans on the basketball court and so he picked a college coming off a big year. The 6-foot-6 all-state wing has committed to Arizona’s Pima Community College, which is coming off a 22-win season that saw them advance all the way to the Elite Eight in the NJCAA Division… Read more »

Harris headed to Greece, ends 5-year run in NBA G League

August 14, 2017

After playing the past five seasons in the NBA G League, Ramon Harris of Anchorage is taking his game overseas. The 29-year-old agreed to terms with Greek power Kolossos, which plays in the country’s top league and finished in the middle of the pack last season. The 6-foot-7 forward played last season for the Grand… Read more »

Being overlooked didn’t undermine Prayer’s hoops dream

August 10, 2017

Anchorage’s Lyndon Prayer is basketball’s ultimate late bloomer. He played JV as a junior and barely got off the bench as a senior, yet Prayer never lost hope that he could play at the next level. Even when others didn’t. Prayer, of West High fame, worked two jobs after he graduated in 2016 to help… Read more »

Gallaudet’s Ashmore awarded with NEAC Inspirational Award

August 7, 2017

Gallaudet University’s Lawjen Ashmore of Fairbanks has been recognized with a 2016-17 North Eastern Athletic Conference Inspirational Award. Born hard of hearing and growing up with English as a second language, she exhibited perseverance, dedication and independence. As a young girl in elementary and middle school, she did not use an interpreter and relied on… Read more »