Posts Tagged: Basketball

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 »

Wilson instrumental in honoring hoops hereos White, Morgan

August 4, 2017

No matter how far he goes in the basketball world, no matter how many years go by, Louis Wilson of Anchorage will never lose sight of his hometown. He remembers the people that shaped his life, the ones that stuck by his side and the fresh faces that look his way for an assist. When… Read more »

Phenom Alaska to bring big names with NBA ties to town

August 1, 2017

Anchorage’s Maceo Melton believes basketball gave him a second chance in life. Hoops helped him get an education and see the world. Now he wants to use the game to connect with the next generation in his hometown. Melton, of Grace Christian High fame, has teamed with the national exposure camp Phenom America to form… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit having MVP-type season in Australia’s QBL

Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage is playing like the Most Valuable Player in the Queensland Basketball League. Even on the last-place team. The 6-foot-4 guard is the league’s third-leading scorer at 25 points a game and over the weekend flirted with triple-doubles in back-to-back losses with the Toowoomba Mountaineers. Abdul-Bassit, of East High fame, collected 28… Read more »

Hebard records international-high 21 points at World Cup

July 26, 2017

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks put on a shooting clinic for the Team USA U19 women’s basketball team at the FIBA World Cup in Italy. The 6-foot-4 forward made 7-of-10 field goals as the Americans rolled to a 104-46 victory over Puerto Rico in the Round of 16. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, finished with… Read more »

Griffin looks like a natural fit with Australian Opals at Asia Cup

July 24, 2017

She’s from Alaska, but Kelsey Griffin looks like she’s played with the Australia Opals forever. The naturalized Aussie citizen has nearly averaged a point per minute in her first two appearances with the national team at the FIBA Asia Open in India. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, debuted with a game-high 15 points in 18… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit finds other ways to contribute on off-night

July 21, 2017

His shot was off but that didn’t mean he turned off his game. Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit found other ways to help the Toowoomba Mountaineers during a lopsided loss during QBL play in Australia. The 6-foot-4 guard posted his first double-double in 14 games this season with 17 points and a season-high 12 rebounds to go… Read more »