Posts Tagged: Basketball

As one door shuts, another opens in New Mexico for Fromm

July 26, 2018

Fresh off a fabulous freshman season at Western Wyoming Community College, Nathan Fromm of Anchorage was headed to the University of Albany. His dream of playing NCAA D1 basketball was going to become a reality. Then he was ruled ineligible to transfer. Then the coach at his old school quit. For a moment, his world… Read more »

Lasher flirts with triple-double with 16-9-8 line in Australia

July 21, 2018

Geraldton Bucs rookie Colter Lasher of Anchorage played the closest thing to a perfect game for his pro team down under. The 6-foot-7 forward flirted with a triple-double and made almost all of his field goals in a 110-78 victory over the South West Slammers to help his first-place team inch closer to a regular-season… Read more »

Boozer grabs 16 rebounds, highest single-game total in BIG3

July 17, 2018

Juneau’s Carlos Boozer had the best rebounding performance of the season in the BIG3 pro basketball summer tour. The 6-foot-9 former NBA all-star and Duke University All-American with the Ghose Ballers grabbed a league-best 16 boards in a 50-45 loss to Power in Week 4, the halfway point of the regular season. Eight times this… Read more »

Lasher playing like an all-star in Australia, team leads league

July 11, 2018

Colter Lasher of Anchorage notched his seventh game of the season with a player ranking of 25 or better in the State Basketball League in Australia. No surprise the Geraldton Bucs are undefeated when that happens. The 6-foot-7 rookie has put together an all-star campaign for Geraldton, which has posted four straight wins to surge… Read more »

One and done: Panoam signs with North Dakota after year at JC

July 10, 2018

If personal relationships drive college recruiting, then the camaraderie Anchorage’s Bentiu Panoam built with the coaches at the University of North Dakota basically chauffeured him to the NCAA D1 school. They didn’t charm him as much as show love, loyalty and trust. “North Dakota kept it real with me,” Panoam told me. “I talked to… Read more »

Boozer plays big in BIG3, among leaders in rebounds, points

July 8, 2018

He might be older, but Juneau’s Carlos Boozer is still a beast in the post. The 6-foot-9 forward collected his second double-double in his third game with the Ghost Ballers of the BIG3 pro basketball summer tour. The 13-year NBA veteran scored a team-high 17 points on a game-high eight field goals to go with… Read more »

Boozer drops double-double in BIG3 loss, team falls to 0-2

July 1, 2018

Just because Carlos Boozer of Juneau has retired from the NBA doesn’t mean he is finished playing basketball. The 36-year-old is hooping in the BIG3 – a 3-on-3 pro basketball summer tour founded in 2017 by Ice Cube featuring former NBA players. The 6-foot-9 Alaskan last played in the NBA during the 2014-15 season for… Read more »

Lasher keeps Australian pro team in striking distance of lead

June 26, 2018

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher scored 22 points to lead Geraldton to a 96-88 win over East Perth and complete the season sweep in Australia’s State Basketball League. The rookie forward improved his player ranking five points from his first game of the series, thanks to in part to a season-high six steals. Lasher, of Dimond High… Read more »

Williams named Portuguese All-Star, Defensive Player of the Year

June 25, 2018

Travante Williams of Anchorage was an absolute game changer in his first season in the Portuguese League. A reliable scorer and relentless defender, the 6-foot-6 forward helped Oliveirense run the table in the playoffs en route to winning the league title. The league crown was just one of the many honors in this Alaskan’s superb… Read more »

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 »