Posts Tagged: Basketball

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 »

Chalmers set to return to NBA with Memphis after Achilles injury

July 20, 2017

After missing the entire NBA season with an Achilles injury, Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers is finally healthy and ready to return to the NBA. The 31-year-old Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductee has signed a one-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, the same team he was with when he injured his right Achilles tendon in March… Read more »

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 »