Posts Tagged: Basketball

Hepa leads Portland Basketball Club U17 to historic EYBL win

May 13, 2017

You can tell Barrow’s Kamaka Hepa is special because he keeps helping teams do big things for the first time. The Barrow Whalers had never won an Alaska Class 3A state title before he arrived. The Jefferson Democrats had never won an Oregon Class 6A state championship until he got there. And the Portland Basketball… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit pumps in career-high 34 points in Australia

May 7, 2017

His jumper was so wet, Jalil Abdul-Bassit made it rain in Australia. The 24-year-old guard from Anchorage drained eight 3-pointers and collected a career-high 34 points as Toowoomba beat Logan T. 88-71 in the QBL. Abdul-Bassit, of East High fame, finished 12-of-24 overall and added six rebounds in 38 minutes. This was his second game… Read more »

Williams named forward of the year in country of Georgia

April 26, 2017

It took Travante Williams half the season to prove he’s all that. The rookie from Anchorage highlighted the All-Georgian A League selections despite playing in only eight of his team’s 15 games. The 6-foot-4 scoring machine averaged 32 points for Tskaltubo and was named Forward of the Year, Import of the Year and First… Read more »

Eager to take the next step, Italian pro team turns to Bell-Holter

April 24, 2017

After taking small steps of improvement in the last few seasons, Italy’s Moncada Solar Agrigento turned to Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter to take the next step. The 6-foot-9 first-year forward helped the team earn a franchise-best fourth-place finish in West division and snag a berth to the Serie B playoffs. Agrigento [17-13] will face F. Konatatto… Read more »

Have jump shot, Perkins will travel the globe for love of the game

April 23, 2017

When Doron Perkins of Anchorage started playing professional basketball overseas a dozen years ago, he took his passport. But not a linguist. Maybe he should have because over the years the 33-year-old has traveled the globe. The all-star guard has played in 11 countries after joining Naft Abadan in Iran’s Superleague this season. Like always,… Read more »

Hebard’s big year earns her invite to U19 Team USA tryouts

April 8, 2017

In the last year since she graduated high school, Fairbanks basketball star Ruthy Hebard has won a gold medal with the U18 national team, earned a starting role with the Oregon Ducks, made all-league in the Pac-12 and helped her program make history. Is that all? Nope. Now she’s earned an invitation to try out… Read more »

Chmiel part of South Carolina coaching staff in NCAA title game

April 2, 2017

He won’t take the court tonight, but Palmer’s Fred Chmiel could play a factor in tonight’s NCAA women’s basketball national championship game. For starters, he’s one of the South Carolina assistant coaches. But maybe more importantly he’s from Alaska, and the 907 connection has proven to be extremely successful by going 7-1 in the NCAA… Read more »

Harris hits 4th buzzer beater since 2014 in NBA D-League

March 26, 2017

There’s been a lot of talk this year about former Kentucky Wildcats hitting game-winning buzzer beaters in the NBA. Former Wildcat Ramon Harris of Anchorage has been doing that in the NBA D-League since 2014. The 6-foot-7 sharpshooter hit the second game-winning buzzer beater of the season with the Grand Rapids Drive and the fourth… Read more »

Hebard powers Oregon into first-ever Elite Eight; UConn next up

March 25, 2017

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks collected two rebounds, two free throws and a steal in the final two minutes to help the No. 10 Oregon Ducks beat No. 3 seed Maryland 77-63 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The 6-foot-4 starting forward finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals… Read more »

Clarke University to provide Drammeh with win-win opportunity

March 23, 2017

Pindo Drammeh of Anchorage participated in last year’s Nor Cal Fall Showcase in San Francisco hoping to catch the attention of a coach from a four-year university. It worked. The Sierra College sophomore piqued the interest of Clarke University, a NAIA school in Dubuque, Iowa, and now he’s headed there. Drammeh, of Service High fame,… Read more »