Posts Tagged: Basketball

Hook ’em Horns: Hepa commits to Texas, cites trust in coaches

November 3, 2017

When most people think of Texas they think of football, but a tall teen from the Arctic Slope hopes to change that perception. Four-star national recruit Kamaka Hepa of Barrow has committed to the University of Texas with hopes of getting the Big 12 team back to prominence under coach Shaka Smart. The 6-foot-9 forward… Read more »

Klie holds off on grad school, signs w/ Niagara of Canada’s NBL

October 25, 2017

Graduate school will have to wait for Anchorage’s Adam Klie. Even though he likely would make more money with his degree in bioengineering, the former UC San Diego All-American has opted to pursue a childhood dream of being a professional basketball player. The 6-foot-4 guard signed a free-agent contract with the Niagara River Lions of… Read more »

Griffin 1 of just 3 players in Australia to average double-double

October 22, 2017

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin is playing some of the best basketball of her career, yet the Bendigo Spirit don’t have much to show for it. The 30-year-old is averaging 19.5 points and 10 rebounds per game – one of just three players in Australia’s WNBL to average a double-double on the season. The only problem… Read more »

Williams added to starting lineup to unbeaten team in Portugal

October 18, 2017

Now in Portugal, Travante Williams of Anchorage started the season on the bench in part because the team probably didn’t know much about him. They know now. Oliveirense added the 6-foot-3 guard to the starting lineup and the Alaskan paid immediate dividends in a 93-78 win over FC Porto. Williams, of Mt. Edgecumbe fame, scored… Read more »

Like sister, like brother; Effenberger draws inspiration from fam

September 27, 2017

Even though Ketchikan’s Griffin Effenberger is quite a bit younger than his sister Laci, the game of basketball has kept them close. Laci was a true hardwood hero, a persistent player who overcame seven knee surgeries to become a scoring sensation at Clackamas CC and NCAA D1 starter at Cal State East Bay. Now 25,… Read more »

Iconic sportsman, Hall of Fame player Didrickson passes away

September 25, 2017

Hoops star Herb Didrickson of Sitka felt like he could touch the sky when he was on the basketball court. He touched many lives as well. Didrickson, a multi-sport athlete with professional potential whose career stretched six decades from the 1940s to the 1990s, inspired generations of Alaskans during one of the most decorated lives… Read more »

Curro bags assist one day, goal the next for Pacific Boxers

September 20, 2017

It took him a few weeks to get his footing, but now freshman James Curro has kicked it into high gear for the Pacific University men’s soccer team. The freshman forward netted points in back-to-back games to help the Boxers post consecutive wins for the first time this season. Curro, of Dimond High fame, collected… Read more »

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 »