Posts Tagged: Basketball

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-4 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 »

Lasher’s prolific play has Australia pro team in title talk

June 18, 2018

Colter Lasher of Anchorage is doing everything he can to keep the Geraldton Buccaneers in the championship conversation in Australia’s State Basketball League. The rookie forward leads the team in scoring and rebounding as it sits No. 2 in the league at 14-3, one game out of first place, with five games left before the… Read more »

Oleson eclipses milestone, earns bronze in Champions League

June 17, 2018

Brad Oleson of North Pole wrapped up his 14th professional basketball season by doing something he’s never done. The veteran guard captured his first medal in the Champions League after he helped his new Spanish club UCAM Murcia beat German power Riesen Ludwigsburgo 85-74 in the third-place game in Athens, Greece. The 6-foot-3 guard started… Read more »

Hepa leads Team USA in offensive boards at Americas U18

June 14, 2018

Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik enjoyed his most productive game for the Team USA U18 men’s national team at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Ontario, Canada. The 6-foot-9 forward bagged eight points, six rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot as the Americans ran away with a 132-55 blowout win over Ecuador in the quarterfinals…. Read more »

Hepa chips in Team USA rout at Americas U18 Championship

June 11, 2018

Coming off the bench isn’t normal for Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik, but then again, the Team USA men’s U18 team isn’t a normal squad. The team of rising stars showcased their next-level talent with a resounding 105-73 win over the Dominican Republic in the first game of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Ontario, Canada…. Read more »

Hebard, Team USA improve to 4-0 at 3-on-3 World Cup in Manila

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks and the rest of the Team USA women’s team picked up two more victories in the prelims to improve to 4-0 and advance to the medal round at the FIBA 3×3 World Cup in Manila, Philippines. Hebard has scored 22 of her team’s 85 points as the Americans have racked up… Read more »