Posts Tagged: Basketball

Perkins, Naft Abadan fall in Iranian Super League finals

May 29, 2017

Doron Perkins of Anchorage produced a strong all-around game for Naft Abadan but it wasn’t enough to prevent a season-ending defeat. Regular-season champion Petrochimi beat Naft Abadan 87-73 in Game 3 to complete the sweep in the Iranian basketball Super League finals. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, contributed 12 points, seven assists, four rebounds and… Read more »

Doutrive finds niche on crowded EYBL team Cal Supreme Elite

May 26, 2017

He might come off the bench for the EYBL’s U17 Cal Supreme Elite, but Devonaire Doutrive of Anchorage has managed to stay relevant. The 6-foot-5 guard is averaging 9.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 12 games this spring against some of the nation’s premier high school players. “I’ve never played with so much… Read more »

Hebard believes her best is yet to come at USAWU19 tryouts

May 20, 2017

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks believes her best basketball is still to come at the USA Basketball’s U19 women’s team trials. Rather than rest of her laurels, look for the 6-foot-4 forward to go all out on Sunday, the final day of the junior national team tryout in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “I think I have a… Read more »

Griffin re-signs with Bendigo to play sixth season down under

May 18, 2017

She’s been the team’s centerpiece for the past five years, so it only makes sense for the Bendigo Spirit to bring back Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin. The 29-year-old all-star signed a one-year deal with the Australian women’s professional basketball team that she led to WNBL championships in 2013 and 2014. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame,… Read more »

Thompson earns all-conference, all-defensive honors in Germany

May 16, 2017

Anchorage’s Travis Thompson isn’t just a shooter. He’s got a little grind to his game too. The 6-foot-1 guard was named second-team all-conference and first-team all-defense for the Fraport Skyliners of Frankfurt, Germany. Thompson, of Dimond High fame, led his team in scoring at 19.2 points in 17 games. He added 4.2 rebounds and 3.1… Read more »

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 »