Posts Tagged: Basketball

Hepa named to Team USA U18 squad for FIBA Americas

June 6, 2018

Before heading off to school at the University of Texas, Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik will intern this summer with USA Basketball. The 6-foot-9 forward has been named the men’s U18 national team that will represent the red, white and blue at next week’s FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Ontario, Canada. Hepa, of Barrow High fame,… Read more »

Hebard part of gold-medal fav at 3×3 World Cup in Philippines

June 4, 2018

The Ruthy Hebard Show is going international. The NCAA record holder and All-Pac-12 basketball star from Fairbanks has played to rave reviews with the University of Oregon. Now the three-time Alaska Gatorade State Player of the Year will represent the Team USA at this week’s FIBA 3×3 World Cup in Manila, Philippines. Hebard, of West… Read more »

From 33 to 18, Hepa survives first cut for Team USA U18 team

June 3, 2018

Texas Longhorns signee Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik inched one step closer to representing Team USA at the FIBA Americans U18 Championship in Canada. A 33-player pool of the country’s finest high school seniors were called into training camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hepa, of Barrow High fame, is now among 18 finalists in a selection… Read more »

Lasher’s 23.1 scoring average leads Australian SBL pro team

May 24, 2018

A year after losing in the league semifinals, the Geraldton Buccaneers upgraded with 6-foot-7 forward Colter Lasher of Anchorage. The investment has paid off as the Alaskan leads the team in scoring at 23.1 points per game as well as leading the Buccs to a third-place showing at the midway point of the season in… Read more »

Hebard wins gold at USA Basketball 3×3 national tournament

April 24, 2018

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks collected some more hardware as she joined forces with University of Oregon teammates to win the USA Basketball women’s 3-on-3 national championship game. This is the third major medal as a member of USA Basketball for the 6-foot-4 All-Pac-12 forward, who also won gold with the U18 team at the FIBA… Read more »

Harris plays to win in Greece, even if his team isn’t winning

April 18, 2018

His team in Greece has lost seven straight games, yet Anchorage’s Ramon Harris continues to play a winning brand of basketball. The 6-foot-7 forward pumped in 17 points to reach double figures for the fourth straight game as Kolossos dropped an 87-63 decision to Panathinaikos in the country’s top division. The former University of Kentucky… Read more »

Griffin scores 16 to help Opals seize Commonwealth Games gold

April 14, 2018

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River seized her first major international medal with Australia’s women’s national team. The 6-foot-2 forward pumped in a game-high 16 points and flirted with a double-double as the Aussies beat England 99-55 in the gold-medal game of the Commonwealth Games down under. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, pulled down eight rebounds,… Read more »

Incredible shooting lifts Lasher to SBL honors in Australia

April 10, 2018

Out-of-this-world shooting propelled Anchorage’s Colter Lasher to a league honor all the way across the world. The 6-foot-7 forward used 77-percent shooting and a 30-point scoring average to lead the Geraldton Buccs to a 2-0 showing and snag player-of-the-week honors in the State Basketball League in Australia. The former Houston Baptist University star made 26-of-34… Read more »

Harris notches second double-double in five games in Greece

April 8, 2018

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris notched his second double-double in the last five games for Kolossos in Greece’s first division. The 6-foot-7 former University of Kentucky standout pumped in 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 79-77 loss to G. Larissa-Faros in a battle of middle-of-the-pack teams. Best of all for Harris, he knocked down 4-for-5… Read more »

Griffin victorious in return to court at Commonwealth Games

April 6, 2018

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin returned to the court in style, helping the Australia women’s national team steamroll the Republic of Mozambique 113-53 in the opening round of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games down under. The 6-foot-2 veteran forward had been sidelined for the last few months as she recovered from hip surgery, so her return… Read more »