Posts Tagged: Basketball

From Australia to Albania, Abdul-Bassit to move pro leagues

August 27, 2017

There were probably times over the last few months when Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage thought he was on an island playing professional basketball in Australia. He finished his rookie season in the Queensland Basketball League as the second-leading scorer at 25 points a game, but he had no idea if his performance had an impact… Read more »

Pili impresses USC D-line coach with awesome athleticism

August 19, 2017

He is yet to play a football game at the University of Southern California, but Brandon Pili of Anchorage is already turning heads. With cartwheels. All joking aside, the 6-foot-4 defensive lineman is an awesome athlete, especially for a man his size. “He’s 340 pounds and he is pound for pound I think the best… Read more »

Perkins suits up for 13th pro season, this time in South Korea

August 18, 2017

Doron Perkins of Anchorage isn’t finished playing basketball. The 34-year-old signed up for his 13th professional season after agreeing to terms with the Goyang Orions of the Korean Basketball League. South Korea will be the 12th country where he has played pro ball, joining Iran, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, China, Germany, Belgium, Japan, Israel and… Read more »

Bailey goes with JC hoops power Pima, fresh off Elite 8 showing

August 16, 2017

Jeremiah Bailey of Fairbanks has big plans on the basketball court and so he picked a college coming off a big year. The 6-foot-6 all-state wing has committed to Arizona’s Pima Community College, which is coming off a 22-win season that saw them advance all the way to the Elite Eight in the NJCAA Division… Read more »

Harris headed to Greece, ends 5-year run in NBA G League

August 14, 2017

After playing the past five seasons in the NBA G League, Ramon Harris of Anchorage is taking his game overseas. The 29-year-old agreed to terms with Greek power Kolossos, which plays in the country’s top league and finished in the middle of the pack last season. The 6-foot-7 forward played last season for the Grand… Read more »

Being overlooked didn’t undermine Prayer’s hoops dream

August 10, 2017

Anchorage’s Lyndon Prayer is basketball’s ultimate late bloomer. He played JV as a junior and barely got off the bench as a senior, yet Prayer never lost hope that he could play at the next level. Even when others didn’t. Prayer, of West High fame, worked two jobs after he graduated in 2016 to help… Read more »

Gallaudet’s Ashmore awarded with NEAC Inspirational Award

August 7, 2017

Gallaudet University’s Lawjen Ashmore of Fairbanks has been recognized with a 2016-17 North Eastern Athletic Conference Inspirational Award. Born hard of hearing and growing up with English as a second language, she exhibited perseverance, dedication and independence. As a young girl in elementary and middle school, she did not use an interpreter and relied on… Read more »

Wilson instrumental in honoring hoops hereos White, Morgan

August 4, 2017

No matter how far he goes in the basketball world, no matter how many years go by, Louis Wilson of Anchorage will never lose sight of his hometown. He remembers the people that shaped his life, the ones that stuck by his side and the fresh faces that look his way for an assist. When… Read more »

Phenom Alaska to bring big names with NBA ties to town

August 1, 2017

Anchorage’s Maceo Melton believes basketball gave him a second chance in life. Hoops helped him get an education and see the world. Now he wants to use the game to connect with the next generation in his hometown. Melton, of Grace Christian High fame, has teamed with the national exposure camp Phenom America to form… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit having MVP-type season in Australia’s QBL

Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage is playing like the Most Valuable Player in the Queensland Basketball League. Even on the last-place team. The 6-foot-4 guard is the league’s third-leading scorer at 25 points a game and over the weekend flirted with triple-doubles in back-to-back losses with the Toowoomba Mountaineers. Abdul-Bassit, of East High fame, collected 28… Read more »