Posts Tagged: Basketball

Huffman sees to it that Tar Heels win big behind 20/20 effort

August 20, 2018

We see you, Brandon Huffman. The University of North Carolina sophomore from Anchorage delivered a 20/20 performance in a 130-45 exhibition win over the StarSports Basketball Club in Nassau, Bahamas. Huffman, of West High fame, pumped in 16 of his 20 points in the second half to go with his 20 rebounds. The 6-foot-10 forward… Read more »

DePriest gives back before looking ahead to EWU transfer

August 16, 2018

Before she heads off to a new college women’s basketball team, Leya DePriest of Palmer traveled to Africa with her family. The trip was more than just a vacation as they did some volunteer work. “Africa was very fun, and quiet an experience,” she told me. “I went with my family and helped in an… Read more »

Bailey follows brother’s footsteps to West Coast Conference

August 14, 2018

Jeremiah Bailey of Fairbanks grew up idolizing his older brother and dreamed of one day following in his footsteps. He won’t play at the same college, but he will play in the same conference. Bailey, 19, signed with the University of the Pacific and will play in the West Coast Conference. His brother, Kyle, was… Read more »

Still got it: Boozer remains one of the game’s top post players

August 12, 2018

For the last 20 years, Juneau’s Carlos Boozer has proved over and over to be one of the game’s greatest post players of his generation. The 6-foot-9 power forward was an all-star in high school, college and the NBA – and now the BIG3, too. The 36-year-old with the Ghost Ballers finished his rookie season… Read more »

Lamebull-Ingram caps busy summer with King of the Court title

August 8, 2018

Anchorage teen Kayden Lamebull-Ingram earned several awesome accolades at the Elite Basketball Circuit Jr. All-American Camp in Los Angeles, California. The 5-foot-6 guard won the Class of 2023 King of the Court 1-on-1 competition out of 150 kids in the seventh-grade division. He is about to begin eighth grade. Lamebull-Ingram was also named a top… Read more »

Hebard to have homecoming in Fairbanks when Ducks pay visit

August 7, 2018

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks will receive star treatment when the University of Oregon women’s basketball team opens the season. That’s because the first game will be in her hometown. The Ducks will open the season Nov. 6 against the University of Alaska Fairbanks in a rare matchup between the Pac-12 and GNAC. Hebard, of West… Read more »

After all-star college career, Hale signs pro contract in Germany

August 5, 2018

Looking to get back to the league finals, Germany’s Brose Bamberg signed gamechanger DaJonee Hale of Anchorage. The 5-foot-8 playmaker from Central Methodist University is coming off a historic senior season in which she was named NAIA National Player of the Year, led the nation in scoring at 28.8 points per game and spearheaded the… Read more »

Lasher plays well but top-seed team drops Game 1 in playoffs

August 4, 2018

Colter Lasher’s first pro playoff game didn’t exactly go as scripted. The Geraldton Bucs rookie from Anchorage saw his No. 1 seeded team go down in an 89-76 loss to the No. 8 seeded Rockingham Flames in Game 1 of their quarterfinal playoff series in Australia’s State Basketball League. The 6-foot-7 former Houston Baptist University… Read more »

Griffin to miss camp but expected to be ready for World Cup

August 1, 2018

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin is in a race against the clock. The 31-year-old Australian Opals national team member is hopeful a hamstring injury does not prevent her from competing in next month’s FIBA World Cup in Spain. She is expected to be out of action for at least the next six weeks and will miss… Read more »

Boozer helps Ghost Ballers win first game this summer in BIG3

July 28, 2018

It wasn’t just the first victory of the season for the Ghost Ballers, it was the first time BIG3 rookie Carlos Boozer of Juneau tasted victory in the second-year league. The 36-year-old former NBA All-Star scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a 50-41 victory over Trilogy in Toronto, Ontario. Boozer, of Juneau-Douglas High… Read more »