Alaska pro basketball players scoring big in international leagues

November 19, 2013

All around the world, Alaska professional basketball players are more than holding their own.

Here is a quick update from action over the weekend:

Alysa Horn BasketballIn Germany, Kodiak’s Alysa Horn of Viernheim scored 23 points and collected seven rebounds and four assists in a 79-71 loss. She has averaged 18.4 points and 8.4 rebounds in eight games. She has had 20 or more points four times with a season high of 26.

Kelsey Griffin BasketballIn Australia, Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin of Bendigo had 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting in an 89-59 victory. She is averaging 12.5 points and 8.4 rebounds in eight games. She has scored double figures seven times and had double digit rebound totals twice, including a career-high 20.

Andrew Laws BasketballIn Brazil, Anchorage’s Andre Laws of Sao Jose pumped in 20 points and handed off six assists in a 79-73 win. Laws leads the league in assists at 6.0 after two games. He is averaging 14.0 points.

Doron Perkins BasketballIn Turkey, Anchorage’s Doron Perkins of Besiktas scored five points and added four assists in just 15 minutes in an 85-83 loss. He is averaging 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists in a half dozen games. He is shooting 66 percent from the floor. He has been over 20 points three times, including a season high 25.

Brad Oleson BasketballIn Spain, North Pole’s Brad Oleson of Barcelona will miss the next six weeks with a stress fracture of the fibula in his left leg. He was diagnosed with the injury a month ago but played both games of last weekend’s Spanish Supercup, averaging 22 minutes and 9.0 points.