Alaska pro basketball players scoring big in international leagues
All around the world, Alaska professional basketball players are more than holding their own.
Here is a quick update from action over the weekend:
In 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.
In 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.
In 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.
In 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.