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Roberts scores first points as professional hoops player in Japan

It’s easy to assume the basket Japanese Basketball League rookie Eric Roberts of Eagle River scored in final moments of his team’s blowout victory was meaningless. Hardly. The basket was actually a testament to his persistence as it represented his first points as a professional player. The 23-year-old rookie reserve converted his only shot attempt… Read more »

Alaska men in hunt for hoop titles in NCAA, NIT, CBI

We’ve always had success in the NCAA Tournament, with Alaskans winning seven of eight potential title games. Maybe our good luck will rub off on today’s crop of Division I basketball talent. Five Alaska men are in the hunt for postseason titles this spring, most notably Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit or Oregon and Eagle River’s Eric… Read more »

Hooe, Norris headline 2017 Directors’ Awards recipients

Two fierce competitors setting new standards and two athletes dedicated to youth mentorship comprise the 2017 Directors’ Awards Class. The Directors’ Awards recipients will be honored at the annual Alaska Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reception on Thursday, April 27 at the Anchorage Museum. The 2017 winners: Pride of Alaska Award (female)-–For Consistent… Read more »

Lasher 20th Alaska D1 hoops player to reach 1,000 career points

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher has etched his name in the history books after the Houston Baptist University senior forward recorded his 1,000th career point. He is just the 20th Alaska basketball player to reach the marvelous milestone at the NCAA D1 level. The 6-foot-7 swingman also became the first Houston Baptist player to join the 1,000-point… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome nets 19, closing in on 1,000 career points

As the snow was falling outside of Boston University, Anchorage’s Damon Sherman-Newsome was making it rain inside the gymnasium. The Colgate University senior scored his team’s first seven points to open the second half and fuel a 76-69 victory that kept the Raiders in first place in the Patriot League. Sherman-Newsome finished with 19 points… Read more »