Search Results for: Jim Young

Young named Impact rep for Alaska (Basketball)

Jim Young’s commitment to prepare Alaska high school basketball players for college stretches beyond his Dimond girls team and his Team 907 boys summer squad. And now his influence will extend beyond state lines. Young has signed on to be the Alaska representative for the prestigious Impact Basketball Academy and its nationally acclaimed prep school… Read more »

2016 PLAAY Summit

Positive Leadership for Active Alaska Youth  When: February 19, 12pm-5pm and February 20, 8am-5pm Where: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Consortium Office Building, Conference Rooms 1 & 2, 4000 Ambassador Drive, Anchorage, AK SPEAKERS Welcome Comments Matt Carle Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Director Matt Carle is the Alaska Native Program Director at Alyeska Pipeline Service Company.  A lifelong… Read more »

Hepa, Christy dazzle at Elite 125 [Basketball]

You probably haven’t heard of them yet, but two young Alaska basketball players, Kamaka Hepa of Barrow and Noah Christy of Anchorage, made their names known at the CrossRoads Elite 125 National Camp in Nashville. Camp director Adam Shoulders raved about their performances as they held their own against some of the nation’s top class… Read more »

Johnson heads to Highline CC [Basketball]

The plan was always to play college basketball, but when Xavier Johnson of Anchorage didn’t get any firm commitments he took matters into his own hands. He signed up with Alaska Exposure Senior Trip and toured NWAACC schools in Washington and Oregon, where the Alaska kids played open gym in front of coaches with hopes… Read more »

Mitchell signs with D2 power WWU [Basketball]

After two seasons in the NWAACC, Colby Mitchell of Chugiak is headed to the GNAC, where he will play for a Western Washington team that has established itself as the best NCAA D2 team on the West Coast. The 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward has signed his letter of intent and will have two seasons of eligibility…. Read more »

Alaskans get exposed to NWAACC [Basketball]

Alaska Exposure basketball program director Jim Young of Anchorage is on the road again with the state’s next generation of college basketball players. The 2013 Alaska Exposure Senior Trip features 15 senior boys from all over the state and will tour NWAACC schools in Washington and Oregon, visiting nine colleges in 10 days. “The daily… Read more »

‘Alaska Exposure’ hits the road (Basketball)

Jim Young is a teacher by trade but his passion is building a pipeline. Not for oil or natural gas, but for connecting Alaska high school basketball players with junior colleges in the Pacific Northwest. Young organized the ‘Alaska Exposure Senior Trip’ four years ago and last year the group struck it rich when eight… Read more »

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Bentz, Cogdell-Unrein headline Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019

Former Major League Baseball player Chad Bentz of Juneau and two-time Olympic bronze medal winning trap shooter Corey Cogdell-Unrein of Eagle River will headline the Class of 2019 inductions into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Bentz and Cogdell-Unrein were the lone selections from the people category and will be joined by the Alaska Run… Read more »