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Oleson returns after long layoff (Basketball)

Months after injuring his ankle and weeks after injuring it again, Alaskan Brad Oleson finally made it back onto the court today. He played only 11 minutes and scored just two points for his Spanish pro team Caja Laboral, which lost 82-71 to Russia’s BC Khimki in Group G action in the Euroleague’s Top 16… Read more »

Oleson eager to return for title run (Basketball)

In what feels like the longest ankle injury in history, Brad Oleson is finally on the move again. Oleson, of North Pole fame, was cleared to start jogging a few days ago, nine weeks after he got hurt. “It’s going OK; feeling better,” he told me recently. “It’s getting pretty sore after running, but it’s… Read more »

Oleson hating life on the bench (Basketball)

For the first time in his career, Brad Oleson is sitting rather than playing. And he’s hating it. “Watching from the bench sucks,” he told me recently. “This is by far my worst injury. I thought surgery was gonna fix everything when I got it in August. But I thought wrong, I guess.” Oleson, of… Read more »

Oleson on the move in Euroleague (Basketball)

Brad Oleson was involved in a major trade in the Euroleague this week between Spanish League rivals, with the Alaskan going from Real Madrid to Caja Laboral for two guys you’ve probably never heard of – but they are hardly no-names. Playmaker Pablo Prigioni and captain Sergi Vidal were the two players dealt for Oleson… Read more »

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Perkins suits up for 13th pro season, this time in South Korea

Doron Perkins of Anchorage isn’t finished playing basketball. The 34-year-old signed up for his 13th professional season after agreeing to terms with the Goyang Orions of the Korean Basketball League. South Korea will be the 12th country where he has played pro ball, joining Iran, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, China, Germany, Belgium, Japan, Israel and… Read more »

Perkins grabs 11 rebounds, beats former team in Turkey

Play professional basketball long enough like Doron Perkins of Anchorage has and you’re bound to play old teams. A veteran of 11 seasons, Perkins has been all over the world. He’s played in Turkey a couple different times and returned there this season with Yesilgiresun Belediye. He faced off against his former team, Besiktas, and… Read more »

Perkins going back to Turkey to embark on 11th pro season

Doron Perkins of Anchorage has played professional basketball is so many countries he’s started to double back. The 32-year-old guard is headed back to Turkey, where he will play for Yesilgiresun Belediye of the first division. The league is part of the Euroleague series. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, previously played for Turkish power Besiktas… Read more »

Perkins starts 10th hoops season in 10th different country

The most traveled professional basketball player from Alaska is on the move once again. Doron Perkins of Anchorage will play his 10th international season in his 10th different country, signing with Euroleague team Laboral Kutxa of Spain’s top division. “Playing in the Euroleague and Spanish liga is pretty cool,” he told me. “It doesn’t get… Read more »