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UAF Wins Top of the World Classic

The University of Alaska Nanooks’ performance in the 2002 BP Top of the World Classic men’s basketball tournament was one of those magical moments that comes along once in a lifetime. Coming off a 4-23 season in 2001-02, with only two significant returning players on the roster, the Nanooks stunned the college basketball world by becoming the first NCAA men’s Division II teams to win an eight-team Division I Tournament.

Perkins headed back to Euroleague [Basketball]

Just as he settled into life in China, Doron Perkins of Anchorage is on the move again. The electric playmaker is headed to Greece after agreeing to terms on a deal with Euroleague power Olympiacos Pireus. He started the year in Ukraine after making stops in Italy and Israel the previous year. So is life… Read more »

Harris wins in German league debut [Basketball]

Ramon Harris of Anchorage enjoyed a successful showing in his German league debut, starting at small forward for Goettingen and doing his part in a season-opening victory. The 24-year-old out of the University of Kentucky collected 9 points, 4 rebounds and 1 steal in 22 minutes before he fouled out. Side note: The other team… Read more »

UAF offers fresh start for Ward (Basketball)

After leaving Southwest Baptist University earlier this summer, Jesse Ward of North Pole was looking for a fresh start. He found it with UAF and new head coach Mick Durham. The 6-foot-5 all-state guard has signed with the Nanooks and will begin his freshman season this fall. “I’m ready to get started,” Ward told me…. Read more »

Griffin in Hungarian League Finals (Basketball)

After coming up short in her quest to win a championship in college and the WNBA, Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River is closing in on her prize in the Hungarian League. The 6-foot-2 starting forward and her top-ranked professional women’s team MiZo Pecs moved into the Finals against the second-ranked team MKB Euroleasing. Game 1… Read more »

Perkins, Tel Aviv tie series (Basketball)

Anchorage’s Doron Perkins and Israeli power Maccabi Tel Aviv beat Spanish host Caja Laboral and North Pole’s Brad Oleson 83-81 in Game 2 to even the best-of-5 playoff series of the Euroleague quarterfinals. Perkins started at point guard and delivered 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

Perkins goes for triple-double (Basketball)

Doron Perkins has been saying it along. Play him more and he would produce at a world-class level. His requests didn’t fall on deaf ears, and now Israeli power Maccabi Tel Aviv is one of the top teams in Europe. The Anchorage point guard has led his team to 13 straight victories and first place… Read more »

Alaskans sparkle in playoffs (Basketball)

Anchorage’s Doron Perkins showed off his impeccable playmaking skills on the Euroleague’s biggest stage, dishing off a career-high 9 assists today to help Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv beat Lottomatica Roma 99-58 in Top 16 group play. The 6-foot-2 starting point guard also had 9 points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals in 27 minutes. He was… Read more »

Langdon quoted in NYT story (Basketball)

The New York Times published a story today about Spanish 19-year-old basketball stud Ricky Rubio coming of age. The article quoted Anchorage’s Trajan Langdon, whose Russian team lost to the Rubio-led Barcelona squad in the semifinals of the Euroleague championships. Langdon, a perennial Euroleague All-Star with CSKA Moscow, talked about a play in which Rubio… Read more »

Langdon primed for Euro title run (Basketball)

If it’s May then it must mean Anchorage’s Trajan Langdon is close to a Euroleague title. For the sixth time in his eight seasons in the overseas equivalent of the NBA, Langdon is in Paris for the Euroleague Final Four. The 33-year-old veteran guard, a two-time champion with his Russian pro team CSKA Moscow, hits… Read more »