Posts Tagged: Basketball

Wilson works it in Sweden with triple-double, 35-point game

October 15, 2019

Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson brought his jump shot to Sweden. The 6-foot-1 guard known for his defensive prowess has turned up the offense in his first season with Stockholm-based Djurgarden. He poured in a career-high 35 points in his first game. Then he had a triple-double in his fourth game. The former Marquette University standout collected… Read more »

Calloway leads Swiss pro team in scoring at 23 points per game

October 13, 2019

Juneau’s Jacob Calloway has made a living out of knocking down jumpers. Now he’s getting paid for it in Switzerland. His rookie contract probably looks like a bargain as the 6-foot-8 sharpshooter ranks sixth in the Swiss Basketball League in scoring and has Pully Lausanne atop the standings with a 3-0 record. Calloway, of Thunder… Read more »

Griffin goes off in Australia with 20/20 effort to open season

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River showed no ill effects of a toe injury that sidelined her all summer as she poured in a 20/20 double-double in the season opener in Australia. The reigning WNBL MVP pumped in 22 points and 20 rebounds to lift the Canberra Capitals to a 90-83 win over the Adelaide Lightning…. Read more »

Doutrive goes all Vince Carter to win Arizona dunk contest

September 30, 2019

Rather than leaping tall buildings in a single bound like ‘Superman,’ Anchorage’s Devonaire Doutrive went with the Vince Carter option. And dunked over a 7-footer. The 6-foot-5 sophomore guard with the University of Arizona pulled off the iconic dunk Carter made famous during the 2000 Sydney Olympics to win the dunk contest at the annual… Read more »

Lasher goes to Germany, shortly after winning title in Australia

September 20, 2019

Most pro players look forward to taking a vacation after the hoops season, but Anchorage’s Colter Lasher looked for another team. Only days after helping Geraldton win the SBL championship in Australia, Lasher was on his way to Germany after signing with Bayer Leverkusen. Apparently the only kind of break he wants is on a… Read more »

Lasher helps Geraldton win first title since 2000 down under

August 31, 2019

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher made several key buckets throughout the game as the Geraldton Buccaneers held off the Joondalup Wolves 92-80 in the grand final of the State Basketball League of Western Australia. Lasher scored 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting, with 15 coming in the first half and another eight in the fourth quarter, including a… Read more »

Lasher leads Geraldton Buccs to SBL grand final in Australia

August 25, 2019

Playoff Colter Lasher has been activated in Australia, with the Anchorage playmaker powering the Geraldton Buccaneers to the country’s SBL grand final for the first time in five years. The second-year forward pumped in 25 points and made a season-high 7-of-10 free throws to propel his team to a 96-86 win over the Lakeside Lightning… Read more »

Calloway signs pro deal with team in Swiss Basketball League

August 22, 2019

Juneau’s Jacob Calloway feels like he’s starring in a movie about his own life. After a recent three-month vacation with his fiancé in France, he’s now in Switzerland for training camp in preparation for his rookie season in the Swiss Basketball League. “It’s kind of weird because the only time you see these places are… Read more »

Nix commits to UCLA, Alaska’s 1st blue blood since hoops trinity

August 20, 2019

Daishen Nix, Alaska’s first five-star high school basketball recruit since Mario Chalmers in 2005, has announced where he will play in college. One day after narrowing down his top five finalists, the nation’s No. 1-ranked point guard for the Class of 2020 has committed to the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference. Nix, who was… Read more »

Chalmers goes off in BIG3 for 19 points, hits game-winner

August 18, 2019

Desperate for a win, the 3 Headed Monsters needed of a hero. So, they turned to Rio. Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers pumped in a season-high 19 points and drilled a game-winning 3-pointer to seal a 52-46 win over Power in Week 9 of the BIG3 in Dallas, Texas. The former nine-year NBA veteran converted six field… Read more »