Basketball league – Official Miami Heat http://www.officialmiamiheat.com/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 16:10:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-29T132712.248.png Basketball league – Official Miami Heat http://www.officialmiamiheat.com/ 32 32 Elon University / Today at Elon / Elon Athletics Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Class https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/elon-university-today-at-elon-elon-athletics-announces-2022-hall-of-fame-class/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 15:26:08 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/elon-university-today-at-elon-elon-athletics-announces-2022-hall-of-fame-class/ The 52nd class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m. inside the Schar Center. Elon University Athletics have announced their 2022 Sports Hall of Fame course – Ali Ford ’13 (basketball/softball), Jeannie Hairston-Season ’82 (basketball/volleyball), Tony Pigott (baseball) and Cameron Silverman ’14 (tennis). The […]]]>

The 52nd class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m. inside the Schar Center.

Elon University Athletics have announced their 2022 Sports Hall of Fame course – Ali Ford ’13 (basketball/softball), Jeannie Hairston-Season ’82 (basketball/volleyball), Tony Pigott (baseball) and Cameron Silverman ’14 (tennis).

The 52nd class will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m. inside the Schar Center. The group will also be recognized at the halftime of the Elon football match against Gardner-Webb at 6 p.m. that evening. More details on the Hall of Fame induction ceremony will follow.

Ali Ford, Basketball/Softball, 2010-14

One of the most versatile student-athletes of Elon’s Division I era, Ford scored more than 2,000 points on the basketball court and won three years on the softball court. She was also appointed to the 100th anniversary team of the Southern Conference.

In basketball, Ford was one of five players to be named to the Southern Conference All-Conference Team four times. She was the league’s rookie of the year following the 2009–10 season after connecting with a league-best 84 three-pointers. She set a school record 92 long balls as a sophomore and, in her freshman year, broke the school career record by three runs. She finished her career with 338 three-pointers, a total that puts her more than 100 threes ahead of any other female basketball player in Elon.

Ford also ranks first in career free throw percentage (82.6%), second in career points (2,020), third in field goals made (673), fourth in career points per game (15 .9), fifth in career assists (393), fifth in career free throws (336), sixth in career three-point percentage (33.8) and tenth in career steals (188). Ford was named the winner of the Elon Female Basnight in 2012.

In softball, Ford won a letter three, who started 53 games at shortstop as a senior, leading the team with 97 assists. She has played in 104 career games, starting 95 of those competitions. She had a .929 career percentage and hit two homers. Ford was named to the All-Southern Academic Conference Team.

Jeannie Hairston-Eason, Basketball/Volleyball, 1978-82

One of only two players in the history of Elon’s women’s basketball program with at least 1,300 points and rebounds, Jeannie Hairston-Season was also a five-year-old basketball letter winner and winner. of the two-year-old volleyball letter.

Hairston-Eason is the best rebounder of all Elon time with 1,353 carambols, with an average of 11.7 per game, the second in the history of the program. Her 1,357 career points rank ninth in school history to join former teammate and Elon Sports Hall of Famer Venessa Corbett as the only players to reach those combined totals.

Hairston-Eason also ranks seventh in career field goals (545) and was 267 of 416 from the free throw line in his career. Those two totals are eighth in school history. She earned all-conference honors from 1980–1982, all-state honors in 1981 and 1982, and all-region honors in 1982. She was also the 1982 Carolinas Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player.

As a volleyball player, Hairston-Season was named to the Carolinas conference team of 1980 and 1981, as well as team MVP in 1981. She was named the winner of the department’s Browne Sportsmanship Award in 1982 .

Tony Pigott, Baseball, 1995-97

A two-time all-conference player, Tony Pigott had a career batting average of .347 with 13 homers before being drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 27th round of the June 1997 MLB Entry Draft.

In 1995, Pigott was named the team’s freshman after hitting .305 with three home runs and 30 RBIs. He followed that first season by earning all-conference first-team accolades in each of the next two years.

In 1996, Pigott hit a team-best .335, hit another home run, drove in 22 runs, and stole 13 bases. He then posted a .395 batting average in 1997 with nine homers, 48 ​​RBIs and 23 stolen bases to go with 47 runs scored. The 1997 team won the regular season and the South Atlantic Conference season and tournament titles, heading to the South Central Region tournament, where Elon went 2-2 in the lone appearance. of the program’s Division II national tournament.

Pigott then played five years in the minor baseball league, as well as two more years in the independent league. He achieved 304 courses in career with minors, as well as eight circuits and 116 products produced. He hit .301 in two seasons with the Rockford Riverhawks of the Frontier League.

Cameron Silverman, Tennis, 2010-14

A two-time Southern Conference Player of the Year, Cameron Silverman led Elon to two Southern Conference regular-season championships and a 2014 trip to the NCAA championships.

Silverman finished his career with records of 63-32 in singles and 53-24 in doubles, but was even more dominant in conference play. He obtained a combined sheet of 32-5 in simple and 30-5 in double during his brilliant career. He was 9-0 as a senior in league play and won the ITA Regional Senior Player of the Year award.

In 2011-12, Silverman won the ITA Summer Circuit event at Cornell and he earned a high-profile bid at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Collegiate 32-man championships in 2012-13, advancing the regional championship game from Carolina. As a junior, he beat Henrique Cunha de Duke, who was then the classified player in the country.

During her senior season, Elon obtained a file of 19-6 in total and 9-0 at a conference. The Phoenix defeated Furman to win the league championship before losing to Tennessee 4-1 in the NCAA championships. Silverman also qualified for the individual championships, losing a hard-fought game to Florida’s Florent Diep 6-7 (2-7), 6-1, 7-6 (7-1).

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Additions and subtractions of coaches at the end of the school year: LL League news, notables | High school sports https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/additions-and-subtractions-of-coaches-at-the-end-of-the-school-year-ll-league-news-notables-high-school-sports/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/additions-and-subtractions-of-coaches-at-the-end-of-the-school-year-ll-league-news-notables-high-school-sports/ A few things to note from the Lancaster-Lebanon League, as the school year comes to an end and the preparatory work for the fall season – gulp – begins … * There will be a big change at the top of Warwick’s volleyball program, after longtime coach Nate Gajecki announced he was stepping down after […]]]>

A few things to note from the Lancaster-Lebanon League, as the school year comes to an end and the preparatory work for the fall season – gulp – begins

* There will be a big change at the top of Warwick’s volleyball program, after longtime coach Nate Gajecki announced he was stepping down after 18 years as Warriors skipper.

Gajecki’s tenure certainly ended on a high note, having guided Warwick to a co-Section 1 crown and the program’s first league championship last spring. The Warriors followed that up with a third-place finish in the District 3 tournament, before retiring to Northampton in the first round of the PIAA Class 3A playoffs.

Warwick overtakes Hempfield to win inaugural LL League Men’s Volleyball Championship

Manheim Central advance, Warwick ousted in PIAA men’s volleyball first round matches

Warwick finished the season ranked 8th in the PVCA State Ranking.

Gajecki started the season as the longest-serving manager in the LL League. He is leaving as one of the most successful volleyball coaches in league history, and now Warwick is tasked with finding his replacement.

* Linden Hall is set to join the LL League as an associate member in the fall, and the Lions basketball team – which has just won its fourth consecutive Class 2A District 3 championship – is now looking for a new head coach after Ellen Bair quit to take on another very interesting basketball gig.

Linden Hall has gone 46-12 under Bair over the past four seasons, including a 15-6 mark last winter, which included a trip to the second round of the PIAA playoffs – after the Lions defeated Columbia in the D3-2A title match for the second year in a row.

Linden Hall wins rematch against Columbia, making it four straight Class 2A District 3 championships

Bair took the head coaching job at Shipley School from Bryn Mawr in suburban Philadelphia. The Gators compete in the Friends School League and have won Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association state championships in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018. It’s traditionally a strong women’s basketball program, and Bair is will slip right after four successful campaigns at Linden Hall. , which will join Section 4 of the LL League next winter – with a new head coach. Stay tuned.

* Elizabethtown has a new women’s basketball captain, and he’s a familiar face on the schedule: Todd Brubaker will slip into a seat, JV coach and college assistant, calling the shots for the Bears.

Brubaker, longtime coach of E-town’s athletic program, succeeds John Myers, who resigned last season after guiding the Bears to 103 wins and two sectional championships during his nine seasons on the bench.

Now Brubaker has the keys to the E-town girls’ program.

* Lampeter-Strasburg has named Tony Fink’s successor as the Pioneers’ women’s basketball coach. Say hello to Steve Villbrandt, an LL League guy who’s spent the past few years as Jason McDonald’s loyal assistant in Pequea Valley.

While battling a cancer diagnosis, Pequea Valley women’s basketball coach Jason McDonald guided the Braves to a record-breaking season

Villbrandt will replace Fink, who guided LS to 159 wins in his 10 seasons on the bench, including a co-Section 3 title – and a trip to the state playoffs – last winter.

* Yet another women’s basketball coaching position could be filled as early as Monday night, when the Penn Manor school board votes to approve Michael Glackin as the next Comets skipper.

Glackin has spent the past two seasons as one of Megan Collins’ top lieutenants on the bench, and he’s poised to take the reins of the program if he gets school board approval.

Penn Manor has won 65 games in Collins’ seven years on the bench, including 17 wins last season when the Comets won their first Division 1 championship. in 47 yearswent to the LL League semi-finals and made their deepest post-season journey in program history with a run to the D3-6A seventh-place game.

District 3 Class 6A women’s basketball: Penn Manor falls to Red Lion, comes just short of last spot in PIAA playoffs

This leaves a vacant coaching position in LL League women’s basketball circles: Garden Spot. The Spartans are ticking one box at a time as the district is also in the process of hiring a new athletic director. Sparty Nation may not have a finalist for the women’s basketball position until August. Stay tuned.

* Sad news to pass on as former Warwick women’s basketball head coach and Manheim Township and Cedar Crest assistant Mike Hackman died earlier this week. Hackman survived a chilling incident in Mannheim Township two years ago:

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Prize money in Europe: how much is a title in the best national leagues worth? / New https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/prize-money-in-europe-how-much-is-a-title-in-the-best-national-leagues-worth-new/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/prize-money-in-europe-how-much-is-a-title-in-the-best-national-leagues-worth-new/ Winning the title after a grueling 10-month season is the ultimate goal for most basketball players in Europe. But it’s also a nice way to earn extra money for their teams. BasketNews has researched the Top 9 major domestic leagues in Europe and the trophy bonuses their champions receive. The size of the bonuses varies […]]]>

Winning the title after a grueling 10-month season is the ultimate goal for most basketball players in Europe. But it’s also a nice way to earn extra money for their teams.

BasketNews has researched the Top 9 major domestic leagues in Europe and the trophy bonuses their champions receive.

The size of the bonuses varies from competition to competition. Only a few leagues have an obvious price to play. But in most cases, the league rewards teams equally from money generated from TV deals and sponsorships.

The Spanish basketball league is by far the most profitable in Europe.

Since 2015, La Liga Endesa has doubled its revenue which has soared above 30 million euros. It also had a significant impact on the distribution of income among all teams in the Spanish league.

The La Liga Endesa winners receive a slightly higher percentage of revenue than other teams, around €900,000 (prize money and revenue share combined), according to BasketNews’ sources.

Most revenue in Spain comes from television rights. According to 2playbook.com, in the 2019-20 season, total television revenue reached €13.1 million, compared to €4.5 million in the 2014-15 season.

This is the highest growth among all financial categories in the Liga Endesa.

The Greek basketball league also has a rich television contract with public television ERT.

In Greece, bonuses are paid based on final league standings and TV ratings.

Thus, the top Greek teams, Olympiacos Piraeus and Panathinaikos Athens, receive up to 1 million euros, according to BasketNews sources. Others receive around €500,000 in total and less.

The title bonus is worth around an additional €100,000, sources tell BasketNews.

In Turkey, all teams get their share based on their season’s final standings. According to BasketNews sources, the Turkish league winners receive around €400,000 for the whole season.

By way of comparison, eleven Lithuanian basketball league teams shared a record pool of €554.5k in bonuses based on standings in the standings. New LKL champion Rytas Vilnius landed €76.5k.

Israeli league playoff teams receive a bonus based on their final standings, ranging from €110,000 for first place to €35,000 for 6-8 places, according to BasketNews.

But regardless of position in the standings, each of the twelve Winner League teams receives €600,000. The Winner League has received over €10 million in sponsorships and TV rights.

Half of the big domestic leagues, including Germany, Italy, France and the Adriatic league, have no extra financial incentive to end the season on a high.

The German and Italian leagues have a pot evenly split between all teams.

For example, German clubs receive around €250,000 each (18 teams). The Italian teams share half the income of the Germans (up to €125,000 for 16 teams).

The Adriatic and French leagues do not give bonuses or share income between participants.

It was a different case in France before, but their massive TV deal collapsed a few years ago, costing them millions.

League Title bonus League earnings
Spain 0k€ The winner receives around €900,000, slightly more than the other teams
Greece 100k PAO and OLY get up to €1m each, with the rest based on the final standings
Israel 110k Playoff teams receive bonuses + each team receives approximately €600,000
Turkey 0 €k The winners receive approximately €400,000, the prize pool is distributed according to the final ranking
Lithuania 76k The teams shared a record pool of €554,500 based on the final standings
Germany 0 Each team receives approximately €250,000
Italy 0 Each team receives approximately €125,000
ABA 0 0
France 0 0

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Sixers star James Harden commits to top Los Angeles squad https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/sixers-star-james-harden-commits-to-top-los-angeles-squad/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 15:32:06 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/sixers-star-james-harden-commits-to-top-los-angeles-squad/ Getty Images The Sixers are keeping James Harden from the Philadelphia 76ers. Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden has yet to change his player option for the 2022-23 season. He is expected to do so, but there is a chance he decides to enter free agency. The deadline for this decision is June 29. Sixers Brass […]]]>

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The Sixers are keeping James Harden from the Philadelphia 76ers.

Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden has yet to change his player option for the 2022-23 season. He is expected to do so, but there is a chance he decides to enter free agency. The deadline for this decision is June 29.

Sixers Brass and Harden’s agency are rumored to be negotiating details of a team-friendly deal. Maybe he’s taking a pay cut to add a “third star”. Meanwhile, Harden will travel to California this summer to play in the Drew League after officially announcing his partnership with King Drew and Adidas.

The Drew League is a pro-am basketball showcase held every summer in Los Angeles since 1973. Their 49th season kicked off June 4 at King/Drew Magnet High School grounds in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles and the games are broadcast live on Caffeine.

Harden figures as one of the most high-profile players involved in 2022. There are 10 teams in two divisions for a total of 20 teams, 16 of which qualify for the playoffs. The championship game is scheduled for August 21. “No Excuse, Just Produce” is the league’s motto.

“King Drew continues to be the center of the LA community and I am thrilled with this new generation under the three stripes,” Harden wrote on Instagram. “See you this summer ya diggggggg!”

Harden played in the Drew League during the 2011 NBA lockout where he fought Kobe Bryant. The Los Angeles native won a championship in 2015 while playing for Unified Los Angeles and scored 37 points in the title game. Harden swept a three-pointer with 30 seconds left to clinch a 98-93 victory en route to Players Choice MVP honors.

According to The Athletic’s Law Murray, the Drew League will bring together six pro-am leagues from across the country in Los Angeles, including New York (Dyckman), Baltimore (Brunson League), Atlanta (Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League), Miami (Miami Pro League) and Philadelphia (Rumph Classic). This tournament will take place from July 24 to 26.

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Harden named ‘Top Tier: Max Guy’

The Athletic’s John Hollinger named Harden his “best free agent shooting guard” for 2022. There were 33 players on the roster divided into tiers.

Hollinger wrote the following excerpt about Harden’s impending free agency: “He might be tempted to just sign up for this season and try again for a big payday next summer when there’s a lot more potential teams as landing sites. Alternatively, signing a longer deal at less than the max money would go a long way to easing Philly’s luxury tax issues.


PJF Performance works with Sixers Star

Harden works with a longtime performance coach Paul Fabrice of PJF Performance this summer. Harden and Fabritz have trained together since 2017 and their hard work helped the 10-time All-Star earn MVP honors in 2018.

Coincidentally, Fabritz also struck up a relationship with Sixers star Joel Embiid over the years. PJP Performance’s mission statement states that they are “dedicated to helping athletes around the world reach their genetic potential.” Videos have already emerged featuring a “skinny and fit” version of Harden in various workouts.

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TSPL for Kids returns with Williams and others happy to work with youth in the community again https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/tspl-for-kids-returns-with-williams-and-others-happy-to-work-with-youth-in-the-community-again/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 23:13:18 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/tspl-for-kids-returns-with-williams-and-others-happy-to-work-with-youth-in-the-community-again/ Corey Williams has coordinated the Tucson Summer Pro League since 2004 (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com) Unable to operate Tucson Summer Pro League for Kids for past two years due to never-caused COVID-19 restrictions Corey Williams doubt his return. It was its inception from 2004 when college-aged players, some of whom were past and present Arizona players at […]]]>
Corey Williams has coordinated the Tucson Summer Pro League since 2004 (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Unable to operate Tucson Summer Pro League for Kids for past two years due to never-caused COVID-19 restrictions Corey Williams doubt his return.

It was its inception from 2004 when college-aged players, some of whom were past and present Arizona players at the time, competed during the summer at the Jewish Community Center.

In 2014, the league expanded to include boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 13 playing together in their own division. The event, now played at Gregory School, has only included youngsters since 2019.

Most youth participation costs are covered by sponsors The Bruce Foundation, Picture Rocks HVAC, Window Depot, Ace Hardware, The Moore Law Firm, Crest Insurance, Truly Nolen, Pascua-Yaqui Tribe, Bruce Baca Real Estate and Casino Del Sol Resort.

Williams’ goal is to give local youth a chance to play summer basketball when their families may not be able to afford to charge their children to participate in a traveling club team.

“I was thrilled to bring him back,” Williams said Saturday at the Gregory School. “I was so disappointed that we couldn’t have him for the past two years. To be honest with you, it’s so much fun working with young people.

“Knowing what everyone was going through and the kids couldn’t play — I mean the whole basketball world took a hit during the pandemic — once I saw that the colleges were open and that the kids were playing for the schools, I knew this summer we could come back with the league so that was really exciting.

“It’s great for me because it brings back memories of when I was that age playing pickup ball. We told the parents that we have a lot of new kids because we missed it for two years, we missed two whole sets of kids. Talking to parents and explaining to them our philosophy of how we just want kids to have fun and enjoy the game is exactly how we were introduced to basketball when we were that age.

The TSPL for Kids includes eight teams of players aged 11-13 (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Many of the same people volunteer with Williams to make sure the TSPL gets back to shape without a hitch.

This group includes the former Arizona softball and basketball umpire and college hoops umpire Felicity WillisArizona Daily Star reporter and host of ESPN Radio 1490-AM Justin SpearsSierra Middle School educator and basketball coach Terrence Valerani-Knoblichpresident and broker of Arizona Housing Solutions Brenda Bacaretired air force veteran Eddie Crandal and Westward Look Resort & Spa Tennis Director/Fitness Supervisor Jeff Gallego.

Willis coordinates the officials for the games. Referees include local Arizona Interscholastic Association referees in addition to college officials, including former standout CDOs and Pima. Nadi Carey.

Spears, Valerani-Knoblich and Crandall are serving as coaches in addition to helping Williams with day-to-day duties at the Gregory School when games are played on Saturdays and Sundays through July 16.

Gallego is the director of operations and Baca is the internship supervisor.

Terrence Valerani-Knoblich (left) and Justin Spears watch the action (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

TSPL is once again affiliated with the Pascua-Yaqui Tribe, which provides young interns for Williams and his team to help them with a myriad of tasks, including tracking game scores, managing the scoreboard and timer and providing players with Gatorade during games. .

“It’s their first summer job, so it’s a paid internship,” said Williams, who is entering her eighth year of broadcasting college basketball games for ESPN. “It really gives us a chance to put them on the path to employment and earn some pocket money for back-to-school expenses. It’s a great program.

Two new faces involved are former Arizona women’s basketball players Desire Wheeler (now Tucson Unified School District athletic director) and former Arizona football and basketball player Kelvin Eafon (coach a basketball club with Desert Storm for the past 15 years).

The Gant siblings (left to right): Zena, Savion and Razin all play on the same team (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Wheeler returned to Tucson two years ago to replace Hermann House as athletic director of TUSD after spending more than a decade in her native Chicago working in the populated school system as an educator, youth coach and administrator.

She volunteers for TSPL as a referee. She refereed youth and high school basketball games in Chicago.

“It’s a crew that was there when I was there (in Arizona from 2001 to 2005),” Wheeler said, referring to Williams, Willis and Eafon. “It’s phenomenal to see that they are always involved, always giving, whether it’s organizing tournaments, coaching or training. I think to myself, ‘How can I get involved?’

“I haven’t refereed in maybe four years. … It’s just an amazing experience to do something like this for our community.

Former Arizona star Desire Wheeler is in his first year helping TSPL organizer Corey Williams officiate some of the games (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Wheeler said she could resume her officiating career locally, potentially as soon as the next school year.

“I was a licensed official in Illinois,” she said. “I want to make sure that my requirements, tasks and obligations are taken care of first with TUSD. I think going into year three, it’s probably time to branch out and get back to officiating.

“Being on several AIA Boards of Directors, I know there is a shortage of officials. I said Brian (Gessnerthe AIA Director of Officials) that maybe I’ll be back there and maybe this would be the year.

Eafon, a pre-game and post-game analyst for Arizona football and basketball games on KCUB (1290-AM), is a first-time coach in the TSPL for Kids.

He was part of the original TSPL when college players participated. He helped coordinate and served as a coach for games at the Jewish Community Center beginning in 2004.

Former Arizona players who played in the league at its inception included Miles Simon, Joseph Blair, Reggie Geary, Damon Stoudamire, AJ Bramlett, Richard Jefferson, Jason Gardner, Salim Stoudamire and Channing Frie among others. Top players from the local high school also participated.

Kelvin Eafon has a long history of coaching and training local youth and young adults over the past two decades (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

The league became restricted to players between the ages of 11 and 13 in 2019 due to the difficulty of fielding enough teams with adult players, with current college and professional players more limited to compete for health and fitness reasons. welfare.

“It’s fun to add that element of having the young players here because it’s strictly for fun,” Eafon said. “But hopefully at some point we can revive the college guys.”

Eafon also served as the boys’ basketball coach at Pueblo High School from 2014 to 2018, in addition to his role with the Desert Storm basketball club.

He said coaching young people in the community “means everything to me”.

“Coaches have been a big part of saving my life by being positive role models for me,” said Eafon, who calls Tucson home after arriving in Arizona as a two-sport Dallas-area star. “It’s an opportunity to reach out to young people and show them how to have good qualities in life.

“We can show them that there are good people here. I love being able to give back and show them the right direction to go.

Two former members of the TSPL — Will Menaugh and Jake Cioe — are currently part of Division I collegiate programs. Menaugh, a Catalina Foothills alum, completed his first season as a walk-in center in Arizona in 2021-22. Cioe, of Salpointe, was a second-year goalie at San Francisco last season.

Here is the remaining schedule from next week (entrance is free to games at The Gregory School):

June 18

11:00 a.m. Moore Law Firm v. Picture Rocks HVAC

12:00 Bruce Baca Immobilier vs Window Depot

1:00 p.m. Crest Insurance vs. Casino Del Sol Resort

2:00 p.m. Ace Hardware vs. Truly Nolen

3:00 p.m. The Bruce Foundation vs. the Pascua Yaqui Tribe

June 19

11:00 a.m. Window Depot vs. Bruce Foundation

12:00 a.m. Moore Law Firm vs. Casino Del Sol Resort

1:00 p.m. Pascua Yaqui Tribe vs. Ace Hardware

2:00 p.m. Bruce Baca Real Estate vs. Picture Rocks HVAC

3:00 p.m. Crest Insurance vs. Truly Nolen

June 25

11:00 a.m. Window Depot v Moore Law Firm

12:00 p.m. Picture Rocks HVAC vs. Crest Insurance

1:00 p.m. Casino Del Sol Resort vs. Truly Nolen

2:00 p.m. Ace Hardware vs. The Bruce Foundation

3:00 p.m. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe vs. Bruce Baca Real Estate

June 26

11:00 a.m. Pascua Yaqui Tribe vs. Crest Insurance

12:00 Ace Hardware v Moore Law Firm

1:00 p.m. Picture Rocks HVAC vs. Truly Nolen

2:00 p.m. Window Depot vs. Casino Del Sol Resort

3:00 p.m. The Bruce Foundation vs. Bruce Baca Real Estate

July 9th

11:00 Ace Hardware vs. Casino Del Sol Resort

12:00 p.m. Bruce Baca Real Estate v Moore Law Firm

1:00 p.m. Window Depot vs. Truly Nolen

2:00 p.m. The Bruce Foundation v. Crest Insurance

3:00 p.m. Pascua Yaqui Tribe vs. Picture Rocks HVAC

July 10

11:00 a.m. Crest Insurance vs. Ace Hardware

12:00 p.m. Truly Nolen vs. Bruce Baca Real Estate

1:00 p.m. Picture Rocks HVAC vs. Window Depot

2:00 p.m. Casino Del Sol Resort vs. Pascua Yaqui Tribe

3:00 p.m. The Moore Law Firm v The Bruce Foundation

July 16

Championship Saturday

11:00 a.m. #1 seed vs. #4 seed

12:00 p.m. #2 seed vs. #3 seed

1:00 p.m. TSPL All-Star Game

2:00 p.m. Championship game

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Javier Morales, publisher, writer and editor of ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com, is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News, and Baseball America, among many other publications. He is also the author of the book “The Highest Form of Living”, available on Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is currently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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Elite Pro Basketball League signs top Indian national players as marquee signings https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/elite-pro-basketball-league-signs-top-indian-national-players-as-marquee-signings/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 06:29:04 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/elite-pro-basketball-league-signs-top-indian-national-players-as-marquee-signings/ India’s Elite Pro Basketball League has announced its first round of key player signings for the 12 participating franchises. Organized by Elite Sports India (ESI), the player announcements were made on social media. Key signings include Indian national team players like Jagdeep Bains (Mumbai Stars), Pratham Singh (Pune Pythons) Prakash Mishra (Jaipur Giants). Other players […]]]>

India’s Elite Pro Basketball League has announced its first round of key player signings for the 12 participating franchises. Organized by Elite Sports India (ESI), the player announcements were made on social media.

Key signings include Indian national team players like Jagdeep Bains (Mumbai Stars), Pratham Singh (Pune Pythons) Prakash Mishra (Jaipur Giants). Other players include Basil Philip (Kochi Pachers), Vinay Kaushik (Chandigarh Conquerors), Actor Arvind Krishna (Hyderabad Hoops), Ram Gopal (Lucknow Swarm), Ravikumar (Chennai Turbos), Rachit Singh (Punjab Gladiators), Karan Pal Singh (Ahmedabad Aces), Arshdeep Singh (Delhi Dominators) and Visu Palani (Bengaluru Stallions).

Jagdeep Singh Bains, an Indian professional basketball player and a marquee player for Mumbai stars, said: “I am very happy to be part of the first and only professional basketball league Elite Pro Basketball League of India. This will give a platform to develop the sport in India which is in great demand.”

Pratham Singh, who also represents India and is a marquee player for the Pune Pythons, said: “Elite Pro Basketball League is the need of the hour. They are not just promoting the sport but they are also friendly to athletes and offer the best remuneration to players of This will boost the sport in India and encourage young players to take up the sport.”

Speaking from the same CEO of Elite Pro Basketball Pvt, Ltd., Mr. Sunny Bhandarkar said, “When we approached these players, they were immediately taken with the idea of ​​the league and thought it would be a great platform. to promote sport in India.”

Further adding, he said: “The lifespan of professional athletes, especially in our country, remains very limited. We are keen to provide new opportunities for the proven stars of the Indian team, and the EPBL will be a second financially rewarding round for them. EPBL is committed to prolonging players’ careers through enhanced incentives and high visibility across all platforms.”

EPBL has organized one of the biggest basketball tryouts in India. “Basketball is a growing sport in India. The EPBL aims to be a crucial addition to India’s basketball calendar to ensure that the best players in the country maintain their competitive fitness and can contribute in a superior way to their local club, state and national teams.” Mr. Bhandarkar pointed out.

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Spurs unveil newly renovated Spurs-themed basketball court https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/spurs-unveil-newly-renovated-spurs-themed-basketball-court/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 23:51:00 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/spurs-unveil-newly-renovated-spurs-themed-basketball-court/ Karma Youth Empowered, Inc. received the renovated pitch, and Spurs point guard Tre Jones and Coyote were there with the kids. SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs are giving back to the local community in a big way. Spurs recently unveiled a newly renovated Spurs-themed basketball court at local organization Karma Youth Empowered, Inc. […]]]>

Karma Youth Empowered, Inc. received the renovated pitch, and Spurs point guard Tre Jones and Coyote were there with the kids.

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs are giving back to the local community in a big way.

Spurs recently unveiled a newly renovated Spurs-themed basketball court at local organization Karma Youth Empowered, Inc. (Karma) as part of the team’s NBA Cares 75th Anniversary Live, Learn or Play initiative. . The court was exposed as the youth basketball teams began their summer leagues. Spurs point guard Tre Jones and Coyote were on hand for a community-wide celebration with food, music and family activities hosted by Spurs and Karma.

To celebrate the NBA’s 75th season, the league worked with each NBA team to create and dedicate a Live, Learn and Play Center in their local communities. The Spurs and their community partner, Frost Bank, have added to the league’s contribution to the project to renovate and build a new basketball court for young people who participate in Karma’s programming.

“To me, this is all surreal,” said Ron Hayes, CEO of Karma Youth Empowered, Inc. “For the gym and as an organization, I didn’t think this could happen to us. I feel so blessed because of Spurs Give and the NBA. With this new pitch, our children will really be able to enjoy it for many years to come and their children will also be able to enjoy it in the future!

Karma is an organization focused on young people of all ages in downtown and southeast San Antonio. The organization aims to improve the quality of life, develop character and expand opportunities for young people through activities that energize their mental, spiritual and physical development.

“We all play a role in providing our next generation of humans with safe and fun places to thrive individually and together, which everyone in our community deserves,” said Kara Allen, Head of impact at Spurs Sports & Entertainment. “Karma gives them the space to enjoy life today, while teaching them how to be leaders through team sports and programs focused on general health and well-being, education and preparing the workforce.”

The new court is part of the Spurs organization’s continued support for Karma. In 2014, Spurs Give gave Karma a $25,000 grant for roof repairs, lighting needs and HVAC updates. Karma has also hosted matches and practices for the Spurs Youth Basketball League.

“Alongside organizations like Karma, we can continue to harness the power of sport to make a lasting positive impact in our city and beyond,” Allen said.

Karma’s mission is to improve the quality of life and expand opportunities for young people through activities that energize their mental, spiritual and physical development; to help young people pursue success in life and to meet the most basic of all human needs – a sense of belonging.

We are a family – a team – passionate about sports. We are passionate about what sport can do for our community – especially our young people. At the heart of this, we believe that sport can provide a family with a common goal and hope for a better future. We are Spurs Give – the official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of Spurs Sports & Entertainment. Since our founding in 1988, we have invested $32 million in our community. Through the passions of our players, our grants, and our impact programs, we are changing lives and leaving a lasting impact. We want. We give. Spurs give.

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On this day: Celtics, NBA founded; Win the 1976 championship, their 13th https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/on-this-day-celtics-nba-founded-win-the-1976-championship-their-13th/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 08:06:56 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/on-this-day-celtics-nba-founded-win-the-1976-championship-their-13th/ On this day in Boston Celtics history, the team joined with 10 other franchises to create the Basketball Association of America, which would absorb rival National Basketball League teams three years later to become the organization now known as the NBA. Original teams when the league was founded included the Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Warriors (now […]]]>

On this day in Boston Celtics history, the team joined with 10 other franchises to create the Basketball Association of America, which would absorb rival National Basketball League teams three years later to become the organization now known as the NBA.

Original teams when the league was founded included the Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Warriors (now Golden State), New York Knicks, Providence Steamrollers, and Toronto Huskies (both defunct) who joined Boston in the East. The Chicago Stags, St. Louis Bombers, Cleveland Rebels, Detroit Falcons, and Pittsburgh Ironmen (all defunct) populated the fledgling league’s Western Conference.

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Maurice Podoloff was named the league’s first president (the title was later changed to commissioner) and the teams played 60 or 61 regular season games. The Warriors beat the Stags four games to one to win the first BAA/NBA championship.

Alvan Adams (33) of the Phoenix Suns is pictured in action during the NBA Championship playoff against the Boston Celtics in Phoenix, Arizona on June 6, 1976. (AP Photo)

It is also the date of Boston’s 13th championship, won in an 87-80 victory in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in 1976.

A game after the triple-overtime thriller known since as one of the greatest NBA Finals games ever played, the determined Phoenix Suns were certain they would take the day to their home turf.

Phoenix Suns’ John Wetzel dodges Boston’s Jo Jo White as White sets up a shot during the final game of the NBA playoffs in Phoenix, Arizona on June 6, 1976. The Celtics won the game and the championship 87-80 to their 13th title. (AP Photo/Jim Palmer)

They do not have.

Big nights from guard Charlie Scott (25 points, 11 rebounds), center Dave Cowens (21 points, 17 boards) and point guard Jo Jo White (15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and a late run set the game up – and series – away for good.

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BAY vs BON Dream11 Prediction German Basketball League, Bayern Munich vs Bonn https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/bay-vs-bon-dream11-prediction-german-basketball-league-bayern-munich-vs-bonn/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 07:16:00 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/bay-vs-bon-dream11-prediction-german-basketball-league-bayern-munich-vs-bonn/ BAY vs. BON Dream11: Various major professional basketball leagues around the world are in their final stages. The NBA is in the finals, the Spanish ACB league is in the semi-finals, the Russian basketball league is only one game away. And the same goes for the German Basketball League which is in semi-final territory. In […]]]>

BAY vs. BON Dream11: Various major professional basketball leagues around the world are in their final stages. The NBA is in the finals, the Spanish ACB league is in the semi-finals, the Russian basketball league is only one game away. And the same goes for the German Basketball League which is in semi-final territory.

In the third game of the semi-finals, Bayern Munich will host Basket Bonn. Munich have won two games in a row and are now just one victory away from reaching the final. In the last match, Bayern Munich beat Bonn 82:81 in a close encounter as Nick Weiler-Babb had 18 points. Can Bonn avoid a sweep here?

Host: Bayern Munich
Visitors: Bonn
Timing of matches: June 04, @ 21:30 (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Audi Dome

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Bonn’s season at stake.

Once again, Munich topped Bonn on offensive rebounds, winning 13-6. Unlike in Game 1, Munich committed less than 10 turnovers after having had 21. Bayern Munich made just two free throws more than Bonn as the three-point advantage belonged to Bonn, who still had a treble. Munich shot 54.6% from inside the three-point line to Bonn’s 46%, taking one more shot from that area.

For Bayern Munich, three scorers at least 16 points as Weiler-Babb led with 18 points. Vladimir Lucic and Nick Weiler-Babb both had nine rebounds to lead all of Munich’s rebounders. In contrast, for Bonn, Michael Kessens shed 11 rebounds to lead all rebounders while Jeremy Morgan led all scorers with 17 while three other scorers had just 15 points. Karsten Tadda led all playmakers with 4 assists.

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Parker Jackson-Wright (GOOD)
Dots: 11
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 02
Parker had a terrible Game 2 shooting only 3/12 due to which he played under 20 minutes. I expect a rebound and a range of 11 to 16 points

Nick Weiler-Babb (BAI)
Dots: 18
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 02
Flights: 01
Weiler-Babb is an exceptionally talented all-around player who was a huge factor. I expect 13-19 points, 5-7 rebounds and 2-4 assists. It can be chosen as Star/Pro Player in Dream11 stage.

Javontae Hawkins (GOOD)
Dots: 16
Rebounds: 03
Aids: 00
Javontae had 6 of 10 shots last game and he’s a huge factor on the offensive side. I think he will be in the 14-19 point range.

Ognjen Jaramaz(BAY)
Dots: 07
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 02
Flights: 01
Jaramaz has hit three of his ten shots and is a talented long-range shooter. I believe it will be in the 12-17 point range.

Saulius Kulvietis(GOOD)
Dots: 15
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 01
Flights: 01

Sharpshooter Saulius made three of his four 3-pointers in the last game, also making all of his six free throws. I expect a range of 11 to 15 points.

Vladimir Lucic (BAI)
Dots: 04
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 01
Lucic was terrible offensively in Game 2, shooting 1 of 9 shots. I think he’ll be 8-15 points and 7-10 rebounds.

Jeremy Morgan (GOOD)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 01
Flights: 01

Morgan hit five of 13 shots last game while making all six free throws. I believe it will be in the 12-16 point range.

Othello Hunter (BAIE)
Dots: 07
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03
Hunter is generally in the above range at all levels.

Karsten Tadda(GOOD)
Dots: 16
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 04
Flights: 01

Tadda had 5 of his eight shots in the last game. I believe it will be in the range of 9 to 13 points.

DeShaun Thomas (BAY)
Dots: 16
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01

Thomas is an athletic player who delivers quality scores. I believe it will be in the 12-17 point range.

Michael Kessen(GOOD)
Dots: 06
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 01
Kessens had four offensive rebounds last game and made three of his four shots.

Augustin Rubit(BAY)
Dots: 04
Bounces: 00
Aids: 00
Rubit only played 12 minutes in the last match. I believe it will be in the range of 4 to 10 points.

Tyson Ward (GOOD)
Dot: 00
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 01
Ward can be in the range of 3 to 6 points.

Nihad Djedovic (BAI)
Dots: 05
Bounces: 00
Assists: 01
Djedovic can be in the range of 5-9 points.

Leon Kratzer(GOOD)
Dot: 00
Rebounds: 01
Aids: 00
Flights: 01

Kratzer can be in the range of 2 to 6 points.

Andreas Obst (BAY)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 01
Obst pulled off an incredible outing in just 14 minutes.

BAY vs. BON Dream 11 lineup

PG: P Jackson-Carter
SG: J Morgan, K Tadda
SF: VLucic, N Weiler-Babb(PP)J Hawkins
PF: D Thomas (SP)
C: M Kessens

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Rockets guard Jalen Green joins new Asian league https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/rockets-guard-jalen-green-joins-new-asian-league/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 06:35:00 +0000 https://www.officialmiamiheat.com/rockets-guard-jalen-green-joins-new-asian-league/ Placeholder while loading article actions BRISBANE, Australia — Before Jalen Green joined the Houston Rockets, becoming the NBA’s highest-drafted Asian-American player, he had already seen firsthand how passionate Filipinos were about the game he loved to play. It is partly for this reason that he joins forces with the new East Asian Super League as […]]]>
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BRISBANE, Australia — Before Jalen Green joined the Houston Rockets, becoming the NBA’s highest-drafted Asian-American player, he had already seen firsthand how passionate Filipinos were about the game he loved to play.

It is partly for this reason that he joins forces with the new East Asian Super League as an ambassador, joining Baron Davis, Metta World Peace and Shane Battier.

The eight-team pan-regional league will kick off in October and will feature winners and runners-up from the Japanese, South Korean and Philippine leagues as well as champions Taiwan and the Bay Area Dragons, a roster of players from across greater China. based in Manila for Season 1.

Green, who grew up in California with his Filipino mother, Bree Purganan, already had a large following before being selected second overall in the draft and made the NBA All-Rookie Team for 2021-22. He played for the United States in international youth tournaments and he got a taste of the game in the Philippines during a trip to Manila in 2019.

“The love and support from the Philippines…this experience has opened my eyes to how important basketball is to the country,” Green said. “In the Philippines, they call me ‘idol’.”

It could make him the next big thing.

The country’s most legendary sports export, former world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao, is a huge basketball fan and met Green.

“He’s a competitor, and sport isn’t just a career for him, it’s his way of life,” Green said of the lessons he takes from Pacquiao’s approach to professional sport. “That’s the type of mindset you need to have to be the best at what you do. That’s the ultimate goal, to be the best.

The Rockets already have a large fan base in Asia, with Yao Ming’s eight seasons with Houston exponentially raising the profile of the sport in China.

National leagues have grown, and now the home-and-away regional league will further bolster the development of basketball in the world’s most populous continent.

“I want to inspire the next generation of hoops in Asia and elevate the game in the region,” Green said. “I see the East Asian Super League as the gateway for Asian players to get to the NBA.

“It’s going to bring a different dynamic to the region…it’s something Asian basketball needs to take to the next level.”

East Asian Super League chief executive Matt Beyer said the collaboration with Green, who will feature in marketing, behind-the-scenes content and make appearances, would be “highly synergistic”.

“Jalen Green is the best Asian star in the NBA and has a deep understanding of the market, while being loved by fans in Asia,” Beyer said. “He also cares deeply about the sport and believes helping to elevate the game in Asia is part of his heritage. (He) now has a new way of doing it.

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