Latest High school basketball News

Bidders vie for Obama's high school basketball jersey

Aug. 16, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Bidding was drawing to a close Friday for a basketball jersey believed to have been worn by President Barack Obama. Peter Noble was a student at a prestigious and elite Honolulu prep school when he grabbed a basketball jersey that was destined for the trash. Years later he saw an old photo...

Portland State: Shooting victim was basketball player

Aug. 3, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University has confirmed that a man fatally shot Friday at a house in the city was a basketball player at the school. The school said in a statement that it "mourns the tragic loss of student-athlete Deante Strickland." Strickland, 22, played basketball at Portland...

'Basketball or Nothing' covers hoop dreams on Navajo Nation

Aug. 1, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — High school basketball fans in Arizona and New Mexico likely know all about "rez ball" — a run-and-gun, pass-cut-and-shoot style of play popular in Native American communities. The style excites fans and allows teams without big centers to wear down opponents by running them...

Man admits to posing as teen basketball player, groping girl

Jul. 23, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A 26-year-old man was sentenced to probation Tuesday after pleading guilty to posing as a 17-year-old student so he could play basketball at a Dallas high school and groping a 14-year-old girl. Under a deal with Dallas County prosecutors, Sidney Gilstrap-Portley received six years' probation...

Georgia Sports Writers Awards

Jul. 22, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Winners of the 2018 Georgia Sports Writers Association contest. All were recognized at the organization's annual meeting in Lawrenceville, Georgia, on Sunday: DIVISION I Best Event Story On Deadline - Pro/College Sports 1. Travis Jaudon, Savannah Morning News (Ga. Southern wins...

Board votes to create 4 classes for high school hoops

Jul. 10, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — High school basketball teams in West Virginia are being divided into four classes instead of three, creating a larger and longer state tournament for at least the next two years. News outlets report the West Virginia Board of Education voted Wednesday to accept a Secondary School...

Pruitt commits minor violation by saluting his high school

Jul. 10, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt committed a minor NCAA violation earlier this year by tweeting out his congratulations when the high school he attended won an Alabama state basketball title. Pruitt tweeted "Congratulations Robi Coker and Plainview High School on back to back...

Phoenix school names replacement for ex-NBA player coach

Jul. 8, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona State University point guard has been named to replace NBA veteran Mike Bibby as a Phoenix high school head coach. The Arizona Republic reported Monday that Curtis Millage will take over for Bibby who was terminated from his coaching position at Shadow Mountain High School...

Acclaimed prep basketball coach Gene Pingatore dies at 83

Jun. 27, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

WESTCHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Gene Pingatore, the winningest boys' basketball coach in Illinois history who gained national attention when he appeared in the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams," has died. He was 83. Ronald Hoover, principal at St. Joseph High School in Westchester, says Pingatore died Wednesday at...