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Mobley, Cunningham, Bates finalists for Gatorade hoops award

Mar. 26, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

Evan Mobley of California, Cade Cunningham of Texas and Emoni Bates of Michigan were named the finalists Thursday for Gatorade's national player of the year in high school basketball. Mobley is ranked as No. 1 high school senior in the country, using 247 Sports’ composite rankings of recruits. Cunningham...

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo, Dayton's Obi Toppin, left, celebrates scoring his 1,000th career point with head coach Anthony Grant after an NCAA college basketball game against Duquesne, in Dayton, Ohio. Toppin and Grant have claimed top honors from The Associated Press after leading the Flyers to a No. 3 final ranking. Toppin was voted the AP men's college basketball player of the year, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Grant is the AP coach of the year. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

Dayton double: Flyers' Toppin, Grant claim AP top honors

Mar. 24, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

Obi Toppin and Anthony Grant spent the season transforming Dayton from an unranked team that wasn’t even picked to win its conference into one of the nation's best, complete with the most wins in program history. The pair behind the Flyers' remarkable rise claimed The Associated Press’ top...

The Auburn fan section got creative by placing paper plate faces on the seats during the Class 1C boys high school basketball tournament championship game against Ogallala at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Lincoln, Neb. Crowds were limited to staff and immediate family due to concerns over the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

Coronavirus putting a damper on prep tourneys across country

Mar. 14, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Wis. (AP) — There were no pep bands, no cheerleaders and only about 200 fans as the high school rivals faced off in a playoff game that might have drawn close to 2,000 in just about any other circumstance. Instead, it was a small crowd that watched Brookfield Central and Brookfield East stage a...

FILE - In this Friday, March 6, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, at podium, announces the state's first confirmed case of the new coronavirus at a news conference in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear recommended Thursday, March 12, 2020, that the state's schools close for at least two weeks to help combat the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, File)

Kentucky governor urges schools to close at least 2 weeks

Mar. 12, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's schools should close for at least two weeks, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday in ramping up the state's efforts to contain the new coronavirus. His recommendation wasn't a mandate but he strongly urged leaders of K-12 schools — both public and private — to...

Coach in trouble for letting twerking tour film video in gym

Mar. 5, 2020 7:54 AM EST

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A high school basketball coach is in some hot water over letting a celebrity twerker use the Miami Beach Senior High gym to make a video during her Feb. 22 “Twerk Tour” stop. In the Feb. 22 video, Nastya Nass, who has 6.8 million Instagram followers, led a group of 47...

Oklahoma game announcer removed for 'disgusting' comment

Feb. 24, 2020 4:46 PM EST

NEWKIRK, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma high school basketball game announcer called the names of the opposing team's players “disgusting,” and was later removed from the game by the school's superintendent. The announcer at Newkirk High School, whose name has not been released, said during player...

Flowers and photos honor members of the Altobelli family outside Angel Stadium, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. Coach John Altobelli, 56, far right, his wife, Keri, 43, second from left, and his daughter Alyssa, 13, left, died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 in Calabasas. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Love of basketball put Bryant, others on final fatal flight

Feb. 24, 2020 10:57 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The six passengers traveling with Kobe Bryant and his daughter in the helicopter that crashed into a Southern California mountainside last month were joined by their love of basketball. Among them, two teammates of Bryant's 13-old-daughter, a coach with a rising profile in girls'...

FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice speaks at a roundtable in Huntington, W.Va. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has offered a conditional apology for calling a high school girls basketball team “thugs,

Governor who called girls 'thugs' says sorry if he offended

Feb. 14, 2020 5:36 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Friday offered a conditional apology for calling a high school girls basketball team “thugs," saying he didn't know the remarks would cause any trouble. Justice has drawn criticism for using the term after a scuffle broke out at a heated...

William Moore, left, Anthony Wilson, center, and Jeffrey Wilson, right, speak at a conversation and private screening of

Brothers of Chicago prep basketball star forgive his killer

Feb. 14, 2020 6:31 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The brothers of Chicago high school basketball star Ben Wilson, who was viewed as the top player in the nation before his murder in 1984, said Thursday they have forgiven the shooter. Anthony Wilson said he was asked if he was crazy for meeting William Moore, the man convicted of gunning...

Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers talks to his players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Los Angeles, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Chicagoans: City not just NBA host, it's the Mecca of hoops

Feb. 13, 2020 2:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The NBA is headquartered in New York. Anthony Davis, one of the game’s biggest names, plays in Los Angeles. Both, unquestionably, are world-class cities. But in Davis’ eyes, they both pale to his hometown. And this weekend, the Chicago native believes the eyes of the basketball...