Latest High school basketball News

New hoops league for prep standouts signs deal with Gatorade

Oct. 18, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A startup basketball league with goals of giving high school players another option besides the college route has added Gatorade as its first brand sponsor. Overtime Elite (OTE) announced the multiyear deal to The Associated Press on Monday. The terms...

At Earl Monroe high school, students major in basketball biz

Oct. 06, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told a group of high school students Wednesday that for every player in the league, there are 100 jobs connected to pro basketball. Those students are learning skills that may someday help them get one. ...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 29, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

The (Huntington) Herald-Dispatch. Sept. 28, 2021. Editorial: Toyota is a regional success that hasn’t been matched In mid-1995, this part of West Virginia was a finalist as Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, as it was then called, looked for...

WVa governor withdraws from consideration as boys coach

Sep. 22, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has withdrawn from consideration as the coach of a boys high school basketball team where he already is the girls coach. In a letter to the Greenbrier Board of Education on Tuesday, Justice asked that a boys coach...

Review: Johnson explores violence against Native Americans

Sep. 21, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

“Daughter of the Morning Star,” by Craig Johnson (Viking) Cheyenne Tribal Police Chief Lolo Long’s niece, Jayla, star of the Lame Deer Lady Stars High School basketball team, is in danger. The girl has been getting credible death threats, so Long asks her friend,...

Classmate in college bribery trial: Recruit's profile bogus

Sep. 18, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — One of the students prosecutors say was admitted to the University of Southern California with bogus athletic credentials as part of the college admissions bribery scheme didn’t even make her high school’s varsity basketball team, a former classmate testified at trial. ...

Rhode Island focuses vaccination effort on high schoolers

Sep. 15, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Daniel McKee and other state officials urged high school students Wednesday to get a coronavirus vaccine if they want to ensure a normal school year that includes a full range of extracurricular activities including sports. “One key piece of...

Michigan State AD Alan Haller plans to make changes on Day 1

Sep. 02, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — New Michigan State athletic director Alan Haller said Thursday he will unveil a restructuring plan within the department next week. Haller shared some ideas with reporters such as having football and basketball games on the same day as other...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 25, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Aug. 23, 2021. Editorial: Justice’s COVID plan is to do nothing On the same day that active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia hit more than 10,500 — more than 10 times the number from early last month — Gov. Jim Justice...

WVa governor's bid to become boys basketball coach rejected

Aug. 23, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice won't be moonlighting as the coach of a boys high school basketball team where he already is the girls coach. The Greenbrier County Board of Education on Monday rejected a motion to hire Justice as the boys coach at...