Latest High school basketball News

Reggie Warford, Kentucky's first Black 4-year player, dies

May. 26, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Reggie Warford, who was Kentucky’s second Black men’s basketball player and first Black basketball player to graduate, has died. He was 67. Kentucky basketball spokeswoman Deb Moore said Warford’s wife, Marisa, notified coach John Calipari that Warford...

Rapper J. Cole to play pro basketball in Canada

May. 19, 2022 22:32 PM EDT

SCARBOROUGH, Ontario (AP) — Rapper J. Cole will play another season of pro basketball, this time in Canada. The Canadian Elite Basketball League tweeted Thursday night that the 37-year-old rapper will join the Scarborough Shooting Stars in the coming season as a guard. The season...

New league for prep standouts sends 2 players to NBA combine

May. 19, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

They took a chance on each other: The teenage power forward from New Jersey on the start-up league. The start-up league on the young player with immense talent. Dominick Barlow received on-the-job training — and a six-figure salary — to skip college and join Overtime Elite, a new...

Man convicted in fatal shooting of a Santa Fe star athlete

May. 17, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting of a Santa Fe High School basketball star nearly two years ago. A jury on Tuesday returned the verdict against Estevan Montoya in the August 2020 shooting of Fedonta “JB” White. ...

Innocence claims denied in death of Chris Paul's grandfather

Apr. 28, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Judges denied the innocence claims Thursday of four men who were convicted of killing the grandfather of NBA star Chris Paul when they were teens, even though a key witness has recanted her testimony. In 2020, the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry...

Michigan's Diabate enters draft, Dickinson staying in school

Apr. 25, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan freshman Moussa Diabate is entering the NBA draft. The 6-foot-11 forward announced his plans on Monday, a day after standout center Hunter Dickinson decided to return for his junior season. Diabate started 26 of 32 games for the...

Oregon High School on probation after racist behavior probe

Apr. 22, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

CLATSKANIE, Ore. (AP) — An investigator has determined that Clatskanie High School girls basketball players in northwest Oregon “more likely than not” used racist language against members of the De La Salle team during a game in Clatskanie in December 2021. As a result,...

Woman charged in crash death of former pro basketball player

Apr. 19, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A woman who crashed her car into a Memphis house has been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of a former college and pro basketball player found dead in the home, prosecutors said Tuesday. Miracle Renee Rutherford, 19, was indicted in the death of...

Purdue recruits again earn most AP Indiana all-state votes

Apr. 14, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

Purdue's recruits are making a clean sweep of this year's Indiana high school basketball awards. Just two weeks after Westfield guard Braden Smith and Homestead guard Fletcher Loyer finished first and second in the 2022 IndyStar Mr. Basketball Award voting, they've done it again. And...

List of Associated Press 2022 Indiana boys all-state teams

Apr. 14, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

These are the results of The Associated Press 2022 Indiana boys all-state teams released on Thursday as selected by a statewide panel of sports writers, broadcasters and coaches. FIRST TEAM Braden Smith, 6-0, Westfield, Sr. Fletcher Loyer, 6-4,...