Latest High school basketball News

A look at Brittney Griner's career on, off basketball court

Aug. 04, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

A timeline of key events in Brittney Griner's career on and off the basketball court: Oct. 18, 1990: Brittney Griner was born in Houston. 2009: Led Nimitz High School to Texas 5A girls basketball state championship game where they lost. The 6-foot-7 star dunked 52...

Former coach criminally charged in naked ‘fat test’ case

Jul. 21, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A successful Rhode Island high school basketball coach was criminally charged Thursday by authorities who say that for years he asked male student-athletes to remove their clothes while alone with him so he could check their body fat. Aaron Thomas, 55, who...

Kiki Rice, Colin Sahlman win national prep athletes of year

Jul. 19, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Basketball player Kiki Rice and cross country runner Colin Sahlman have been named national high school athletes of the year. Rice, of Washington, is the ninth female basketball player to win the award sponsored by Gatorade since it began in 2003. Sahlman, of...

Long-running defamation lawsuit by coach finally settled

Jul. 12, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A Twin Cities area woman has agreed to settle a defamation lawsuit filed by her daughter's basketball coach in a long-running case revived by the Minnesota Supreme Court. Julie Bowlin, 55, of Chanhassen, has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit filed...

Man gets life in prison for killing of Santa Fe prep star

Jun. 23, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting a Santa Fe High School star basketball player after a fight at a house party nearly two years ago has been sentenced to life in prison. A New Mexico district court judge gave 18-year-old Estevan Montoya the maximum sentence...

Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson dies at age 26

Jun. 22, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

Jaylon Ferguson, who set an FBS record for career sacks while at Louisiana Tech and then played the past three seasons in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens, has died. He was 26. Police said Wednesday the cause of death was still to be determined. “On June 21, 2022,...

After review, Indiana district ends `peace pipe' routine

Jun. 15, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana school district that adopted a Native American mascot nearly a century ago has dropped a basketball pregame routine where students dressed as American Indians performed a “peace pipe" ceremony. The Anderson Community Schools' athletic teams...

At 85, Georgia man maintains devotion to high school sports

Jun. 12, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — George Groover holds a special place in the hearts of people who love Gainesville High athletics. At 85, the longtime supporter of all things Red Elephants has served in every role imaginable to support their sports teams. And still blessed...

Diabate, Houstan staying in NBA draft and leaving Michigan

Jun. 01, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan standout freshmen Moussa Diabate and Caleb Houstan are staying in the NBA draft. Diabate and Houstan had to make a decision to stay in school, or to remain in the draft, by Wednesday. The 6-foot-11 Diabate started 26 of 32 games for...

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...