High school basketball

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, file photo, College Football Hall of Fame inductee London Fletcher, left, and his high school and college coach Mike Moran pose following their surprise reunion and ride on the Goodyear Blimp in Cleveland. It's been an emotional whirlwind lately for Fletcher, who was enshrined last week in the Washington Redskins' Ring of Honor. He'll soon become a member of the College Football Hall of Fame — inducted along with Goodyear's iconic blimp, the first non-player or coach elected. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)
October 02, 2019 - 9:19 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — London Fletcher looked down and traced his unlikely path to football stardom. From more than 1,000 feet above his hometown, Fletcher gazed out one of the Goodyear Blimp's gondola windows and memories flashed before him. Below, he could see his childhood home on Giddings Road, where...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) controls the ball in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix. A sweat-stained jersey James wore while playing Ohio high school basketball and during his first Sports Illustrated magazine cover shoot as a teenager in 2002 is being auctioned. The online auction listing says the gold mesh jersey from the NBA star’s days with the St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish in Akron features green lettering with the word “Irish” and number 23, the number he’d later wear for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The auction runs until Oct. 19. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
September 29, 2019 - 1:26 pm
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A sweat-stained jersey LeBron James wore while playing Ohio high school basketball and during his first Sports Illustrated magazine cover shoot as a teenager in 2002 is being auctioned. The online auction listing says the gold mesh jersey from the NBA star's days with the St...
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Former NBA players Kobe Bryant, left, and Tony Parker talk during the first-place match between Spain and Argentina in the FIBA Basketball World Cup at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 16, 2019 - 11:08 am
BEIJING (AP) — Kobe Bryant went to China for the first time in 1998, making the trip to Beijing to help operate an instructional basketball clinic for about a dozen kids. The local coaches working with him didn't know a lot about the game. Barely anyone noticed that an NBA player was in town...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2008, file photo, President-elect Barack Obama greets well-wishers after playing basketball at Punahou School in Honolulu. Bidding was drawing to a close Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, for a basketball No. 23 Punahou School jersey believed to have been worn by Obama. Obama the wore that number during the 1978-79 school year in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)
August 16, 2019 - 2:23 pm
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...
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August 16, 2019 - 1:00 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Bidding is under way for a basketball jersey believed to have been worn by President Barack Obama when he was in high school. As of Wednesday, thebid was $43,000 for the No. 23 Punahou School jersey. Obama wore that number during the 1978-79 school year. Peter Noble, who was three...
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Portland police respond to a fatal shooting in Northeast Portland, Ore., on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. The Portland Police Bureau says officers responding to a shooting report just after 2 p.m. Friday found multiple victims injured. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)
August 03, 2019 - 12:34 am
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...
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This image released by The WorkShop shows a scene from "Basketball or Nothing," a new docuseries that examines the hoops dreams of a rural, Arizona town in the heart of the Navajo Nation. The six-episode series debuts Friday on Netflix. (The WorkShop via AP)
August 01, 2019 - 3:59 pm
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...
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Sidney Gilstrap-Portley, 26, leaves the 291st District Court after pleading guilty to three felony charges of tampering with a government record and one charge of indecency with a child at the Frank Crowley Courts building in Dallas, on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Gilstrap-Portley posed as a 17-year-old Hillcrest High School student when he was 25. (Lynda M. Gonzalez/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 6:58 pm
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'...
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June 27, 2019 - 6:08 pm
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...
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Rui Hachimura, a Gonzaga junior college basketball player from Japan, attends the NBA Draft media availability, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in New York. The draft will be held Thursday, June 20. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 20, 2019 - 2:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rui Hachimura used to adore a manga and anime series called "Slam Dunk," which followed a high school basketball team's trials and tribulations and helped bring the sport into the Japanese consciousness. Though Hachimura was born in Toyama Prefecture two years after the series ended...
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