High school basketball

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, students play basketball at Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation. Basketball is woven in the fabric of Native American life. Now, during a global pandemic, the balls have all but stopped bouncing. Already hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, Native Americans are faced with life without basketball — or any other sport - for the forseeable future. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 23, 2020 - 12:11 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Basketball is woven into the fabric of Native American life. Kids dribble balls on dirt courts and shoot at makeshift rims on some reservations while tournaments are held in state-of-the art buildings on others. Players and fans may travel hundreds of miles to play and watch games of...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, former Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant listens to a question as he meets with students at Andrew Hamilton School in Philadelphia. The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by the late Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon's death in a helicopter crash. The Thousand Oaks-based facility announced Tuesday, May 12, 2020, it would return to its original name of Sports Academy and retire the “Mamba” name to the rafters. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 12, 2020 - 7:34 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by Kobe Bryant has retired his “Mamba” nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball icon's death in a helicopter crash. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other people were killed...
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In an otherwise empty ballpark, a grounds crew member continues to keep the Seattle Mariners' field in playing shape as the ballpark goes into its seventh week without baseball played because of the coronavirus outbreak Monday, May 11, 2020, in Seattle. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball owners have given the go-ahead to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 12, 2020 - 7:15 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The California Collegiate Athletic Association has suspended all fall sports for the upcoming year, the league announced on Tuesday. The NCAA Division II conference currently has 13 members but will lose one with...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, Ypsilanti Lincoln's Emoni Bates shoots against River Rouge during the Tip Off Classic high school basketball game in Ypsilanti, Mich. Michigan Associated Press Division I Player of the Year Emoni Bates does not appear interested in reclassifying to graduate from Ypsilanti Lincoln High School next year. The 6-foot-9 sophomore has been projected to potentially be taken No. 1 overall in the 2022 NBA Draft. (Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News via AP, File)
April 14, 2020 - 11:39 am
Emoni Bates of Michigan was awakened with good news on Tuesday. Bates was named Gatorade's national player of the year in high school basketball, becoming the first sophomore to win the award, and was informed during a FaceTime call with Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum. “I was shocked and real...
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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)
March 24, 2020 - 12:01 pm
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...
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A Platteville High School basketball fan has his pick of seats as the team plays against Arcadia High School during their Division 3 semifinal game at the WIAA girls state basketball tournament Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon, Wis. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declared a public health emergency, the state Capitol closed to formal tours and the state high school athletics association moved to drastically limit attendance at remaining winter tournaments Thursday as officials scrambled to prevent the further spread of the new coronavirus in Wisconsin.(Dan Powers/The Post-Crescent via AP)
March 14, 2020 - 2:06 am
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...
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February 24, 2020 - 4:45 pm
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...
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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)
February 24, 2020 - 10:56 am
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...
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William Moore, left, Anthony Wilson, center, and Jeffrey Wilson, right, speak at a conversation and private screening of "Both Sides of the Gun," at Malcolm X College, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Chicago. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
February 14, 2020 - 6:31 am
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...
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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)
February 13, 2020 - 2:04 pm
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 world...
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