basketball team – Eight FUT http://eight-fut.com/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 14:16:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://eight-fut.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-26T105543.185-150x150.png basketball team – Eight FUT http://eight-fut.com/ 32 32 TCC basketball teams head to tournament https://eight-fut.com/tcc-basketball-teams-head-to-tournament/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 01:50:07 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/tcc-basketball-teams-head-to-tournament/ The Tacoma Community College (TCC) men’s and women’s basketball teams have earned a spot in the AFAC tournament, which will be held March 17-20 and March 26-27 at the Walt Price Fitness Center at Everett Community College. The event will be broadcast live on the AFAC website. Titan women’s basketball team Under head coach Jennifer […]]]>

The Tacoma Community College (TCC) men’s and women’s basketball teams have earned a spot in the AFAC tournament, which will be held March 17-20 and March 26-27 at the Walt Price Fitness Center at Everett Community College. The event will be broadcast live on the AFAC website.

Titan women’s basketball team

Under head coach Jennifer Keyes, who has steadily built the women’s program over the past three years, the team has gone from an uneven start to a winning season.

“We’ve had some ups and downs since the season started in November, but we have a great group of kids who compete really hard and have bonded really hard over the last 6 months,” Keyes said. “I hope our experience and the magic of March Madness helps us win a tournament match or two!

Keyes is assisted by Keeshia Thomas and Shoni Pritchett, who played at the TCC from 2016 to 2018 and joined the team as a coach this season.

The team’s statistics managers are:



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Freshman point guard, Shiho Isono, #20. Isono is an international student-athlete from Japan. In conference, she averages 19.3 points per game on 40% shooting from the field, 84% from the free throw line. With 3.9 interceptions, she is one of the Titans’ best defensemen.



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Second-year guard, Adrienne Washington, #30. Washington is averaging 9.9 points per game on 40.3 percent shooting on goal in the conference and also contributing 7.9 rebounds and 2.6 steals. Adrienne will be graduating in the spring with her AA DTA. She also signed a scholarship with Eastern Oregon University where she will continue her career as a volleyball player.



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Second year, Makanalani Montoya, #3. Montoya is contributing 7.6 points per game on 31.9 percent shooting and 84.6 percent from the free throw line. She has an assist-to-spin ratio of 1.1. Montoya is an exercise science major graduating in March and is a team captain.

Titan men’s basketball team

For the men’s team, the berth in the tournament could be an important step on the Titan’s path back to status as one of the most dominant programs in AFAC history. The team is led by head coach Rashi Wortham, a former Foss High School and Titan Basketball player who was part of the winning team in the TCC’s NWAC Tournament in 2002. Wortham is assisted by Turner Cagle, who played for Lincoln High School, and David Brown, who played professional basketball.

“Our guys played hard and trusted each other. They trusted the process,” Wortham said. “It’s hard to change the culture, but the guys really listen, they really rely on what I say, and they play as hard as they can.”

Wortham has relied on the core of solid players he found when he started coaching at TCC last year. He hopes to reestablish TCC as the hub of basketball talent in Tacoma.

“The pros, the overseas guys would come back out of season and play with us. Covid has changed that. This spring, if we can, I’d like the local players to come back. That the program isn’t just for TCC , but for the South Sound and Tacoma.

The team’s statistics managers are:



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Jared Franklin, #33, 2n/aas a sophomore*, averaging 13 points and 8 rebounds.



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Solomon McGuiness, #5, 3rd-sophomore year*, averaging 13 points and 7 rebounds.



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Jourdan Joseph, #3, first year student



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Alileyon Ford, #10, NWAC’s second-best 3-point shooter

“Our leadership comes from the defensive presence of our second point guard Bryce Parker,” Wortham said. “He keeps the best players day after day.”

*Athletes normally have two years of athletic eligibility to play at a community college. In 2020-21, athletes gained a third year of eligibility due to the pandemic.

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Stars in the Making: Ranking the NBA’s Best Draft Prospects This Year | brand voice https://eight-fut.com/stars-in-the-making-ranking-the-nbas-best-draft-prospects-this-year-brand-voice/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 15:57:35 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/stars-in-the-making-ranking-the-nbas-best-draft-prospects-this-year-brand-voice/ Details When we talk about the “future” of college basketball, it most likely means reaching the biggest league of them all: the NBA. The NBA is where champions are created and legacies are planted. It’s almost every player’s dream to make it to the NBA. Each year, the NBA selects a few players who deserve […]]]>

When we talk about the “future” of college basketball, it most likely means reaching the biggest league of them all: the NBA. The NBA is where champions are created and legacies are planted. It’s almost every player’s dream to make it to the NBA.

Each year, the NBA selects a few players who deserve to live their dreams big. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the top prospects likely to make it to the NBA this year.

Chet Holmgren – Gonzaga Bulldogs

  • 14.4 points per game
  • 9.7 rebounds per game
  • 3.6 blocks per game
  • 61.6 FG%

Although Chet Holmgren plays center, he moves faster and better than most guys at his position. The only problem is that Holmgren might not be able to handle the NBA basketball physique. In a game against Duke, players like Paolo Banchero easily went toe to toe with him. Obviously, Holmgren didn’t like the physical game.

Scouts see the upside and potential in Chet Holmgren, and he’s currently considered the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft. Before he decides to turn pro, Chet Holmgren and the Bulldogs will have a tough fight in this year’s tournament. March Madness odds have Gonzaga at +400 at the time of this writing.

Jabari Smith – Auburn Tigers

  • 16.9 points per game
  • 6.9 rebounds per game
  • 42.5 3P%

A crucial skill that every NBA team wants in a player’s repertoire is the three-point shot. Jabari Smith of the Auburn Tigers is a 6’8 foot forward who can make it rain from the arc. Shooting an incredible 42.5 from the three-point line, Smith’s three-point prowess is a welcome addition to any NBA team.

When Jabari Smith isn’t shooting from the arc, he enjoys getting baskets on open runs and layups. He can also defend, averaging 1.1 steals per game and knocking out opposing players. Currently, Smith should move up to 2nd, but that could improve with a solid outing this March Madness. Look for Jabari Smith to help lift the Tigers this season.

Paolo Banchero – Duke Blue Devils

  • 16.9 points per game
  • 7.8 rebounds per game
  • 3.0 assists per game

In their match against Chet Holmgren and the Gonzaga Bulldogs, scouts got a first look at what Paolo Banchero could do in the big leagues. Banchero scored 21 points to help the Duke Blue Devils to an 84-81 win over the Bulldogs. Teams looking for a player to integrate into their attacking system should have no problem inserting Paolo Banchero into their roster.

As a talented scorer, Banchero can get points from jumpers and drive to the basket. He also shows an ability to hit those three points. He should be third overall in the repechage. However, if he continues to show off his polished game, a push to the 1st choice isn’t at all impossible.

Jaden Ivey – Purdue Boilermakers

  • 17.4 points per game
  • 4.8 rebounds per game
  • 3.1 assists per game

If you’re looking for the most physically gifted player in this year’s draft pool, look no further than Jaden Ivy. Standing at 6’4 feet with a wingspan reaching almost 6-10, he has that explosiveness you rarely see in college levels. As a player for the FIBA ​​U19 USA men’s basketball team, he continues his outstanding game.

Consistency is where Ivey fails to have. He needs to improve consistency, shooting off the dribble and decision-making to increase his draft stock. Apart from these issues, Ivey is a very capable player to succeed in the NBA.

AJ Griffin – Duke Blue Devils

  • 10.4 points per game
  • 3.8 rebounds per game
  • 48.7 3P%

NBA teams looking for a heavy wing should consider getting AJ Griffin from Duke. Standing 6-foot-6 and weighing over 222 pounds, he is one of the best three-point shooters in college basketball. Looking at Griffin’s physique, he has the same build as Jaylen Brown. Speaking of three-pointers, Griffin shoots a sizzling 48.7% from the arc.

AJ Griffin’s main issues are his decision-making and speed. When he’s not shooting, he’s just a big body on the floor. However, Griffin’s potential is high. Although he lacks speed, his slow shot is smooth as silk.

Averaging just 10.4 points per game, the game against North Carolina showed Griffin could quickly explode up the scoring column. In that game, he helped Duke win over North Carolina 87-67, with 27 points and a 50 3%P under his belt.

Conclusion

March Madness is ready to go into full swing, and we’re all excited to see who emerges victorious this year. Will Gonzaga get revenge on Baylor? Will Baylor stay on top? Or will there be a dominant team this year? The scouts will be spoiled because they will be able to see the best players at the collegiate level. Although there are other players eligible for the NBA Draft, the players mentioned above are among the top prospects who can make it to the NBA.

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100 greatest comic basketball players of all time | VIDEO https://eight-fut.com/100-greatest-comic-basketball-players-of-all-time-video/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 13:28:10 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/100-greatest-comic-basketball-players-of-all-time-video/ Former Harlem Globetrotters great Goose Tatum and Marques Haynes with a fan with their new form team, the Harlem Magicians, in 1958. – photo provided *(Detroit-MI)- the American Basketball Hall of Fame announced its list of 100 of Barnstorming’s greatest comedic basketball players of all time. For a long time, many of these players were […]]]>

Former Harlem Globetrotters great Goose Tatum and Marques Haynes with a fan with their new form team, the Harlem Magicians, in 1958. – photo provided

*(Detroit-MI)- the American Basketball Hall of Fame announced its list of 100 of Barnstorming’s greatest comedic basketball players of all time. For a long time, many of these players were overlooked by the NBA and halls of fame and forgotten by fans.

Many of these players could have played in the NBA and few on this list have played in the NBA and have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the American Basketball Hall of Fame.

Comedy basketball dates back to 1927 with the first comedy basketball team the Harlem Globetrotters and then 1934 with the Harlem Clowns, many fans only know the Harlem Globetrotters, but since the 1930s there have been many comedy basketball teams like Harlem Roadkings, Harlem Stars, Harlem Travels, Harlem Magicians, Harlem Satellites, Harlem Ambassadors, Harlem Diplomats, Harlem Wizards and Meadowlark Lemon Harlem All-Stars and many more. Today, many of these teams still travel the globe.

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American Basketball Hall of Fame (logo)

In the 1950s, on several occasions, the Harlem Globetrotters played on the same card as the NBA to help attract fans. A lot of the things you see in the NBA today come from comic basketball and America’s urban playground. The 3-point shot, hook, slam dunk, cross dribble, and whimsical pass also come from comedy basketball. Many comedic basketball players have very long careers like Marques Haynes and Meadowlark Lemon, have played for over 50 years and have visited over 100 counties.

The goal of the American Basketball Hall of Fame, based in the city of Detroit, is to form an organization called the Comedy Basketball Retrieved Players Association (CBRPA) to assist recovered players and recognize comedian basketball players each year. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has inducted approximately 10 comedic basketball players and owners into the Hall of Fame, and over the past 5 years they have honored players like Tyrone “Hollywood” Brown of the Harlem Globetrotters with the Mannie Jackson Award and LaMont “ShowBoat” Robinson of the Harlem Clowns who has been nominated 5 times for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

COMEDY BASKETBALL LEGENDS OF ALL TIME

DONALD “DUCKY” MOORE – HARLEM/HG AMBASSADORS

PAXTON “SUGAR” LUMPKIN – HARLEM AMBASSADORS

CORNY FREEMAN – HARLEM AMBASSADORS

BILL “RED” TURNER – HARLEM AMBASSADORS

“LIL” ARTHUR DOUGLAS – HARLEM AMBASSADORS

LAMONT “SHOWBOAT” ROBINSON – HARLEM CLOWNS

EURAL McKELVY – HARLEM CLOWNS/HG

AL “RUNT” PULLINS – HARLEM CLOWNS/HG

STANLEY “CHICO” BURRELL HARLEM CLOWNS/HG

HERB SCAIFE HARLEM CLOWNS

BOB “TICK” WOODS – CLOWNS OF HARLEM

JAMES WOOLEY, Jr – CLOWNS OF HARLEM

EDDIE HURT – CLOWNS OF HARLEM

JACKIE WHITE – CLOWNS OF HARLEM

GEORGE MOORE – CLOWNS OF HARLEM

SUG MORRISON – CLOWNS OF HARLEM

CLAY “SHOWBOAT” RAY – CLOWNS OF HARLEM

WAYNE “AIR RARE” – CLOWNS OF HARLEM

ART “BONE” SMITH – ART SMITH – CLOWNS OF HARLEM

ROBERT COOPER – CLOWNS OF HARLEM

HOWIE RAND – CLOWNS OF HARLEM

GOOSE Jr, – HARLEM DIPLOMATS

NEAL HUMPHREY – HARLEM DIPLOMAT

HARVEY “HOOKS” – HARLEM DIPLOMATS

LEMON MEADOWLARK – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

FRED “CURLY” NEAL – GLOBETROTTERS OF HARLEM

REECE “GOOSE” TATUM – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

TYRONE “HOLLYWOOD” BROWN – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

BOBBY HUNTER – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

“CURLEY BOO” JOHNSON – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

PAUL “SHOWTIME” GAFFNEY – GLOBETROTTERS OF HARLEM

MICHAEL “WILD THING” WILSON – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

BRANDS HAYNES – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

SAMMY GEE – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

LOUIS “SWEET LOU” DUNBAR – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

MICHAEL “MEMPHIS” ​​DOUGLAS – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

BOBBY JOE MASON – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

“JUMPIN” JACKIE JACKSON – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

EARVIN “MAGIC” JOHNSON – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS/NBA

TED STRONG – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

BOID BUIE – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

OSBORNE LOCKHART – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

WOODY SAULDSBERRY – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS/NBA

CONNIE “THE HAWK” HAWKINS – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS / NBA

LEON HILLARD – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

NATHANIEL “SWEETWATER” CLIFTON – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS/NBA

REGGIE “AIRMAN” DIXSON – GLOBETROTTERS OF HARLEM

JAMES “TWIGGY” SANDERS – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

OTIS KEY – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

LYNETTE WOODARD – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS/WNBA

MATTHEW “SHOWBIZ” JACKSON – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

BILLY RAY HOBLEY – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

ROBERT “SHOWBOAT” ROOM – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

KEVIN “SPECIAL” DALEY – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

MANNIE JACKSON – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

WHEELER SAM “BOOM-BOOM” – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

WILLIAM “ROOKIE” BROWN – GLOBETROTTERS OF HARLEM

LARRY “SHORTY” COLEMAN – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

HUBERT “GEESE” AUSBIE – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

WILT CHAMBERLAIN – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS/NBA

HAROLD “BOBO” HUBBARD – GLOBETROTTERS OF HARLEM

WILLIAM “POP” GATES – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

BABE PRESSLEY – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

LARRY “GATOR” RIVERS – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

“JUMPIN” JOHNNY WILSON – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

PABLO ROBERTSON – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

“JUMPIN” JOHNNY KLINE – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

ERMER ROBINSON – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

JC GIPSON – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

ERNEST WAGNER – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

FRANK “SHAKE IN BAKE” STREETY – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

JOSH GRIDER – MAGICIANS OF HARLEM/HG

EUGENE JOHNSON – MAGICIANS OF HARLEM

VALENTINO WILLIS – MAGICIANS OF HARLEM

“SUGARFOOT” JOHNSON WILEY – MAGICIANS OF HARLEM

NORRIS SHAPP – MAGICIANS OF HARLEM

KEN SCOTT – MAGICIANS OF HARLEM

JOHN SMITH – MAGICIANS OF HARLEM

PAUL MARTIN – MAGICIANS OF HARLEM

TOMMY GIBSON – MAGICIANS OF HARLEM

BRENT “BJ” JOHNSON – MEADOWLARK LEMON HARLEM ALL-STARS

THE “PEE WEE” HARRISON – MEADOWLARK LEMON’S HARLEM ALL-STARS

ERNEST AUGHBURNS – MEADOWLARK LEMON’S HARLEM ALL-STARS/HG

SHERWIN “SHAKE” DURHAM – MEADOWLARK LEMON’S HARLEM ALL-STARS/HG

TONY MARTIN – MEADOWLARK LEMON’S HARLEM ALL-STARS

MARVIN “DEADEYE” HEMPSTEAD – HARLEM ROADKINGS

HAROLD “CHICO” DAWKINS – HARLEM ROADKINGS

DEMONIO DUKES – HARLEM ROADKINGS

CLEO JOHNSON – HARLEM ROADKINGS

BUCKNER “SHOWBOAT” OF MARLAND – ROADKINGS OF HARLEM

TERRELLE “HANDLES” JONES – HARLEM ROADKINGS

FRANK “SHOWBOAT” GIBSON – HARLEM SATELLITES

MATHEWS “BIG” BILL” – HARLEM SATELLITES

EUGENE “GENE” ANDERSON – HARLEM SATELLITES

AL SCOTT – MAGIC STARS

REX “SHOWBOAT” JONES – HARLEM TRAVELERS

SAM WORTHEN – WIZARDS OF HARLEM

ARNOLD “A-TRAIN” BERNARD/HG

CLARENCE “MUGSY” LEGGETT – WIZARDS OF HARLEM

TOJO – WIZARDS OF HARLEM
source: American Basketball Hall of Fame

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BFI and FIBA ​​backed 3×3 Pro Basketball League to launch Season 3 https://eight-fut.com/bfi-and-fiba-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bbacked-3x3-pro-basketball-league-to-launch-season-3/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 11:08:44 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/bfi-and-fiba-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bbacked-3x3-pro-basketball-league-to-launch-season-3/ Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) backed by 3×3 Pro Basketball League (3BL) are returning for the third consecutive season. The season is set to start in Chandigarh from March 5 with the finals scheduled for March 21, 2022. The announcement was made earlier today by Mr. Rohit Bakshi, Commissioner 3BL […]]]>

Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) backed by 3×3 Pro Basketball League (3BL) are returning for the third consecutive season. The season is set to start in Chandigarh from March 5 with the finals scheduled for March 21, 2022.

The announcement was made earlier today by Mr. Rohit Bakshi, Commissioner 3BL and Ms. Prerna Sharma, Director, 3BL. Also present at the press conference at the Taj Mahal hotel was BFI Secretary General Mr. Chander Mukhi Sharma alongside the top participating Indian and foreign players. Mr. Vikas Bansal and Mr. Rajeev Tiwari, the owners of the Gurugram Masters franchise, which is the reigning champion of the men’s league, were also present.

“We are pleased to grant exclusive rights to 3BL’s professional league as another way for our star players to shine,” said Mr. Chander Mukhi Sharma. “3BL will provide additional revenue and exposure to many Indian basketball athletes.”

“We strongly believe that India will be in the Paris Olympics in 2024. At the end of 3BL Season 3, the FIBA ​​World Ranking 3×3 of Indian teams should be at least 30th, against the current 70th (men’s) and 55th (women’s). This will give India a boost that we have all been waiting for,” Mr Rohit Bakshi said.

“We would like to thank Nivia for coming on board as Official Apparel Partner, Wyndham Chandigarh Mohali as Hospitality and Venue Partner, and Boxo Singh Sports Worldwide Pvt. ltd. as named partner,” Ms. Prerna Sharma said. “Being a female entrepreneur myself, I’m very happy to see our breakthrough Women’s League returning for a second straight season.”

Season 3 of 3BL will air live on Sony LIV, with additional weekly special programming airing on Sony Six.

League format, teams and schedule

Twelve men’s teams and six women’s teams compete in six rounds. Winners will be announced at the end of each round and the winner of the final round will be crowned the overall champion.

Detailed matches and team lists are attached separately.

Besides attractive salaries, cash prizes and FIBA ​​3×3 ranking points for individual players, top teams also have the chance to participate in prestigious FIBA ​​3×3 World Tour events.

“We will defend our title”

Gurugram Masters (men) and Kochi Stars (women) are the defending champions.

“In the 3BL 3 season, we will defend our title and aim for the FIBA ​​3×3 World Tour 2022 Final,” said Mr. Vikas Bansal, Owner of Gurugram Masters.

“We have invested heavily in 3×3 to promote and develop our team this year. We will win the title in Season 3 3BL and shine in the FIBA ​​World Tours 3×3 in 2022,” said Mr. Rajeev Tiwari, Owner of Gurugram Masters.

Top Indian and foreign players welcome 3BL

72 male players (out of 12 teams) and 36 female players (out of 6 teams) from all over India and abroad will participate.

Top Indian National Team Stars such as Raspreet Sidhu (Former Indian National Team Captain), Amjyot Singh Gill (Former NBA G-League Player), Vishesh Bhriguvanshi (Arjuna Awardee), Amritpal Singh (Former Captain from the Indian national team), Stephy Nixon, Palpreet Singh (ex-NBA G-League rookie), Aravind Annadurai, Jagdeep Singh Bains, Akilan Pari and Arvind Arumugam will be in action. Joining them will be 3×3 specialists from around the world, including Indian 3BL stars Inderbir Singh Gill and Bikramjit Gill.

Up-and-coming Indian talents Princepal Singh (former NBA G-League recruit), Sahaij Sekhon, Arvind Kumar and Sejin Mathew among others will make their professional 3×3 debuts.

“It is an honor for me to represent my city franchise, and it is also to play at home,” said Mr. Amjyot Singh Gill of Chandigarh Beasts.

“I thank 3BL for providing such a wonderful platform for Indian basketball players. I look forward to leading my Delhi Divas team to their maiden title,” Ms. Raspreet Sidhu said.

“I am delighted to witness India’s hospitality. Participating in 3BL is a unique opportunity,” said Mr. Carlos Martinez, captain of the Spanish 3×3 basketball team and the highest ranked 3×3 athlete in the world. Martinez will represent Mumbai Heroes.

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NBA suspends activities in Russia, report says https://eight-fut.com/nba-suspends-activities-in-russia-report-says/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 06:04:27 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/nba-suspends-activities-in-russia-report-says/ USA, first published March 3, 2022 at 11:34 a.m. IST Even as Russia continues to wage war on Ukraine, several sports leagues around the world have severed ties with Moscow, with the famed NBA basketball league being the latest to join the list. According to Sports Business Journal’s Mark Burns, an NBA spokesperson has confirmed […]]]>

USA, first published March 3, 2022 at 11:34 a.m. IST

Even as Russia continues to wage war on Ukraine, several sports leagues around the world have severed ties with Moscow, with the famed NBA basketball league being the latest to join the list.

According to Sports Business Journal’s Mark Burns, an NBA spokesperson has confirmed that it has suspended all business activities in Russia, including the distribution of digital and broadcast content, with no return period.

Sacramento Kings center Alex Len and Toronto Raptors wing Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, the only two Ukrainian players in the NBA, previously issued a joint statement condemning the Russian invasion and calling for peace, while the Former Boston Celtics center Enes Freedom has called for a complete ban on Russia from the international sports community.

The decision to suspend commercial activities in Russia is unlikely to have serious financial consequences for the NBA, which currently has no active Russian players. However, basketball’s biggest league joining other sports governing bodies in sanctioning Russia is nonetheless a huge boost in the arm for those who support Ukraine.

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Here is a list of some of the actions taken against Russia by various sports associations:

FIFA and UEFA have banned the Russian national football team from participating in international competitions, including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

UEFA have moved their Champions League final on May 28 from Saint Petersberg in Russia to Paris.

The IIHF banned the Russian national hockey team from international competition.

The NHL has suspended all commercial activities in Russia.

The IOC has recommended that all Russian athletes be banned from international competitions.

World Athletics has banned all Russian track and field athletes from international competitions and withdrawn from the country’s events.

FIBA has suspended the Russian national basketball team from international competition.

The ISU has banned all Russian figure skaters from international competitions.

The FIS has banned all Russian skiers from international competitions.

The ATP, WTA and ITF have suspended all events in Russia and are playing all Russian tennis players as neutral athletes.

The IVF withdrew its men’s world championship from Russia and banned Russian volleyball clubs.

The four major boxing organizations have stopped sanctioning matches in Russia, and the WBO may remove Russian boxers from its rankings.

Formula 1 has removed the Russian Grand Prix from its 2022 calendar.

Motorsport UK has banned all Russian drivers.

EA Sports has removed all Russian teams from its FIFA video game series.

The International Judo Federation has stripped Russian President Vladimir Putin, a great judo fan, of his role as honorary president.

Also read: Football world mourns death of two Ukrainian players; salute them as heroes

This wave of bans and sanctions from sporting communities around the world is indicative of the pariah status Russia has earned for its widely condemned invasion of Ukraine. While isolating Russia from the world of sport is not a big concern for Moscow at the moment, it serves as a reminder of how furious the international community is with Vladimir Putin’s decision.

Last updated March 3, 2022 at 11:34 a.m. IST

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FIBA Basketball’s Courtside 1891 streaming service now available for early access – The Streamable https://eight-fut.com/fiba-basketballs-courtside-1891-streaming-service-now-available-for-early-access-the-streamable/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 20:19:00 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/fiba-basketballs-courtside-1891-streaming-service-now-available-for-early-access-the-streamable/ FIBA, basketball’s international governing body, has announced a new way for fans to get their basketball fix with the introduction of Courtside 1891, a new subscription streaming service packed with balls in live from around the world. The new app replaces LiveBasketball.tv as the main national basketball team live streaming subscription product. The first event […]]]>

FIBA, basketball’s international governing body, has announced a new way for fans to get their basketball fix with the introduction of Courtside 1891, a new subscription streaming service packed with balls in live from around the world.

The new app replaces LiveBasketball.tv as the main national basketball team live streaming subscription product. The first event fans will be able to see on the app is the February 2022 window of FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023 qualifying matches. The matches of the four Regional Qualifiers for the World Cup will be broadcast live on the platform throughout the period.

After its official launch, Courtside 1891 will provide an even wider range of basketball content – ​​including live scores from major competitions and elite basketball leagues around the world – while aggregating highlights and other content from various sources.

Fans will have the ability to create profiles, allowing them to cultivate their own truly personalized basketball content experiences. The platform aims to provide streams, schedules and scores centered on an individual user’s preferences to become a game hub designed just for them.

The NBA has succeeded with its own digital platform in the form of NBA League Pass, so it’s no surprise that other basketball organizations are trying to capitalize on the ever-growing interest in basketball in the world. NBA League Pass offers multiple subscription tiers and is available on almost any device, from TV to desktop to mobile.

Whether fans want access to single team or all 30 team games, an ad-free experience, or are only interested in NBA TV content, they can customize their experience through League Pass. FIBA hopes to have similar success and options with its Courtside 1891 platform.

Starting today, fans interested in signing up can visit the Courtside 1891 website and sign up for a 25% discount on an annual pass. Currently, fans can get one year of service for $31.99. The Courtside 1891 app is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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UofSC Gamecocks Men’s Basketball Players Walk for Senior Day https://eight-fut.com/uofsc-gamecocks-mens-basketball-players-walk-for-senior-day/ Mon, 28 Feb 2022 15:44:49 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/uofsc-gamecocks-mens-basketball-players-walk-for-senior-day/ South Carolina Drunks Keyshawn Bryant 24 will score against Mississippi State on Wednesday, February 23, 2022. Joshua Boucher online@thestate.com The South Carolina men’s basketball team will hold their Senior Day recognition Tuesday night at Colonial Life Arena, as the Gamecocks play their final home game of the season against Missouri at 7 p.m. Graduate students […]]]>

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The South Carolina men’s basketball team will hold their Senior Day recognition Tuesday night at Colonial Life Arena, as the Gamecocks play their final home game of the season against Missouri at 7 p.m.

Graduate students James Reese and AJ Wilson will play their final game at Colonial Life Arena after being traded to the Gamecocks this offseason. Due to COVID-19 adjustments, other seniors on USC’s roster have an additional year of eligibility – if they choose to use it.

Head coach Frank Martin said Monday the Gamecocks (17-11, 8-8 SEC) plan to honor all of their veterans, including redshirt junior Jermaine Couisnard and seniors Keyshawn Bryant, Erik Stevenson and son of Martin, Brandon Martin. The coach said he had not discussed plans for next season with any of these players and had not ruled out the possibility that they could return, but he said he thought acknowledging them all was “the right thing to do”.

A local product who played at AC Flora High School, Reese transferred to the Gamecocks after stints in North Texas and Buffalo and immediately established himself as a team leader. Starting the year as the team’s shooting guard, Reese is averaging 10.4 points per game and delivering clutch moments – none greater than his half-court ringer beater in overtime. at Ole Miss.

“James has been rock solid for us,” Martin said. “He was an incredible leader. Courage, great spirit, day after day, and I’m really proud of him.

Wilson transferred to the Gamecocks after establishing himself as a defensive force in George Mason. Struggling with injuries early in the year, Wilson was slow to find his groove but was a valuable presence up front, making his impact by blocking shots and rebounding. Martin said he intended to start Wilson at center on Tuesday in place of junior Wildens Leveque, to honor him in his final home game.

“AJ, I have mixed emotions, because he’s a really good guy,” Martin said. “And I wish this year had gone better for him in terms of how it went from the start to where we are now. But we still have a few more games to play and hopefully – the, others after that, and we need him to help us.

Both Bryant and Couisnard tested the waters of the NBA draft a year ago and look likely to do so again, if not declare for the draft. Both players have been key starters throughout their Gamecocks careers and played crucial roles in leading USC to a four-game winning streak in February.

Stevenson, a transfer from Washington, has become one of the team’s top leaders alongside Reese and is tied with Couisnard as the team’s leading scorer with 11.5 points per game.

“We haven’t talked about next year,” Martin said. “Right now we’re worried about beating Missouri and finding a way to end this year the right way. But it’s the right thing to do. I’ve always thought guys who were in college for four years they have been in line for degrees and you have to honor them, you have to celebrate them.

Next USC men’s basketball game

WHO: South Carolina vs. Missouri

When: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday

Or: Colonial Life Arena in Colombia

Look: SEC Network

This story was originally published February 28, 2022 10:44 a.m.

Michael Lananna specializes in Gamecocks athletics and storytelling projects for The State. Featured in Best American Sports Writing 2018, Lananna covered college baseball nationally before moving to Columbia in 2020. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2014 with a degree in journalism.
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Canada remain undefeated with resounding win over US Virgin Islands in FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup Qualifier https://eight-fut.com/canada-remain-undefeated-with-resounding-win-over-us-virgin-islands-in-fiba-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bbasketball-world-cup-qualifier/ Sun, 27 Feb 2022 23:27:32 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/canada-remain-undefeated-with-resounding-win-over-us-virgin-islands-in-fiba-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bbasketball-world-cup-qualifier/ Kyle Wiltjer scored 24 points as the Canadian men’s basketball team closed out their second FIBA ​​World Cup qualifying window, beating the US Virgin Islands 94-46 on Sunday to remain undefeated. Wiltjer had six three-pointers in the win as Canada overall shot lights deep, scoring 15 of 33. And defensively, Canada has been solid, holding […]]]>

Kyle Wiltjer scored 24 points as the Canadian men’s basketball team closed out their second FIBA ​​World Cup qualifying window, beating the US Virgin Islands 94-46 on Sunday to remain undefeated.

Wiltjer had six three-pointers in the win as Canada overall shot lights deep, scoring 15 of 33.

And defensively, Canada has been solid, holding the US Virgin Islands to 26.7% shooting from the ground while turning them over 19 times.

The Canadian led the Virgin Islands by no less than 51 in the contest.

“It was a big challenge for our team,” said Canadian coach Nate Bjokrgren. “We played a real physical game and played last night against the Dominican Republic. For the guys to turn around and play again today here at 3:00 against another fiery team, our guys have done such a good job approaching these two Games .

“Their approach to the first game and then obviously the game today, the approach they had, the relentlessness they had in the way they attacked, it’s really fun to watch this group play. It’s fun to watch them play defense and share the basketball.”

WATCH | Canada crush US Virgin Islands in FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup Qualifiers:

Canada crush US Virgin Islands in FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup Qualifiers

Kyle Wiltjer scored a game-high 24 points in Canada’s 94-46 win over the Dominican Republic. 1:36

Canada beat the Dominican Republic on Saturday, 85-79, in the first of this two-game qualifying window.

With the 48-point win over the Virgin Islands, Canada now has a plus-132 overall point differential in four qualifying games.

Rakeem Christmas, who once had a cup of coffee in the NBA, led all Virgin Islands scorers with 15 points.

The FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup will start on August 25, 2023, hosted by Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines.

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Reaching the FIBA ​​World Cup is an important first step towards reaching the Paris 2024 Games. A good part of Olympic qualification is directly linked to World Cup results.

Playing in the second of a six-window process, Canada are now 4-0 so far in their qualifying campaign and atop Group C in the Americas Qualifier as the only undefeated team in the group. .

“We are satisfied but we are looking to the future,” said Wiltjer. “We’ll take it one game at a time. I’ve been to the World Cup and it’s an amazing event. We want to get back there.

“Everyone is on deck trying to make it happen. And then at the end we also want to go to the Olympics. We have big goals as a program and now is the time to do it, so we we’re focused.”

Canada will then play in the third qualifying window on July 1-4, again against the Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands, at a location yet to be determined.

Given the timing of the third window, it is possible that some of the top Canadian talent in the NBA, who were not in attendance during this second window, may be available to play at this time.

After the conclusion of the third window, the fourth place team in each of the four Americas Region pools will be eliminated and the qualification process will then enter the second round where the top three teams from each of the pools will then be divided into of them. new groups.

In the case of Canada, if they made it out of the first round, they would enter a new group with the other top two from Group C and the top three from Group A, which includes Argentina, Panama, Paraguay and Venezuela. .

Of these two new groups, the first three of each of them and the best fourth between the two groups will qualify for the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup.

In order to determine the best fourth place, the overall record, including the first lap, will be taken into account. In addition, in the case of identical records, the point difference is an important determining factor in the tiebreakers.

The Canadian men’s basketball team hasn’t reached the Olympics since 2000.

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Canada remain undefeated with win over Dominican Republic in FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup Qualifiers https://eight-fut.com/canada-remain-undefeated-with-win-over-dominican-republic-in-fiba-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bbasketball-world-cup-qualifiers/ Sun, 27 Feb 2022 01:33:00 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/canada-remain-undefeated-with-win-over-dominican-republic-in-fiba-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bbasketball-world-cup-qualifiers/ Kyle Wiltjer scored 15 points as Canada beat the Dominican Republic 85-79 on Saturday in FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup qualifying. Wiltjer was one of four Canadians to score in double figures. Phil Scrubb had 14 points, Kaza Kajami-Keane scored 13 and Kassius Robertson added 10. Making the World Cup is an important first step towards […]]]>

Kyle Wiltjer scored 15 points as Canada beat the Dominican Republic 85-79 on Saturday in FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup qualifying.

Wiltjer was one of four Canadians to score in double figures.

Phil Scrubb had 14 points, Kaza Kajami-Keane scored 13 and Kassius Robertson added 10.

Making the World Cup is an important first step towards reaching the Paris 2024 Games. A good part of Olympic qualification is directly linked to the results of the World Cup.

Victor Liz scored a game-high 29 points for the Dominican Republic, who managed to keep things tight for most of the game.

Canada came away with the win against the Dominican team at home despite a huge disparity in free throws.

WATCH | Canada beat Dominican Republic in FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup Qualifiers:

Canada beat Dominican Republic to stay perfect in FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup Qualifiers

The Canadians beat the Dominican Republic 85-79 to make it 3-0 in the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers in Santo Domingo. 0:43

The Dominican Republic took 44 free throws against just 16 for the Canadians. But the Dominicans only made 54.5% of their attempts.

“It’s not easy there,” said Canadian coach Nate Bjorkgren. “We talked about it before the game that we wanted to play through the hits. We might not get all the whistles, but we just have to keep our composure and keep playing and go to the rim. like you’re not going to get the whistle and finish it anyway.

“I think our guys did a great job with that.”

Canada shot the ball well, hitting 52.5% of their attempts from the field.

And although the Dominicans weren’t very good at shooting from the ground, they kept coming, reducing the lead to six on several occasions. It didn’t seem to have much of an impact on the Canadian veterans group.

“I just think we’ve got a good group of guys that have been together,” Kajami-Keane said. “If you look back, we’ve all played together in the national team for the last five or six years. So we kind of understand each other and understand how we can depend on each other.”

Canada’s roster in Santo Domingo didn’t include any of the NBA’s national stars, although it did have a few players who appeared briefly in the NBA, such as Wiltjer and Kyle Alexander.

Canadian guard Kenny Chery was a late scratch in health and safety protocols.

Canada improved to 3-0 in qualifying and remain first in Americas qualifying Group C.

The top three teams from each of the four groups advance to the next phase of qualifying.

The Canadian men’s basketball team hasn’t reached the Olympics since 2000.

Canada will next face the US Virgin Islands on Sunday as the second qualifying window comes to an end before the World Cup in 2023.

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USVI men face important matches in FIBA ​​World Cup qualifiers | Sports https://eight-fut.com/usvi-men-face-important-matches-in-fiba-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bworld-cup-qualifiers-sports/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://eight-fut.com/usvi-men-face-important-matches-in-fiba-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bworld-cup-qualifiers-sports/ Donald Bough is well aware of the importance of this weekend’s games for the US Virgin Islands men’s national basketball team as they attempt to qualify for the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup in next year. A victory in one of the two games for the USVI national team in the group matches of the first […]]]>

Donald Bough is well aware of the importance of this weekend’s games for the US Virgin Islands men’s national basketball team as they attempt to qualify for the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup in next year.

A victory in one of the two games for the USVI national team in the group matches of the first round of the Qualifiers for the Americas this weekend in the Dominican Republic could go a long way towards achieving this goal.

“We have to score [a win] in one of them, and we would be in a good position in a way,” Bough – the head coach of the US Virgin Islands – said in a telephone interview on Thursday.

The USVI National Team – No. 54 in the latest FIBA ​​World Rankings and 0-2 in Americas Qualifying Group C – today faces No. 62 Bahamas (0-2) and then faces the Canada, 18th in the standings (2-0) on Sunday.

Both matches will be played at the Palacio de los Deportes in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Game time for both is 3 p.m. Atlantic.

The USVI national team are already in a hole in group play, having lost their first two games – both to 20th-seeded Dominican Republic by scores of 87-65 on November 28 and 100- 56 on November 29.

Those losses put the US Virgin Islands in a hole heading into this weekend’s second window of group games, but a win in either game this weekend would give USVI an edge going into the final games. group in early July.

The top three teams from each of the four groups in the Americas Qualifiers advance to the second round, with matches scheduled for August and November 2022, and February 2023. The top seven will then qualify for the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup, scheduled for August 25. -Seven. 10, 2023, in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.

That’s why Bough and his players are most focused on the Bahamas, where the USVI national team is 2-0 in life – both victories coming in the Basketball World Cup qualifiers. -ball FIBA ​​2019.

“It’s the team we’re looking for the most,” Bough said. “Ironically they are in a similar situation to us – we both come from small islands with few people, and we both come straight here to train and prepare.”

USVI easily beat Bahamas in their previous two group matches – 93-85 on Nov 27, 2017 and 84-74 on June 28, 2018. If they can do it again (rematch would be July 1) , that would give the US Virgin Islands who needed a third-place finish in group play to qualify.

However, the US Virgin Islands will be missing two key players for this weekend’s matches.

Bough said USVI’s two starting guards – international veterans Walter Hodge and Georgio Milligan – will not be available due to visa and travel issues.

The 6-foot Hodge is currently in Kuwait, playing for Al Kuwait in the Kuwaiti Basketball Division I League, while the 6-3 Milligan plays for Sport Club Corinthians of Novo Basquete Brasil in Brazil.

Likely to take their place are 5-11 Max Amaro, who plays for Cariduros de Fajardo from Puerto Rico’s Baloncesto Superior Nacional, and 6-4 Kyle Clarke, who played varsity ball at Kennesaw State.

That will put the scoring load on the USVI national team’s strength — its interior game, according to Bough.

The U.S. Virgin Islands have five players on their 6-7 or better roster, led by 6-9 center Rakeem Christmas, a third-team AP All-American at Syracuse who spent two seasons with the NBA’s Indiana Pacers; 6-9 center LaRon Smith, who now plays for CB Sant Antoni of the Spanish league LEB Silver; and 6-7 striker Ivan Aska, now with Hungarian Nemzeti Bajniksag I/A’s DEAC.

Aska was USVI’s top scorer (12 points per game) in their first two group games, Noël – now playing professional ball with Taiwan Super Basketball League’s Yulon Luxgen Dinos – averaging 11 points and 6.5 rebounds.

“I have a certain height, but hopefully the guard game can step up a bit,” Bough said. “We hope that with what we have here, we have a big team. … But we feel like we can take on anyone. We feel confident. We will be ready to play and we believe we can win.

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