Sport/Basketball

Longtime basketball official heads south

Mike Kelly’s youngest son graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School last spring as one of the school’s all-time leading scorers and rebounders. Despite once being likened… Continue reading

 

Checking in with Jacob Calloway

The list of Alaskans on a Division I college basketball roster is short. When put on the spot, Juneau’s Jacob Calloway, 21, can think of… Continue reading

 

Kristina Brown brings the ball up the court during a scrimmage at the I Did You Can Basketball Camp on Saturday morning at Juneau-Douglas High School. (Nolin Ainsworth | Juneau Empire)

Basketball camp fosters inclusivity

The dribbling drill seems a bit odd at first: a ballhandler dribbling the length of the court while brightly-colored foam noodles (like those found in… Continue reading

 

Greg Brittenham gives Andres Jones a high five during a three-day basketball camp for physically and mentally challenged athletes at Juneau-Douglas High School in June of 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Basketball camp for ‘differently-abled’ this weekend

Youth and adults living with intellectual disabilities are invited to attend the I Did, You Can Basketball Camp this Saturday and Sunday. The camp, consisting… Continue reading

Greg Brittenham gives Andres Jones a high five during a three-day basketball camp for physically and mentally challenged athletes at Juneau-Douglas High School in June of 2014. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)