Basketball

 
Sigi Koizar (right) of the University of Maine, pictured during a game in February 2017, recently signed a contract to play professional basketball in Hungary.
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Former UMaine star to play professional basketball in Hungary

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 28, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
Oklahoma City Thunder player Russell Westbrook poses for photos with his 2017 NBA most valuable player award during the 2017 NBA Awards on Monday night at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York.

Westbrook wins NBA’s MVP award

By Tim Bontemps, Washington Post on June 27, 2017, at 4:12 p.m.
University of Maine's Blanca Millan (right) defends against University of Massachusetts Lowell's Markayla Sherman during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in February.

UMaine sophomore to play in U19 FIBA World Cup tournament

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 27, 2017, at 3:21 p.m.
Blanca Millan will join former Black Bear teammates Naira Caceres and Laia Sole on Spain’s U19 roster.

Husson men’s basketball team adds third Florida recruit

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
Dylan Angel is the latest newcomer to the Husson University men’s basketball program.

Ex-UMaine player transfers again

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2017, at 12:21 p.m.
Kevin Little, the former University of Maine men’s basketball player who transferred to Colorado State University, is on the move again.

Husson, Maine Maritime announce new head coaches

By Pete Warner on June 22, 2017, at 11:22 a.m.

UMaine women’s basketball team lands center from Florida

By Larry Mahoney on June 21, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The Congress Street headquarters of the Maine Red Claws professional basketball team.

NBA Development League becomes NBA G League

on June 20, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
The NBA and Gatorade announced that beginning Tuesday the NBA Development League (NBA D-League), the NBA’s minor league, will officially become the NBA G League.
General Manager Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics front office have finalized a deal to trade the No. 1 pick in this week's NBA draft to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Celtics, 76ers finalize deal to swap top picks

By The Sports Xchange on June 20, 2017, at 6 a.m.
The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers made their agreed-upon trade official Monday, a deal that will see the teams swap the Nos. 1 and 3 picks in Thursday night’s NBA Draft.

76ers deal with Celtics for No. 1 pick, expected to take Fultz

By The Sports Xchange on June 18, 2017, at 4:28 p.m.
Calais High School head coach Chris Woodside and his players celebrate their victory over Dirigo High School in the boys Class C State Championship game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in 2015.

Former Calais boys basketball coach takes girls’ job at John Bapst

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 16, 2017, at 11:34 a.m.
“We’re trying to instill life lessons using basketball as a mode that will help our students long after the ball stops bouncing.”

Sixth annual Noonan memorial basketball tourney tips off Friday

on June 15, 2017, at 10:24 p.m.
The University of Maine women's basketball coach Richard Barron.

UMaine coach plagued by medical mystery finally gets answers

By Larry Mahoney on June 14, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“There was a small hole, the size of a pin, right below the brain. It is rare and has only been diagnosed for 20 years,” said Richard Barron, who will soon undergo a craniotomy to repair the hole.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) dunks as Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) looks on during the second half in game five of the 2017 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena.

Warriors beat Cavs for second title in three years

By The Sports Xchange on June 13, 2017, at 8:55 a.m.
Peter Webb is retiring from a prestigious IAABO post but will remain Maine's basketball commissioner.

It will take four people to replace this Maine sports expert when he retires

By Ernie Clark on June 13, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“I honestly believe Peter is the most knowledgeable person in the history of basketball officiating, as to what officials should do and as to the rules of the game,” Ray McClure, a longtime official from Woodstock, Georgia, said.
University of Maine's Vincent Eze (right) dunks on Stony Brook's Jakub Petras during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor

America East eliminates men’s basketball tourney play-in game

By Ernie Clark on June 08, 2017, at 3:51 p.m.
“We all looked at it as what’s best for the league,” said UMaine coach Bob Walsh. “I think the initial response as a coach is, ‘I don’t want there to be a chance that I don’t make the league tournament because then that’s a disaster.'”
UMaine's Naira Caceres during a game against Hartford at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in January.

Former UMaine basketball players land at higher-level programs

By Larry Mahoney on June 08, 2017, at 3:16 p.m.
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) falls down while driving to the basket against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the fourth quarter in game three of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Durant-led Warriors rally past Cavs for 3-0 Finals lead

By The Sports Xchange on June 08, 2017, at 11:09 a.m.
Jarrod Chase (second left) of George Stevens Academy is mobbed by his teammates after hitting the game-winning shot in the Class C state championship game in March at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Chase has committed to attend Husson University in Bangor.

Husson men’s basketball adds GSA state-game hero

on June 07, 2017, at 2:14 p.m.
The Maine Lumberjacks 12-years-old and under girls' AAU basketball, made up entirely of Aroostook County players, won the Zero Gravity National Finals held June 3 and 4 in Boston. Team members are, in front from left, coach Clyde Warman, Ashlyn Bouchard of Caribou, Camryn Ala of Fort Fairfield, Salena Savage of Caribou, Drew Warman of Houlton, Madison Russell of Oakfield, Izzy Brownlee of Patten, Anna Jandreau of Caribou and Faith Sjoberg of Presque Isle.

County basketball team wins at national tournament

on June 05, 2017, at 12:51 p.m.