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The annual men’s alumni basketball games will be held on Friday, Nov. 29.
Veteran alumni (those in the Class of 2000 and older) will play the junior varsity at 1 p.m. Young alumni (those in the Class of 2001 or younger) will take on the varsity at 3 p.m.
Alumni are invited to remain after the games for snacks and to mingle.
Contact varsity men’s basketball coach Lou Richie if you are interested in playing or for more information.
Members of O’Dowd’s women’s basketball team are sporting a new piece of jewelry these days – state championship rings. For some, it’s the second such ring in their jewelry box.
Team members were presented the rings during a ring blessing ceremony held in the Chapel on Sept. 9, with O’Dowd Chaplain Fr. Gerald Pedrera officiating.
The women’s team captured the program’s second consecutive state title in March, defeating Windward-Los Angeles, 65-50, to capture the first CIF Open Division state championship. In 2012, the Dragons were the Division III state champion.
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Perseverance pays off. Just ask Brian Shaw ’83.
Named the head coach of the Denver Nuggets in June, the former NBA player and assistant coach was in the running for several head coaching positions over the last few years – including the Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets.
Shaw weathered the ups and downs, and didn’t get discouraged when he was passed over – even when the Lakers head coaching position seemed to be a given.
Photo by: Steven Maikoski/USA Basketball When Ivan Rabb ’15 takes to the hardwood this season, he’ll be drawing on important lessons learned during international competition as a member of the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team.
Playing in the FIBA Americas U16 Championship held in Maldonado, Uruguay, in June, Rabb was instrumental in leading the USA team to a gold medal and extending the U16 team’s win streak to 15-0.
Over the course of the five-game tournament, Rabb led the USA team in rebounding, averaging 9.8 rebounds per game. He led all tournament players in field goal percentage (.619) and was second in blocked shots, averaging 2.6 per game.
Rabb said the biggest difference that he noticed between high school or AAU and international play is international players routinely flop with the hope of drawing a foul call.
“If you tried to go through a screen, the defenders would flop and most of the time the calls would go their way,” he said. “So we had to learn how to avoid that trap.”
Head Strength Coach Jay Beito writes article for CBS called “Tips for Parents of High School Athletes”. It’s picked up by Baltimore, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
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Milan Tuttle performs her trick as seen on The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Best Damn Sports Show.
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Brian Shaw ’83 was introduced during a press conference at Pepsi Center where he was recently named the Head Coach of the Denver Nuggets. Read more…
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Following five days of training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., including the last two with a group of 16 finalists, the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team was announced today and will begin final preparations for the FIBA Americas U16 Championship, which tips-off June 11. Selections were made by the USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team Committee. Athletes must be 16-years-old or younger (born on or after Jan. 1, 1997) and a U.S. citizen to be eligible for this team.
The 12-member USA U16 National Team will compete in the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, which will be played June 11-15 in Maldonado, Uruguay. Two-time defending gold medalist at the biennial event that was launched in 2009, the U.S. owns an unblemished 10-0 all-time record at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
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