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2019-2020 NBA season starts

Jaden Tremelling, News Copy Editor

November 20, 2019

With a new season starting in the NBA, there are a lot of things changing, former powerhouses are falling and new contenders are on the rise. With last year’s champions, the Toronto Raptors, losing their best player in Kawhi Leon...

UNC and Duke Pile Up Basketball Recruits for 2020-2021 Season

Ryan Silver, Sports Copy Editor

November 12, 2019

The University of North Carolina and Duke University have been known for their continued success in basketball. This is due to both having Hall of Fame coaches (Dean Smith and Roy Williams for UNC, Mike Krzyzewski for Duke) who...

March Madness leaves fans of basketball anticipating the winner of the national championship

James Owens, Online Sports Editor

April 2, 2019

March Madness dates back to 1939 when the National Association of Basketball Coaches conceived the idea. The tournament gets its name because it is played mostly in the month of March, the tournament has become one of the most famo...

Athens Men’s basketball team competes in the exclusive John Wall Invitational

Adam Shefet, Sports Editor

February 21, 2019

Each holiday season, John Wall, five-time NBA All-star, holds a tournament at Broughton High School in his hometown of Raleigh for high schools across the East Coast. The tournament is partnered with the Triangle Educational A...

Athens varsity mens basketball team starts of their season

Fiona Wright, News copy editor

December 17, 2018

Athens Drive High School varsity basketball team ranked number 77 in the state of North Carolina and had an record of 18-9 in the 2017-18 season. This season they hope to improve as a team. “[We hope] that each member of our team en...

Seven ACC teams voted into national preseason top 25

Adam Shefet, Sports Copy Editor

November 15, 2018

Every fall, the Associated Press (AP) ranks the top 25 men’s basketball teams in the country for the pre-season. The Associated Press is a collection of 65 sports writers and broadcasters from across the nation that collecti...

ACC Basketball intensifies as Tournament approaches

Michael Lee, News Editor

February 17, 2017

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) men’s basketball division is having a very competitive year as six of the teams in the conference rank in the top 25 of the nation. These teams consist of the North Carolina Tar Heels, Virgi...

Goals for the upcoming basketball season

Danasia Wills, Business Manager

December 10, 2016

To start off the new basketball season, William St. John, varsity basketball coach, will like to introduce a new program that he believes will benefit the basketball players and eventually hopes the team will make many accomp...