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Former Arizona Wildcats guard Benn Mathurin is already during some heads in the NBA Summer League for his new team, the Indiana Pacers.

The trio of former Wildcats turned 2022 NBA Draft picks – guards Bennedict Mathurin and Dalen Terry and center Christian Koloko – all helped power their new teams to victory in their respective summer league debuts and have built on that success in Vegas. Read more»

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner sent a letter to President Joe Biden about her imprisonment.

The White House confirmed President Biden’s reception of a letter from Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner - who remains imprisoned in Russia and pleaded guilty to drug charges Thursday - as supporters called for increased action to secure her release. Read more»

Bennedict Mathurin, who grew up in Canada, has a chance to be a top five pick in the NBA Draft.

The 2022 NBA Draft, set for Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, will have an international flair - the University of Arizona's Bennedict Mathurin, who grew up in Canada, and Cameroon native Christian Koloko are expected to be select in the draft. Read more»

A proposed open division tournament for high school basketball in Arizona has many coaches excited because it could help players stay at their home schools.

Following recent meetings between the Arizona Interscholastic Association and select high school basketball coaches, a new format for the AIA postseason open tournament has been proposed that coaches believe will create a more competitive atmosphere. Read more»

Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard is frustrated that more isn’t being done to help free Brittney Griner from imprisonment in Russia.

As the WNBA schedule moves into June, Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard is worried that Brittney Griner’s imprisonment has taken a backseat to basketball and box scores. Read more»

WNBA teams around the country have honored Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia for 100 days as of Saturday. The Los Angeles Sparks have her initials and uniform number painted on their court.

Saturday marked 100 days since Brittney Griner was taken into Russian custody near Moscow after Russian Federal Customs Service claimed it found vape cartridges containing the marijuana concentrate hashish oil in her luggage. Read more»

Brianna Turner, right, felt it was important to speak out about the shootings in Texas.

The history of activism within sports is a rich one, but activist athletes were more exception than rule for many decades - now, that mentality has changed for many sports figures despite criticism that athletes should “shut up and dribble”. Read more»

Aztecs men's basketball sophomore guard Chrishon Dixon signed his letter of intent to play at Montana Technological University, an NAIA school in Butte, Mont. Dixon averaged 11.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.8 steals in 29 games for the Aztecs.

Pima Community College men’s basketball player Chrishon Dixon signed his letter of intent to continue his education and collegiate basketball career at the next level. Read more»

Pima Women's Basketball assistant coach Tim Larsen was named the head coach of Eastern Wyoming College, an NJCAA Division I program in Torrington, WY. He spent two years with the Aztecs and was previously the women's basketball head coach at Tohono O'odham Community College.

Pima Community College women’s basketball Assistant Coach Tim Larsen will once again have the opportunity to run his own program: the Eastern Wyoming College team. Read more»

As Brittney Griner, left, remains detained in Russia on drug charges, Diana Taurasi and other Phoenix Mercury teammates worry about her safety.

While Brittney Griner remains in Russia after detainment on apparent drug charges, the rest of the reigning Western Conference champions try to shift their focus toward Phoenix Mercury training camp - but it hasn't been easy. Read more»

Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd is optimistic about the future, even though his starting lineup won’t be the same next year.

A year to the day he was hired as Arizona men’s basketball coach, Tommy Lloyd found himself reminiscent about the journey, and looking toward next season and an attempt to field a team that will contend for a national championship again. Read more»

The Suns’ outdoor beach party, Rally Beach, will return for Game 1 Sunday at Footprint Center and will feature sand, deejays, a giant screen and beverage trucks.

Basketball excitement is expected to hit a crescendo in Arizona Sunday night when the No. 1 seed Phoenix Suns begin their pursuit of the franchise’s first NBA title. Read more»

Olson has one of the most accomplished coaching careers in college basketball history and in addition to the 1997 title, led the Wildcats to four Final Fours.

For the 1997 Arizona men’s basketball team, the Wildcats’ disappointment this year magnified the legacy it forged by winning the first men’s basketball national championship in school history 25 years ago today. Read more»

Aztecs Men's Basketball freshman forward/center Traivar Jackson, from Anchorage, AK, was named Second Team NJCAA Division II All-American on Wednesday. He is the ninth Pima men's basketball player to earn the honor; sixth under coach Brian Peabody. He averaged 19.9 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks as he started in all 30 games.

Pima Community College men’s basketball player Traivar Jackson earned national recognition from the NJCAA on Wednesday for his efforts during the 2021-22 men’s basketball season. Read more»

Brittney Griner, left, who plays for Russia’s UMMC Ekaterinburg, is in 'good condition,' a State Department official said. Griner is awaiting trial after Russian officials accused her of allegedly trying to enter the country with vape cartridges containing hashish oil.

Phoenix Mercury’s star center and a two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia on drug charges for almost five weeks, is reported to be in “good condition,” a U.S Department of State official said Wednesday. Read more»

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