Coaches: High School And Its 20-Year-Old Star "Stole" D.C. Hoops Title

Long after the credits should have rolled in the soap opera that was Junior Etou's high school basketball career, we have a plot twist. » 11/25/13 5:50pm 11/25/13 5:50pm

FIBA Is Prepared To Say D.C. High School Star Junior Etou Is 18 Years…

Looks like an already-messy situation on the D.C. hoops scene is about to get messier. Junior Etou, a breakout star at Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington, Va., is about to turn 18 all over again. » 2/22/13 5:05pm 2/22/13 5:05pm

FIBA: No, D.C. High School Basketball Star Junior Etou Really Is 20…

In response to our report that its newest basketball star will turn 21 years old this year, Bishop O'Connell High School is standing by its, um, man. But that support's not making Junior Etou any younger in the eyes of global basketball authorities, who now say they have an "official" copy of the player's birth… » 2/01/13 2:10pm 2/01/13 2:10pm

FIBA Really Wants Three-On-Three Basketball In The 2016 Olympics

Olympic basketball is fun. But doesn't it look a little too much like NBA basketball? Sure, the lanes are were trapezoidal, and the three-point line's a little bit closer, but those tweaks are minor when compared to the upheaval that FIBA's proposed three-on-three basketball brings. Watch the clip above to get… » 10/19/12 3:30pm 10/19/12 3:30pm

Lebanese Basketball Player Has Career Night, Scores 106 Points Above…

Mohammad El Akkari is a guard for Moutahed, Tripoli, in Lebanon's Division A League Final 8. He scored 113 points in Tuesday's 173-141 victory against Bejjeh, Jbeil—a slight improvement over his season average of 7.6 points per game. Akkari was 40 of 69 from the field, including 32 of 59 from 3-point range, though… » 4/04/12 11:05am 4/04/12 11:05am

The USA 3-On-3 Women's Basketball Team Only Had Two Healthy Players At…

Three of the country's best high school players traveled to Italy for the FIBA 3x3 Youth World Championships. Just 90 seconds in their semifinal game, Rebecca Greenwell went down with a knee injury. It fell to Linnae Harper and Kaela Davis to play 2-on-3, and the pair did their best, going all the way to overtime… » 9/13/11 11:30am 9/13/11 11:30am

Former Louisville Basketball Player Breaks Leg In Most Horrific Way…

Edgar Sosa, a former Louisville guard who's now playing for John Calipari's Dominican Republic team in the FIBA Americas Championship, broke his leg after going up for a shot in a game against Panama today. There's video here of the break itself and a look at the totally unnatural state of Sosa's shin, but be… » 9/05/11 2:45pm 9/05/11 2:45pm

Chinese National Basketball Team Karate-Kicks Brazil Off Court In…

The Chinese men's national basketball team apologized today for its most recent on-court brawl, in a designated "friendly" match against Brazil on Tuesday. Players and coaches blame it on bad calls — all within the first sixty-six seconds of play. » 10/13/10 8:05pm 10/13/10 8:05pm

She Got Gam: FIBA Considers Lower Rims, Higher Hems For Women's…

FIBA is considering some changes to international women's basketball, including lowering the rim to bring dunking to the game—finally—as well as new, monocle-fogging uniforms that'll make the sport "more attractive for spectators and media." We've come a long way, baby. » 10/04/10 3:40pm 10/04/10 3:40pm