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8th-grader at Willie Ross School for the Deaf in East Longmeadow drives basketball team's winning season

By Sean Teehan

Willie Ross School for the DeafEAST LONGMEADOW — With a high of 59 points scored in a game, an eighth-grade player is contributing heavily to the winning season of the Willie Ross School for the Deaf basketball team.

Since the season began this winter, Brian Cristobal-DeLeon has averaged 39 points per game in six games, five of which Willie Ross won, according to the school.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2lLo1h2

Source: Mass Live

Sunday Q&A: Adrian Walters’ coaching career started at an unexpected place before arriving at Auburn

By Dana Sulonen

GallaudetAdrian Walters has been at many places in his coaching career. Now an assistant coach at Auburn with coach Terri Williams-Flournoy and the women’s basketball team, Walters’ journey saw stops at USC, Hampton and Towson as a men’s assistant coach. He also was on the sidelines with Williams-Flournoy at Georgetown before she was hired at Auburn.

But it’s his first career coaching gig that sets him apart from many coaches’ journeys in college basketball. His first stop was an assistant, then the head coach, at Gallaudet, a private university in Washington D.C. for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing.

Read more: http://www.oanow.com/sports/college/auburn/basketball/women/sunday-q-a-adrian-walters-coaching-career-started-at-an/article_2a32a812-f65f-11e6-ba26-bb97c0ffb728.html

Source: AU Now

Seeing is believing for Gallaudet men

GallaudetThe Gallaudet men's basketball team has one goal in mind as the regular season draws closer to an end and March rapidly approaches -- keep playing.

The Bison (18-4, 16-1) will enter the final week of the regular season in control of the NEAC conference race. The team's 18 wins have tied a program record, and the 16 conference wins represent a new program mark. The program's last conference championship in men's basketball came in the 1942-43 season, but with five more wins -- three in the regular season, two in the NEAC tournament -- Gallaudet would improve to 23-4 and enter the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.

Read more: http://www.d3hoops.com/columns/around-the-region/east/2016-17/gallaudet-seeing-history

Source: D3Hoops

Deaf student overcomes challenges, inspires classmates

By Jeff Harrison

Noise billows out from the gym doors at Del Crest Middle School on a Monday afternoon. The eighth grade girls’ basketball team is hosting Kerr Middle School in a rivalry game. Basketball shoes squeak as the players cut and sprint up and down the floor. A leather ball pounds on the floor like a heartbeat. And the crowd of students, teachers and parents erupt every time the ball sinks through the nylon net.

Read more: http://www.mustangpaper.com/2017/01/05/deaf-student-overcomes-challenges-inspires-classmates/

Source: Mustang Times

First Deaf NBA Player Gets Best Gift of All

By Sean Burrows

Lance Allred, the first deaf player in NBA history, got the best gift of all just in time for the new year; his TEDx talk, What Is Your Polygamy, just passed one million views! One million! Undoubtedly, it’s a remarkable achievement for anyone, but for Lance, its significance cuts deeper.

Read more: https://newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00094635-first-deaf-nba-player-gets-best-gift-of-all.html

Source: Newswire

COC basketball player excelling despite being deaf

By Haley Sawyer

College of the Canyons BBThere’s the squeak of sneakers on a freshly polished court. The buzzer that screams as time expires. The soft swoosh of the net. The echo of a ball pounding against hard wood.

Matt Flores, a guard for the College of the Canyons men’s basketball team, hears none of it.

He never did, and never will. Flores was born deaf.

Read more: http://www.signalscv.com/2016/12/02/coc-player-excelling-despite-hearing-absence/

Source: The Signal

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