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Deaf Basketball Australia team aims to cement reputation at Turkish games

By Brittany Shanahan

Australia Deaf BasketballAUSTRALIAN basketballer Mark Bilyj is paving the way for the next generation of hearing-impaired athletes across the country.

The 29-year-old from Doreen captained the Deaf Basketball Australia team, known as the Goannas, which won gold medals at the 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championships and the Asia Pacific Deaf Games last month.

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Source: Leader

USA Deaf Basketball seeking Head Coach

USA Deaf Sports FederationThe USA Deaf Sports Federation and USA Deaf Basketball are currently seeking interested individuals for the USA men’s basketball head coach position. Application deadline is January 2, 2016 and for more information on the position, view the selection criteria below.

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Lady Vol helps deaf students learn basketball

By Courtney Lyle

Lady Vols guard Andraya Carter is known for her defense.

But those same hands that reach in for steals, are teaching the game to a younger group.

"Let's remember, let's think what's important with dribbling," Carter asks the students.

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Source: WBIR

Former Vikings player Leber headlines S.D. Sports Hall of Fame class

Jim Mitchell: The all-time leading scorer in South Dakota School for the Deaf basketball history, the 6-foot-1 Mitchell averaged 27.2 points a game in 1954 as a senior, including a 52-point game against Worthing. Mitchell, who set the national deaf scoring record of 27.2 ppg, never scored fewer than 18 points in a game that season.

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Source: Argus Leader

Moscow and Vilnius win 2015 Deaf International Basketball Federation Eurocup

2015 DIBF EurocupThe men’s team of Moscow from Russia won the 2015 Deaf International Basketball Federation Eurocup yesterday at Bergamo, Italy. Moscow completed the round robins with an undefeated record of 2-0 and earned the number one seed for the bracketed tournament.

In the quarterfinals, Moscow routed Adiyaman of Turkey 101-53. The semifinals pitted Moscow against Pesaro of Italy. Moscow advanced to the championship with a lopsided win 86-57. The championship game with Dnepropetrovsk of Ukraine turned out to be a battle with Moscow winning a close one 63-59.

Vilnius of Lithuania defeated Kharkov of Ukraine 61-49 to win the women’s championship.

For the complete results of the tournament, click here.

Printup may not hear the cheers, but his game speaks volumes

By Bruce Gallaudet

It’s been a whirlwind 2015 for UC Davis freshman Rogers Printup.

Just nine months ago the kid was seen navigating his Orange Lutheran High basketball team deep into the rugged Southern Section playoffs.

Averaging 15.5 points and five rebounds a game, Printup already was committed to Aggie Nation.

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Source: The Davis Enterprise


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