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NDCS teams up with Basketball England to give deaf children opportunity to play

National Deaf Children’s Society and Basketball England have scored a slam-dunk with their new deaf-friendly basketball tips.

A new resource – the first of its kind - has been developed to make sure that the game is accessible for the 45,000 deaf children and young people in the UK.

Read more: http://www.ndcs.org.uk/news/basketball_factsheet.html

Source: National Deaf Children’s Society

Faieta ’15 Honored as “Hero Among Us” by Celtics

EASTON, Mass. (December 29, 2015) – Recent Stonehill College women's basketball graduate and All-American Tori Faieta '15, who is currently a member of the Leicester Riders from the Women's British Basketball League (WBBL) in England, was recognized by the Boston Celtics on Sunday night as its Massachusetts State Lottery "Hero Among Us."

Read more: http://www.stonehillskyhawks.com/sports/wbkb/2015-16/releases/20151229o09eox

Source: Stonehill Skyhawks

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.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1MDJL06

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.

Read more & view video: http://www.wbir.com/story/sports/2015/12/11/lady-vol-helps-deaf-students-learn-basketball/77175392/

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.

Read more: http://www.argusleader.com/story/sports/2015/12/09/former-vikings-player-leber-headlines-sd-sports-hall-fame-class/77059636/ (scroll to middle of article)

Source: Argus Leader

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