Columbia Heights draws statewide excitement for one day tournament

Story and photos by Paul Langfellow   Photo Gallery The MYAS one-day Winter Shootout basketball tournaments are back and this past weekend the Columbia Heights Basketball Association hosted a boys tournament at Columbia Heights High School. The tournament featured teams in grades 4th through 8th with 24 teams facing off against each other. The November 9th tournament included boys basketball teams from the Twin Cities metro as well as teams from across the state.   Unique to last Saturday’s tournament were teams that made the long journey from their home courts such as Hermantown located north near Duluth, and Stewartville, located … Continue reading Columbia Heights draws statewide excitement for one day tournament

Top teams tip off traveling basketball season

Story and photos by Paul Langfellow It wasn’t the state tournament, but it very well could have been a preview of what’s to come this season. The “best of the best” boys and girls traveling basketball teams collided this past weekend in the inaugural MYAS Pre-Season Invite. Wayzata, Maple Grove and Osseo High Schools were the sites for the first MYAS tournaments of this fall/winter season. Wayzata hosted the girls invitational while the boys tournaments were held at Maple Grove and Osseo High Schools. Each tournament featured teams from 5th through 8th grade and included the top “A”  teams from … Continue reading Top teams tip off traveling basketball season

Wolves: Towns is Western Conference Player of the Week

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The NBA today named Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns as the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Tuesday, October 22 through Sunday, October 27. This is the fourth time in his career that Towns has won the weekly award (November 20, 2017, April 11, 2016, March 13, 2017). This marks the third time in team history that a Timberwolves player has won Player of the Week honors following the first week of the season (Kevin Love, 2013-14 and Kevin Garnett, 2004-05). After the first week of play, Towns ranks third in the NBA in … Continue reading Wolves: Towns is Western Conference Player of the Week

Simply the Best: 1st Annual MYAS Invite Tournament set for Sunday, October 27

Minnesota Youth Athletic Services (MYAS) will tip off the 2019-20 basketball season with their special 1st Annual Invite tournament for Boys and Girls teams, grades 5-8. This exciting invitation-only event will feature the top A teams in Minnesota, with the intent of the tournament to match up the top teams in the state. It’s the best versus the best. How is this done? MYAS will use results from the 2019 Grade State Championships to determine who gets invited to this special event, while organizations that utilize the Trusted Coaches risk management platform program will get priority when selecting teams. In … Continue reading Simply the Best: 1st Annual MYAS Invite Tournament set for Sunday, October 27

Wolves sign former Gopher Jordan Murphy

Minneapolis/St. Paul – Minnesota Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas today announced the team has signed forward Jordan Murphy. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Murphy, 22, played for the Timberwolves in the 2019 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 8.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 14.0 minutes per game over seven games. Murphy played four seasons for the University of Minnesota, averaging 13.5 points and 9.8 rebounds in 133 games. As a senior, he was named All-Big Ten First Team by the media and All-Big Ten Second team by the coaches. … Continue reading Wolves sign former Gopher Jordan Murphy