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Globetrotters' Hyche to speak at camp for deaf athletes

2018 Chris Hyche

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The Harlem Globetrotters are giving an assist to Atlanta Hawks broadcaster Mike Glenn's annual camp for deaf athletes.

Globetrotters player Chris "Animal" Hyche, whose parents are deaf, will speak at next week's annual Mike Glenn Basketball Camp for the Deaf.

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Source: USA Today

Photo credit - Harlem Globetrotters

Basketball camp being held at Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf bringing students together

western-pennsylvaniaPITTSBURGH — A basketball camp being held at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf this week is bringing students from diverse backgrounds together.

Pittsburgh's Action News 4 anchor Shannon Perrine has the story.

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Source: WTAE

Lee High School graduate Korbin Casey signs to play basketball for the SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf

By Brandon Ogden

2018 Korbin Casey
Robert E. Lee High School graduate Korbin Casey came back to REL on Wednesday May 16, 2018 to sign his letter of intent to play collegiate basketball at Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf. Casey played basketball at REL with assistance from a sign language interpreter.

After graduating from Tyler Lee High School in 2017, Korbin Casey didn’t know what the future would hold.

Casey, who was born deaf, played for the Red Raiders varsity basketball team as a senior, but once his high school years were complete, he wasn’t sure what his next step would be.

He took a year to “work and work out and tried to improve myself to get ready for college.”

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Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph

Photo credit - Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph

Walton nets big goal with trip to America

2018 Brad WaltonBASKETBALL: Sunshine Beach State High School talent Bradley Walton is getting ready to head to America after winning selection in the Australian deaf basketball under-21 team.

The Year 12 student will line up in the green and gold of Australia at the eight-day World Championships to be held in Washington DC from July 6-14.

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Source: Noosa News

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MAAD hosts annual regional basketball tournament at St. Louis

Midwest Athletic Assoc for the DeafResults of the 72nd Annual Men's & 30th Annual Women Midwest Athletic Association of the Deaf Regional Basketball Tournament at St. Louis, Missouri from Thursday March 8 through Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Men's Results
Champion: St. Louis Thunder
Runner-Up: Kansas Creepers
Third Place: LAD Star City
Fourth Place: Olathe Kings
Fifth Place: Omaha
Sixth Place: St. Louis Cyclones

Most Valuable Player: Trent Thomas, St. Louis Thunder
Individual Sportsmanship: Travis Trumble, Kansas Creepers
Team Sportsmanship: LAD Star City
Top Average Scorer: Kenneth Smith, Omaha Outlaws 35.7 avg.
Top Average Rebound Champion: Ron Wyatt, St. Louis Thunder 9.0 avg.
Top Average Assist Champion: Sheign Freel, Kansas Creepers, 3.25 avg.
Coach of the Tournament: Tilman Sims, St. Louis Thunder
All Stars: Dalton Etkie, LAD Star City; Kenneth Smith, Omaha Outlaws; Sheign Freel, Kansas Creepers; Ron Wyatt, St. Louis Thunder; Chris Robinson, Olathe; Zach Phipps, Omaha; Jonathan Scherling, LAD Star City; Lorenzo Townsend, St. Louis Thunder; Chris Bedeau, Kansas Creepers; Eric Jenkins, St. Louis Thunder.

Women's Results
Champion: Omaha Eagles
Runner-Up: Iowa
Third place: Minnesota

Most Valuable Player: Carly Weyers, Omaha Eagles
Individual Sportsmanship: Joyal Ingram, Olathe Blasters
Team Sportsmanship: Olathe Blasters
Top Average Scorer: Tiffany McCallum, Olathe Blasters 16.0 avg.
Top Average Rebound Champion: Carly Weyers, Omaha Eagles 7.0 avg.
Top Average Assist Champion: Sarah Young Bear Brown, Iowa Storm 3.6 avg.
Coach of the Tournament: Fred Ivins, Omaha Eagles
All Stars: Tiffany McCallum, Olathe Blasters; Sarah Young Bear Brown, Iowa Storm; Kiley Peterson, Omaha Eagles; Jennifer Keaton, Iowa Storm; Rachel Nemmers, Omaha Eagles.

*Reprinted from Midwest Athletic Association of the Deaf -


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