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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

Melbourne City Deaf Basketball Club wins Asia Pacific title

By Jarrod Potter

Melbourne City Basketball ClubAfter winning the last two Asia-Pacific Deaf Basketball Club Championships – in 2012 (Manila, Philippines) and 2014 (Goyang, South Korea) – the City-siders went into this year’s tournament brimming with confidence and hopeful of a three-peat.

The Deaf International Basketball Foundation’s (DIBF) third Asia-Pacific Club Championships – held this year in Fukuoka, Japan – belonged to Melbourne City from the outset.

Read more: http://basketballvictoria.com.au/melbourne-city-deaf-basketball-club-wins-asia-pacific-title/

Source: Basketball Victoria

Savannah Storm hurdle obstacles for hoop dreams

By Jenel Few

ABA Savannah StormThe Savannah Storm, the city's new minor-league basketball team, is a group of 26 promising athletes all hoping for an opportunity to achieve their dreams.

"These are all guys who, for whatever reason, either missed the window for playing college ball or to play professionally," said Ed DeVita, Storm general manager. "Our squad is a developmental site for guys who want to play in Europe or the NBA."

Read more: http://savannahnow.com/news/2010-10-18/savannah-storm-hurdle-obstacles-hoop-dreams

Source: Savannah Morning News

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