Men's Basketball

A giant on and off the court

Bruce Hamming, former basketball star at Augustana College, turned down a chance to play in the NBA so he could pursue a career in medicine. Three decades later, he hasn’t looked back.

DII made Larry Tucker a straight-shooting principal

Larry Tucker, now a high school principal, considered himself a terrible college shooter, but he did one thing well: put the ball in the basket. He accumulated a staggering 2,120 points over his prolific career at Lewis, making 841 field goals while averaging 20.3 points per game on 67.8 percent shooting from the field, leading the school to its first two NCAA tournament berths in 1982 and 1983.

North Carolina’s McDonald cleared to play

On Dec. 17, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill men’s basketball student-athlete Leslie McDonald was cleared to compete in the school’s next competition. McDonald sat nine games and must repay $1,783 to a charity of his choice for...

Dykstra overcame odds to thrive at Western Washington

Western Washington's career basketball scoring leader overcame many doubters on his route to success.

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