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Monk Invited to LeBron Skills Academy

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.

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AN BKB BENT FAY 3-1Bentonville guard Malik Monk is one of 80 high school basketball players invited to the LeBron James Skills Academy that begins Wednesday in Las Vegas.

At the four-day event in Las Vegas, he will participate in skill workouts and 5-on-5 games in front of NBA scouts, media and college coaches.

Monk is a five-star recruit and the No. 4 player in the class of 2016, according to ESPN.com. Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com all have him rated as a five-star and top-10 recruit, as well.

Arkansas, Baylor, Florida, Indiana, Kansas and … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Among Bass Pro Shop Tournament Field

Henry Apple

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Henry Apple is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Bentonville, as well as Gravette

Bentonville's boys basketball team will join seven other teams from across the country to compete in the 31st annual Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions.

The three-day event will be held Jan. 15-17 at the JQH Arena on the Missouri State caAN BKB-BENT-HERTmpus in Springfield, where last year's tournament had more than 10,000 people in attendance. A number of NBA and college players have participated in the tournament in previous years, including Lamar Odom, John Wall and Tyler Hansbrough.

Because the tournament is held in the middle of … Continue Reading ››

4 Questions Facing Springdale Basketball

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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Springdale senior point guard TreShawn Gause.

The first few weeks of summer have been eventful for Springdale High's boys basketball program. And not in a good way. All-state senior point guard Tereke Eckwood (12.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.9 apg) transferred to crosstown rival Springdale Har-Ber, while promising junior forward Drake Wymer (3.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg) transferred to Fayetteville. Continue Reading ››

Springdale Summer #W2W4: Boys Basketball

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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Chris Owens (Springdale 24) flies past the Northside defense and lays it in.

Springdale guard Chris Owens.

The school year is over, but Springdale High's athletes don't get the summer off. The following details the boys basketball team's outlook for next season and summer program over the course of the next few months. It is the fourth installment in a four-part series that includes football (June 2: http://bit.ly/1m60358), volleyball (June 3: http://bit.ly/U9TOr4) and girls basketball (Wednesday: http://bit.ly/1hPo9FJ). Continue Reading ››

Eckwood Enrolls At Har-Ber

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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Former Springdale point guard Tereke Eckwood transferred to Springdale Har-Ber.

  Springdale Har-Ber will have an all-state point guard running the show next season. Former Springdale High standout Tereke Eckwood enrolled at Har-Ber on Thursday morning, said his father, Theron Eckwood. The Arkansas Activities Association, the state's high school sports governing body, ruled the Eckwood family has to move into the Har-Ber school district for Eckwood to be athletically eligible for … Continue Reading ››

Springdale Summer #W2W4: Girls Basketball

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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Springdale junior point guard Kierra Lang.

The school year is over, but Springdale High's athletes don't get the summer off. The following details the girls basketball team's outlook for next season and its summer program over the course of the next few months. It is the third of a four-part series that includes football (June 2: http://bit.ly/1m60358), volleyball (June 3: http://bit.ly/U9TOr4) and boys basketball (Thursday). 2013-14 … Continue Reading ››

Greatest Pros No. 3: Scottie Pippen

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.

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pippen jersey 3. Scottie Pippen

Sport: Basketball

Position: Forward

High School: Hamburg

College: Central Arkansas

Professional Teams: Chicago Bulls (1987-98, 2003-04); Houston Rockets (1999); Portland Trail Blazers (1999-2003)

Notable: Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010; six-time NBA champion; two-time Olympic gold medalist; seven-time NBA All-Star selection; jersey No. 33 is retired by the Chicago Bulls

Playing alongside arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time (Michael Jordan), Pippen was a part of all six of the Chicago Bulls’ NBA Championships during the 1990s.

He averaged 16.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game during his … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville Coaches Take Their Game To Mali

Henry Apple

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Henry Apple is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Bentonville, as well as Gravette
School is finally ended, but it's back to class for Bentonville's boys basketball coaches — on the other side of the world. Head coach Jason McMahan and assistants Brandon Cole, Bobby Stadel and BrianBpkZzwbCIAAUrs6.jpg-large Matchell left Saturday for Mali, Africa, to run a skills/evaluation camp. The four coaches will get to work with the top 50 to 60 players in a country that is, to put it mildly, poor. There is an abundance of talent there, but there aren't enough coaches to provide the training and skill development for these players. The camp is … Continue Reading ››

Greatest Pros No. 9: Sidney Moncrief

Andrew Hutchinson

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia sports reporter for NWA Media.

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bucks20,spt,kas,19. Sidney Moncrief Sport: Basketball

Position: Guard

High School: Little Rock Hall

College: Arkansas

Professional Teams: Milwaukee Bucks (1979-90); Atlanta Hawks (1990-91)

Notable: Two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year; five-time NBA All-Star; jersey No. 4 is retired by the Milwaukee Bucks

Many people in Arkansas remember Moncrief as one of “The Triplets” that led Arkansas to the 1978 Final Four, but he also had a successful NBA career.

He was the back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year in 1983 and 1984 and played in the All-Star game five times.

Moncrief averaged 15.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per … Continue Reading ››

Who Will Be Farmington’s 5A-West Rival?

Henry Apple

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Henry Apple is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Bentonville, as well as Gravette
I had the opportunity Friday morning to spend a couple of hours in Farmington, where I spoke with athletic director Brad Blew and coaches Mike Adams, Beau Thompson and Brad Johnson about the school's upcoming move to Class 5A status. Farmington has played its final game in the 4A-1 Conference and will be a member of the 5A-West Conference when classes resume in August. One of the dramatic changes Farmington faces will be the lack of a natural rival in the new league, basically because it's so spread out throughout about one-fourth of the state. Farmington's new conference foes range in distance … Continue Reading ››