Senior showcase gives players a shot at college hoops

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - March Madness is over, but the chance to play college hoops is not.
High school seniors put their talents on display for college coaches on Saturday.

The Alaska Basketball Exposure Clinic had 13 coaches from universities all over the northwest,
scouting players, and running them through specific drills.

"The people up here treat us so well,” said Rachel Goetz head coach at Wenatchee Valley Community College. “All of the Alaskans we have had come down, represented really well, and our community really loves them."

Many coaches are looking to sign players for the 2018-19 season. The clinic was also a great chance for players in rural Alaska to get in front of college coaches who otherwise might not ever see them play.

“The coaches have been pushing us really hard, just seeing what Alaska has to provide for the Northwest,” said Kuutuuq Danner, a Barrow High School Senior.

In addition to the clinic, the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches held its 8th annual Senior All-Star game.

The small school boys and girls tipping off followed by large school boys and girls games serving as another chance for coaches to watch potential recruits play.

In addition to action on the court, AABC inducted its 2018 Hall of Fame Class, which includes Coaches Phil Jordan and Don Witzel and NBA veteran Carlos Boozer.

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