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Part of NBA Royalty, Sooner Than Most

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In three years, sharp-shooting Trae Young has gone from lighting up the gym at Norman North High School to being one of the National Basketball Association’s best players. The 6-foot-1 point guard, a starter in February’s NBA All-Star Game, has averaged around 30 points and 9 assists per game in his second season...

From Rodeos to Wrestling

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Tulsa Oilers home hockey matches are scheduled for March 3, 14, 20, 22 and 24 at the BOK Center, which also hosts the alpha male drama of the Big 12 Conference wrestling championships March 7-8. Visit Tulsa’s Expo Square for two equine events: the Route 66 Morgan Classic on March 18-21 and the Green...

Blessed by Basketball

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Kelenna Azubuike, London-born and Tulsa-raised, says he’s been blessed by basketball. And just seeing where the sport has taken him, his good fortune is quickly apparent. As a sophomore, Azubuike led Victory Christian to the Oklahoma Class 3A title in 2000 and an appearance in the Class 4A championship game as a senior. After...

Ex-TU Player Takes Stock(ton)

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DaQuan Jeffries’ professional basketball career hasn’t begun like some thought it might. The Edmond native, who played his final two collegiate seasons at the University of Tulsa, was once a projected second-round pick in the 2019 NBA draft. But Jeffries went undrafted and landed in Orlando before being released in October. He wasn’t...

Moving Up the Coaching Ranks

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Time spent in Oklahoma as a collegiate basketball player and a minor league assistant coach has helped Tyrone Ellis work his way into the head job of the Stockton (California) Kings of the NBA G-League. The Dallas native, 42, competed at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, graduated in 2001 and embarked on an...

A Natural Progression

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Ethan Chargois admits that his first two seasons playing basketball at Southern Methodist University flew by. Taking those experiences and learning opportunities to heart, he has become a leader for the Mustangs. As a freshman, the Tulsa Union product averaged 9.1 points and 4.4 rebounds; last season, as a starter in 31 of...

Simply Unshakable

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When     Malik “Shake” Milton left Southern Methodist University for the NBA after his junior year, the Owasso High School graduate knew exactly what to expect. Selected in the second round of last year’s NBA Draft by Dallas, Milton, 22, was quickly traded to Philadelphia on draft night. Before the season, he signed a two-way contract, meaning he would play most of...

The Hits Keep Coming

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July heat brings the hottest acts to Tulsa’s BOK Center with singer/songwriter Michael Bublé on July 15; pop sensation Shawn Mendes on July 20; and Latin rap artist Cardi B on July 23. You can also enjoy the venue’s annual charitable dodgeball tournament July 13. Stick around downtown Tulsa for The Fray at Osage Casino at 7 p.m. July...

Heat(ed) Ice Cream Cravings

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Anytime Edmond native Josh Richardson returns to this part of the country during the NBA season, the fourth-year Miami Heat player always stops at a specific Oklahoma City-based chain. “I love Braum’s,” he says after a morning shoot-around before a game in Dallas. “Anytime Oklahoma or Texas, I try to go to Braum’s.” Richardson, Miami’s second-round pick in the 2015...

Hitting the Peak

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Concerts and basketball comprise a month of madness at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. OKC Thunder games run throughout the month, with opponents including the Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors. P!nk makes a stop on her Beautiful Trauma World Tour on March 23. Mercy Me visits March 30. And don’t miss the Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference...