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Wyoming recruit Jehvion Starwood powers Oswego East’s tournament bounce back. Plus, boys basketball notes
Happy holidays, indeed. They were for senior guard Jehvion Starwood , who led Oswego East last week as area teams turned in strong performances in a number of holiday tournaments around the state. Advertisement The 6-foot-3 Starwood, a Wyoming recruit, paced the Wolves by scoring a program single-game record 37 points Saturday in a 79-68 win over Brother Rice in the third-place game of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic. It came on the heels of a 54-39 loss to eventual champ DePaul Prep the previous day in the semifinals. Advertisement “We kind of challenged our guys, wondering how we’d bounce back,” Oswego East coach Ryan Velasquez said. “I knew we’d compete, but it wasn’t going to be easy. “I wanted to see what kind of resilience we had.” Starwood averaged 18.8 points and 5.5 rebounds to earn all-tournament honors for the Wolves (12-4). “He was just getting to the basket, too,” Velasquez said. West Aurora’s Terrence Smith (5) goes up for a basket against Oswego during a Southwest Prairie Conference game in Oswego on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. (Nate Swanson/The Beacon-News) Mr. Smith goes to Pontiac: West Aurora coach Michael Fowler challenged 6-4 junior forward Terrence Smith , one of his top players, and Smith stepped up in a big way. Smith averaged a tournament-best 10.3 rebounds for the Blackhawks, who went 3-1 and took fifth in the usually strong field at Pontiac. Fowler thinks Smith, who had a 15-rebound game, is capable of averaging 10 or more rebounds for the season. West Aurora opened the tournament with a 68-64 win over Peoria Manual, then dropped a 57-48 decision to eventual champion Curie in a game the Blackhawks led in the fourth quarter. They beat Joliet West 61-48 on Saturday and came back several hours later to beat Simeon 67-54. Advertisement “I think all four games we battled pretty hard,” Fowler said. “Curie is one of the top teams in the state in Class 4A and they made a few more plays down the stretch than we did, but I’m proud of the boys. “I was a little worried going into the Simeon game, having to play twice in one day.” Jordan Brooks averaged 15.5 points, Smith added 15.3 and CJ Savage had 15.0 for the tourney, with Smith and Savage being voted to the second five of the all-tournament team. Waubonsie Valley's Tre Blissett (3) drives past Marmion's Caden Anderson (2) against Marmion during the Ken Peddy Windmill City Classic in Batavia on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023. (Mark Black/The Beacon-News) Indian Prairie roll: Teams from all three District 204 schools fared well. Waubonsie Valley overwhelmed the field at the Hinkle Classic at Jacobs, winning its first three games by 38, 38 and 40 points, then dispatching Lake Zurich 49-37 for the title. Neuqua Valley went 4-0 to take the title at Wheeling, while Metea Valley reeled off three straight wins before dropping the large school division title to Normal Community at the State Farm Classic in Bloomington-Normal. Advertisement “Defensively, we can overwhelm teams if we’re really on,” Waubonsie coach Andrew Schweitzer said of his team, which has won 13 straight. “Lake Zurich will win 20 games.” Treshawn Blissett , Tyreek Coleman and Moses Wilson were all-tournament selections. “Our conference is really good and we had an excellent showing,” Metea coach Isaiah Davis said, noting another DuPage Valley Conference member, DeKalb, won the title of the tourney it hosted. “We’ve had a 10-game stretch featuring a really tough schedule, but we’re getting battle tested. Normal Community is a top five team in state with several D-I players.” The Beacon-News Twice-weekly News updates from the Aurora area delivered every Monday and Wednesday By submitting your email to receive this newsletter, you agree to our Subscriber Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy . > Will Ashford , who averaged a team-high 20.8 points, was named all-tournament for Metea. Aurora Christian's Cam Morel (2) drives to the basket against IMSA's Deondre O'Bannon during a Burney Wilkie Classic game in Aurora on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023. (Jon Cunningham/The Beacon-News) These Eagles dare: All-tournament selection Cameron Morel and Marshawn Cocroft , who could have been all-tourney according to coach Dan Beebe , powered Aurora Christian to a third-place finish in the small school division at the State Farm Classic. Advertisement The Eagles bounced back from a 64-33 loss to El Paso-Gridley in the semifinals before rallying from a 21-point halftime deficit to beat state-ranked Pecatonica in overtime for third. Beebe likes the event because his team plays one or two games on a larger college court and gets to experience the travel, eating out and staying in a hotel that could also come with a long playoff run to state. Yorkville's Jason Jakstys drives to the basket as Nazareth's Zach Hayes defends during Jack Tosh Holiday Classic in Elmhurst on Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. (James C. Svehla/The Beacon-News) Stepping up: Illinois recruit Jason Jakstys averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds to make all-tournament for Yorkville in the 32-team Jack Tosh Tournament at York, where the Foxes (8-7) and Batavia (11-4) each went 2-2. Jalen Bealer and Kenneth Cooley were all-tournament for East Aurora (3-12), which took fourth at the tourney it hosted. IMSA edged Elgin 48-47 on Muna Onwuameze’s layup with six seconds left to give the Titans the program’s first win over a Class 4A school.
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Star Wars Director Says It's About Time A Woman Makes A Star Wars Movie
Jan 02, 2024
Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeed Obaid-Chinoy is directing an upcoming Star Wars movie that brings back Daisy Ridley in the role of Rey. Obaid-Chinoy will become the first woman to direct a Star Wars film, dating back to the franchise's origins in the 1970s. Speaking about this, Obaid-Chinoy told CNN that she is "very thrilled" to make the movie and create something that is "very special.""We're in 2024 now, and I think it's about time we had a woman come forward to shape the story in a galaxy far, far away," she said.Obaid-Chinoy won Best Documentary, Short Subjects Academy Awards for Saving Face (2012) and A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (2015).In 2020, Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy told the BBC that a woman would eventually direct a Star Wars movie, saying that would "absolutely" happen, "without question." Victoria Mahoney was a second unit director on The Rise of Skywalker, but a woman has never claimed a top directing credit on a Star Wars movie.On the TV side of things, The Mandalorian has featured a number of female directors, including Deborah Chow and Bryce Dallas Howard. Chow went on to direct the Obi-Wan TV series, too.Another high-profile franchise that has never had a female director is James Bond. Producer Barbara Broccoli and Skyfall director Sam Mendes have both said they want to see a woman direct a future 007 film.As for Obaid-Chinoy's Star Wars movie, little is known about it apart from the fact that Ridley will come back to play Rey. It is expected that this film will be the first of the three new Star Wars films to come to theaters, possibly releasing in December 2025.According to a report, Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight is writing the Rey movie, taking over for Damon Lindelof and Justin Britt-Gibson.
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NBA Names Clare Akamanzi CEO Of NBA Africa
Jan 02, 2024 15:29
The NBA named Clare Akamanzi – an accomplished business executive and international trade and investment lawyer – as CEO of NBA Africa. Akamanzi will start her position on Jan. 23, 2024, and report to NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum. In this role, Akamanzi will oversee the NBA’s business and basketball development efforts in Africa and will be responsible for continuing to grow the popularity of basketball, the NBA and the Basketball Africa League (BAL) across the continent, including through grassroots basketball development, media distribution, corporate partnerships, and social responsibility initiatives that improve the livelihoods of African youth and families. For the last six and a half years, Akamanzi was CEO of Rwanda Development Board (RDB), where she spearheaded Rwanda’s economic development by enabling private sector growth. Under Akamanzi’s leadership, RDB implemented several business policy reforms and initiatives that led to significant investment and development for the country, including through partnerships with the BAL, Arsenal FC, Paris Saint-Germain FC, FC Bayern Munich and TIME Magazine, among others. “Clare’s business acumen, international experience and familiarity with basketball and the NBA make her the ideal executive to lead our business in Africa,” says Tatum. “NBA Africa and the Basketball Africa League are well-positioned for continued growth, and under Clare’s leadership we believe these initiatives will transform economies, communities and lives across the continent.” “I’ve seen firsthand how sports can positively impact businesses, families and communities in Africa, and the NBA and the BAL are a perfect example of that,” says Akamanzi. “The NBA has done an incredible job growing basketball and the economy around it across the continent, and I’m excited about the enormous opportunities ahead to build on that momentum.” Previously, Akamanzi was Chief Operating Officer of RDB and Head of Strategy and Policy Unit, Office of the President of the Republic of Rwanda. She has extensive international trade, business and diplomatic experience, having previously worked for the Rwandan Government at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland and at the Rwandan Embassy in London, England. Akamanzi has worked or studied in seven different countries and holds an honorary LLD from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, in recognition of her work in Rwanda. She earned a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she was the recipient of three prestigious awards for academic excellence and distinguished contribution to the community: the Lucius N. Littauer Fellows Award, the Raymond & Josephine Vernon Award and the Robert Kennedy Public Service Award. In addition, Akamanzi holds a Master of Laws degree in international trade and investments from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Akamanzi has served on several company boards, including the World Health Organization (WHO) Foundation, ECOBANK and Aviation, Travel and Logistics (ATL) company. She was recognized by Forbes as one of Africa’s Top 50 Powerful Women in 2020.
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