Tag Archive | Basketball

Jim Boylen Named Head Coach of USA Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team for November 2021 Window

Former college and NBA head coach Jim Boylen has been selected head coach of the November 2021 USA Basketball World Cup Qualifying Team, and assisting him on the bench will be experienced USA Basketball coaches Ty Ellis and Othella Harrington. The USA squad will train Nov. 20-25 in Houston and will participate in the first competition window of 2021-23 FIBA World […]

Diana Taurasi Voted by Fans as WNBA’s Greatest Player of All Time

 The WNBA announced recently that Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been voted by fans as the league’s greatest of all time (GOAT).  The “Vote for the GOAT” platform was part of the WNBA’s celebration of its landmark 25th season.   Taurasi was announced as the greatest player in WNBA history today prior to Game 1 […]

New York Liberty’s Michaela Onyenwere named 2021 Kia WNBA Rookie of the Year

The WNBA announced recently that New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere has been selected as the 2021 Kia Rookie of the Year by a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Onyenwere, named on 47 out of 49 ballots, is the Liberty’s first rookie to win the award. Liberty guard/forward DiDi Richards and Atlanta Dream guard Aari McDonald also […]

New York Liberty star DiDi Richards Named to WNBA’s All-Rookie Team

Most recently the Women’s National Basketball Association announced that New York Liberty guard/forward, DiDi Richards, has been selected to the 2021 All-Rookie Team in part of the league-wide postseason awards. Richards is now the seventh rookie in franchise history to receive the honor along with Rookie of the Year Michaela Onyenwere. “It’s an honor to […]

Claxton Announces Ambitious Non-Conference Schedule for the Hofstra Men’s Basketball Team

Hofstra University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Speedy Claxton recently announced his squad’s non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2021-22 campaign.  The 12-game slate features four home games at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex and road games against Houston, which advanced to the Final Four a year ago, and Arkansas, which advanced to the Elite 8 […]

Washington Mystics star Tina Charles Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

The WNBA announced recently that Washington Mystics center Tina Charles has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played during the week of September 6 – September 12. This marks her second Player of the Week recognition this season and the 32nd of her career (last win: June 14, 2021). Charles is averaging a league […]

Washington Mystics edge out Chicago, 79-71

1495Sports is proud to bring the following Washington Mystics Post Game Press Conference from 9/12. This was after the team’s 79-71 victory over the Chicago Sky. Video features thoughts from Head Coach Mike Thibault, along with Tina Charles, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and Leilani Mitchell. The Washington Mystics picked up their second consecutive win against the Chicago […]