LA Dodgers: Lux, Gonsolin honored as top Minors players

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers named the Branch Rickey Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year on Monday, selecting shortstop Gavin Lux and right-hander Tony Gonsolin.

Lux, ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Dodgers’ No. 6 prospect, hit a combined .324/.399/.514 between Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa. That included a 2-for-4 performance with a leadoff homer and a walk to lead Tulsa to the Texas League championship on Friday.

 

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WKOW ABC27: Sam Dekker traded to Cavaliers

ESPN Senior NBA Insider reporter Adrian Wojnarowski reports that former Wisconsin native, former Badgers forward Sam Dekker will be traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sunday afternoon, Wojnarowski tweeted, “Cleveland is finalizing a trade to acquire Los Angeles Clippers forward Sam Dekker, league sources tell ESPN.”

Dekker was in Stoughton this week for a youth basketball camp with ProStart Sports at the Sports Enhancement Academy. “It’s so cool. It’s so cool seeing the youth being excited about basketball,” Dekker said after signing dozens of autographs on Thursday.

 

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WKOW ABC27: Former Badgers return for youth hoops camp

With the NBA preseason still more than a month away, a pair of former Badgers greats are returning to their old stomping grounds to share their knowledge with local youth players. Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky teamed up with ProStart Sports to host a basketball camp at the Sports Enhancement Academy.

“It’s so cool. It’s so cool seeing the youth being excited about basketball,” Dekker said after signing dozens of autographs. “Them to be wearing my jersey is pretty surreal. I always have a sense of appreciation, no matter how many times I do this. To see kids get excited coming […] Read more

Kenosha News: Gordon, Waynes team up for youth camp

Kenosha News: Gordon, Waynes team up for youth camp

Just blink, and suddenly eight years have gone by.

On Friday evening inside a sultry Bradford Fieldhouse, Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes were running through football drills, and a moment of deja vu could have made someone feel like it was the summer of 2010 again and they were preparing for their senior season with the Red Devils.

But how time flies, and sometimes it’s still hard to believe that the former teammates, still close friends, are both about to begin their fourth season in the NFL.

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WISN 12: Gordon, Waynes give back to their hometown at football camp

 

Gordon, Waynes give back to their hometown at football camp

"Just the fact that we can come back and give back and show these kids that it's possible to make it is a good thing."Spent the morning with best friends Melvin Gordon III & Trae Waynes at their free football camp in their hometown of Kenosha. Two easy guys to root for.

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Northwest Herald: Bulls forward Bobby Portis lends hand at Johnsburg basketball camp

Bulls forward gives back to community, has positive effect on young players

JOHNSBURG – As a youngster growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, Bobby Portis attended basketball camps where he met local legends Derek Fisher and Corliss Williamson, both of whom played on NBA championship teams.

The Bulls forward cherishes the memories and the effects Fisher and Williamson had on him as an impressionable player. Portis, who recently finished his third NBA season, wants to do the same for aspiring young players.

“If I can impact one kid on a positive note and change their lives, just give back, that’s the only thing […] Read more