Monday, April 29, 2013
Jason Collins came out as the first gay openly athlete in one of the four major U.S. sports leagues Monday.
Jason Collins, who played with the NBA's Washington Wizards during the past season, announced in a story in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated that he is gay, the first athlete in the NBA, NFL, NHL or Major League Baseball to do so. Reaction has come in from around the world and across the spectrum of sports and politics, with former President Bill Clinton also weighing in, tweeting "I'm proud to call Jason Collins a friend." Collins' teammate on the Washington Wizards, former Chaminade standout Bradley Beal also took to social media Monday, tweeting "Proud of @jasoncollins34 for expressing his feelings! Great teammate, mentor and better person !! #liveyourlife!" The Wizards released a statement Monday, saying: “We are extremely proud…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Chaminade graduate was averaging almost 14 points per game for the Washington Wizards.
The Washington Wizards announced Wednesday that rookie guard Bradley Beal will miss the rest of the season with a stress fracture in his right leg. Beal, a 2011 Chaminade graduate who left the University of Florida after his freshman year for the NBA, will be able to resume basketball activities in six weeks, according to a team statement. Beal finishes his first NBA season averaging 13.9 points, 3.8 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game. Prior to the injury, he missed a total of 18 games with ankle, back and wrist injuries. The Wizards are 28-46 on the season.
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Chaminade grad participated in the NBA's Rising Stars game Friday night.
The NBA's All Star Weekend in Houston has a decided Chaminade feel to it. Bradley Beal started in Friday's BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, featuring the league's top rookies against the top second year players. He scored 12 points and had 4 assists as "Team Chuck", coached by Charles Barkley, defeated "Team Shaq", led by Shaquille O'Neal by a score of 163-135. WashingtonWizards.com went behind the scenes of Beal's media tour in Texas and caught up with the rookie guard as he spent time with his parents, who made the trip from St. Louis. Sunday, David Lee, who before Beal played in college at Florida before going onto the NBA, will see action in the All-Star game as a Western Conference reserve representing the Golden State Warriors. This is …
Friday, June 29, 2012
We used Storify to show you the night that was for the former Creve Coeur prep basketball star turned Washington Wizards rookie.
We've said it before, but we'll say it again. What a way to celebrate a 19th birthday. Former Chaminade College Prep standout Bradley Beal was welcomed into the NBA fraternity officially Thursday night, after his selection by the Washington Wizards as the third overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. The Washington Post caught up with Beal after the pick was announced. Forbes Magazine has the breakdown of the rookie salary structure under the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement. Beal stands to earn more than $3 million annually over the next three years.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Chaminade graduate and likely top 10 draft pick will go through the paces at an NBA camp in Chicago Thursday and Friday.
The draft process for would-be pro athletes is really a glorified meat market. And, just as in the NFL, the process for evaluating who's who leading up to the NBA Draft is going to be televised. Starting Thursday and stretching into Friday, the top potential draftees, including former Chaminade standout Bradley Beal, will get to show how well they can navigate a series of agility drills. ESPNU will have the coverage, starting Thursday at 9 a.m. and continuing until Friday, also at 9 a.m. The network also plans interviews with the top prospects and league executives. Not much has changed since the NBA Draft lottery was set last week. There have been no trades, although plenty of talk, including what the Cleveland Cavaliers might end up …
Friday, March 16, 2012
His high school coach tells Patch what would make the choice a "no-brainer"
Former Chaminade standout Bradley Beal will get his first taste of the men's NCAA basketball tournament Friday. Still an open question is if he'll return to the University of Florida for an opportunity to do it next year as a Sophomore. Beal's Gators take on the University of Virginia with the potential for a matchup Sunday with the Missouri Tigers. He averaged 14.6 points and 6.5 rebounds and logged the most minutes on the floor in the regular season en route to an All-SEC campaign. His numbers and a jump shot that scouts have said has been NBA-ready for awhile have Beal pegged in early mock drafts as anywhere from the sixth overall pick to the tenth overall. His mother, Bessie, told The St. Louis Post Dispatch that he hasn't discussed it…
Saturday, July 2, 2011
A look at how issues and people of interest to Creve Coeur were covered over the last week.
Every day, we do a large amount of our own reporting on issues of interest to city residents, businesses, schools, and other organizations. But we're not afraid to highlight the reporting done by other media outlets. We're using this space to share some of that work, and other items of interest that we've come across impacting people in and around Creve Coeur. NEWS: SPORTS:
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The parallels between Bradley Beal and current NBA player David Lee are remarkable.
As one of the greatest high school basketball players in St. Louis-area history begins his transition to college, there is one individual who understands precisely what recent Chaminade graduate Bradley Beal is experiencing. In fact, the parallels between Beal and current NBA player David Lee are undeniably remarkable. Exactly 10 years ago, it was Lee who was arguably the biggest name on the St. Louis prep basketball landscape while also playing at Chaminade for coach Kelvin Lee (no relation). Following his stellar prep career, Lee played for Florida and coach Billy Donovan. Beal will also play for Donovan and Florida beginning this fall. In yet another twist of irony, David Lee’s father, Gary, has been coaching Beal throughout his time at…
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Emotional event brings reminders of past sports accomplishment at the Creve Coeur school.
Chaminade College Prepatory School unveiled its original class of Athletic Hall of Fame at the 2011 Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Saturday night. The list features twelve individuals and includes the 1974 swim team. The inaugural inductees include NBA All-Star David Lee (’01), Paul Stastny (’04) who is the son of Blues Hall of Famer Peter Stastny, and 2011 Major League Soccer Player of the Month for April Brad Davis (’00). The event kicked off with a Mass in the chapel followed by cocktails and dinner at the Atrium and then came the induction ceremony. The Chaminade Sports Hall of Fame will recognize living or deceased individuals for personal achievements and contributions. The Hall of Fame will also honor those who dedicated their …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Former Mizzou star and current Westminster girls coach Steve Stipanovich gives his take on the search for a new head coach at Missouri.
By now, you've seen the news that Matt Painter, believed to be the main target of the University of Missouri's search for a new men's basketball coach, is staying at his alma mater, where he also served as an assistant, Purdue. “It is a different world now,” said Steve Stipanovich, speaking about the constant change of college head coaches, as Mizzou searches for Mike Anderson's replacement. Stipanovich was on two state championship teams at De Smet. Over four years from 1979 through 1983 he helped lead the University of Missouri to over 100 wins and then scored 5,321 points in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers. He is now the head girls basketball coach at Westminster Christian Academy. When Stipanovich played college ball, his coach, Norm …