Team Armenia Captain signs in Germany

June 22, 2014

PG/SG Mike Danielian has signed with SC Bayer 05 Uerdingen of Germany, according to his national team coach.

“Congratulations to Mike Danielian on signing pro contract with SC Bayer 05 Uerdingen of Germany.” -@CoachBardakian


Halejian Named Captain

June 22, 2014

After starting all 28 games this past season, the Yale University women’s basketball team has announced that guard Sarah Halejian has been named the team’s captain for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

The Ivy league point guard owns a 12.5 career scoring average.

Derboghosian Announces Transfer

June 22, 2014

Sooren Derboghosian announced on his twitter that he will be transferring for the 2014-15 season.

“I’m very excited to announce that I’m a Dragon now & I’ll play my last year of collegiate carrier at Drexel University.” @Sooren44

Derboghosian is a native of Iran and has previous experience with Glendale College (CA) and the Iranian National Team.

ACYOA Semi Finals Set

May 25, 2013

At the 2013 ACYOA Sports Weekend, the first day of basketball saw familiar faces separate from the pack. The three teams advanced to the semi finals with 3-0 records are Providence, Bayside, and Watertown. New York City is the fourth semi-finalist and they concluded preliminary play with a 2-1 record, their lone loss was a one-possession difference against Watertown.


Bayside vs. Watertown

Providence vs. New York City

Both games at 1:30 pm, followed by a consolation game and 3:30 pm Championship game.

In last year’s semi finals, Detroit knocked off Greenfield, Wisc, and Bayside escaped a close one against Watertown. Detroit followed up their 2011 championship with a repeat in 2012.

Tarkanian Selected to Hall of Fame

April 10, 2013

Former UNLV head coach Jerry Tarkanian is among the 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Class inductees that was announced at a ceremony in Atlanta during the NCAA Final Four.

Known as one of the most passionate coaches in the game of basketball, Tarkanian recorded 990 wins during his career with an 81% winning percentage that included leading the University of Nevada-Las Vegas to four NCAA Final Four appearances (1977, 1987, 1990 and 1991) and the 1990 NCAA Championship.  During his career, he led three different schools to NCAA Tournament appearances (UNLV, Fresno State and Long Beach State), including 21 post season appearances, 14 NCAA tournaments, 13 Sweet Sixteen appearances, seven Elite Eights, 17 conference championships and four 30-plus win seasons.  Tarkanian is a four-time National Coach of the Year (1977 Kodak; 1983 UPI; 1984, 1990 Basketball Times).  At the junior college level, he still owns the highest winning percentage of all-time at .891.  He has coached 44 future NBA prospects including 12 First Round draft picks.  Off the court, he was the recipient of the Roy Campanella Humanitarian Award and the Dream a Dream Foundation Inspiration Award – the only basketball coach to receive the award.



The Class of 2013 will be enshrined during festivities in Springfield, Mass. on Sunday, September 8.

Halejian named First-Team Ivy League

March 23, 2013

Sophomore guard Sarah Halejian (Wyckoff, N.J./Ramapo) was named to the All-Ivy League First Team after another successful season for the Yale Bulldogs.

Halejian earns her second consecutive Ivy League postseason award. She was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year last season.

Halejian was fifth in the league in scoring, averaging 13.8 points per game, and assists. She scored in double figures in 26 of Yale’s 28 games this season, leading the Bulldogs in scoring in 11 of those games. Halejian set a career mark against Harvard in a February meeting, scoring a 29 points.

“I owe much of this to my family for their unwavering support and to my teammates and coaches for constantly making me better and making each day in the gym really enjoyable,” Halejian said. “I look forward to building on this honor with high expectations of having more success as a team next season.”

California Duo Join List Of Armenian’s in NCAA Tournament

March 23, 2013

Sooren Derboghosian, a junior at UCLA, and Narbeh Ebrahimian, a junior at San Diego State, take the court in the 2nd round of the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Sixth-seeded UCLA takes on Minnesota, while the 7th-seeded Aztecs will look to avoid an upset against Oklahoma. UCLA opens up in their home state and will look to advance as an underdog-higher-seed. SDSU will play their opener in Philadelphia and could advance to play Florida Gulf Coast, who earlier in the day took down Big East giant Georgetown.