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  • Registration is open for the University of Northern Iowa’s Tanya Warren Panther Basketball Camps Wednesday, June 27.

Two sessions are offered, one for players entering grades 7-8 and another for those entering grades 9-12. Cost is $70, which includes lunch.

Members of the UNI women’s basketball staff and current Panther players will provide instruction.

UNI is also offering an Advanced Skills Camp. Enrollment is limited.

For more information on any of the camps, go online at

  • Former University of Iowa guard Brady Ellingson will join the Drake men’s basketball team as a graduate transfer, new Bulldogs coach Darian DeVries announced Monday.

Sunday, DeVries announced that Nick Norton, a graduate transfer from Alabama-Birmingham, will join the Drake program. Norton is the son of former University of Iowa basketball and baseball player Randy Norton.

The 5-foot, 10-inch point guard started all 32 games for UAB in 2017-18 and averaged 7.5 points while dishing out 4.9 assists per game.

Meanwhile, DeVries has added Larry Blunt to his coaching staff. Blunt spent the past two seasons at Canisius where he helped the Golden Griffins to a share of the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference title and a 21-12 overall record. He also has experience coaching at the prep school, Division III, Division II and professional levels.

  • Waterloo West senior Aleah Cook has signed a letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.

Cook was an honorable mention all-Mississippi Valley Conference selection and honorable mention All-Metro pick.


  • Waterloo Black Hawks forwards Jack Drury and Ben Copeland made big moves in the final NHL Central Scouting Rankings released Monday.

Drury and Copeland both produced a United States Hockey League-best 22 points over the last seven weeks of the regular season and both finished among the league’s top six scorers.

Drury, ranked 60th in January, finished at 27th on the list of 210 draft-eligible skaters playing in North America this winter. Copeland was not on the January list, but is now 126th.

Black Hawks goaltender Jared Moe is ranked 10th after a 23-6-1 season with two shutouts.

  • Waterloo Black Hawks’ Ben Finkelstein was named USHL Defenseman of the Week Monday for the fifth time this season.

Finkelstein scored in both weekend games and finished with five points to help Waterloo win both its games and capture the Anderson Cup as regular-season champion.


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