Chimezie Chukwudum Metu is an American professional basketball player for the Austin Spurs, on assignment from the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the USC Trojans. Metu attended Lawndale High School in California. A four-star recruit, he committed to the USC Trojans on May 12, 2014; as a freshman, Metu played in 34 games, starting 2. He averaged 6.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. He had 54 blocks, the 2nd most blocks by a USC freshman since Taj Gibson, he played 10 minutes in USC's loss to Providence in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. Metu started in all 36 games as a sophomore, averaging 7.8 rebounds per game. He led the team to the 2nd round of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, he was named 2017 Pac-12 Most Improved Player, 2nd Team All-Pac-12 and All-Academic Honorable Mention. Metu played in 34 games as a junior, starting 33, he averaged 7.4 rebounds per game. On February 23, 2018, he was named in a federal document that linked him to an alleged $2,000 payment from a sports agency, but was cleared by USC.
On March 5, 2018, he was named 1st Team All-Pac-12 along with teammate Jordan McLaughlin. Being set to graduate in three years and after sitting out the 2018 National Invitation Tournament to avoid injury, he declared for the 2018 NBA draft. On June 21, 2018, Metu was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs with the 49th pick in the 2018 NBA draft. Metu was included in the 2018 NBA Summer League roster of the San Antonio Spurs. On September 4, 2018, Metu signed with the San Antonio Spurs. On October 20, 2018, Metu made his NBA debut, coming off from bench for about three minutes with two points, two rebounds and a block in a 108–121 loss to Portland Trail Blazers. Born in Los Angeles, he spent the first years of his life in California before moving to Nigeria with his father at the age of six, he lived in Nigeria the following six years. In Nigeria, he played soccer. Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com USC Trojans bio
Troutdale is a city in Multnomah County, United States north of Gresham and east of Wood Village. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 15,962; the city serves as the western gateway to the Historic Columbia River Highway, the Mount Hood Scenic Byway, the Columbia River Gorge. It is 12 miles east of Portland; the community was once known after the nearby Sandy River. In 1873, the current city of Sandy in Clackamas County, named "Revenue", established a different Sandy post office, still in operation. Troutdale was named by pioneer John Harlow for the trout pond in a dale near his house. Troutdale post office was founded in 1880. In 1920, a company called the "Bissinger Company" or "Bissinger Wool Pullery" built a firm and a water tower in the city, which are both standing and can both be seen today; the company was featured in a Ripley's Believe it or Not! Column because a cat was found in a stack of animal hides that the company was going to use for its products; the cat became the company's mascot.
The cat lived a healthy life. The water tower is now known as the "Old Historic Water Tower". Reynolds Aluminum was once the area's biggest employer; the Reynolds plant in Troutdale was established in 1941 to provide aluminum for the war effort. The plant closed in 2000; the nearby city of Wood Village was a company town founded to house workers from the Reynolds plant. In 2019 the city of Troutdale had a population of 16,683. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.02 square miles, of which, 5.94 square miles is land and 0.08 square miles is water. Troutdale is located at the confluence of the Columbia rivers; the city is about 12 miles east of Portland. This region experiences warm and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Troutdale has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. Troutdale is renowned for having some of the windiest conditions in the Pacific Northwest.
Periodically, strong east winds emerge from the Columbia River Gorge that affect the city's temperature and general climate. As a result, several businesses and locations utilize the East Wind identifier in their names or services; as of the census of 2010, there were 15,962 people, 5,671 households, 4,208 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,687.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 5,907 housing units at an average density of 994.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 83.6% White, 2.1% African American, 1.0% Native American, 4.6% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 4.2% from other races, 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.6% of the population. There were 5,671 households of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, 25.8% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.20. The median age in the city was 34 years. 27.5% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 13,777 people, 4,671 households, 3,690 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,761.1 people per square mile. There were 4,865 housing units at an average density of 975.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 87.54% White, 4.14% Asian, 1.90% African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 1.71% from other races, 3.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.62% of the population. There were 4,671 households out of which 44.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.6% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.0% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.19. In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 30.1% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, 4.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 99.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $56,593, the median income for a family was $62,203. Males had a median income of $41,808 versus $30,989 for females; the per capita income for the city was $21,778. About 3.3% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those aged 65 or over. The local economy has shifted since the start of the century as the Portland region continues to grow. While the majority of residents work in Portland or Gresham, recent industrial development related to at the Port of Portland's Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park has helped turned the community into a jobs center for the region.
FedEx is the largest employer in the city with a sizable distribution facility for its FedEx Ground operations. Other major employers include Amazon, Reynolds School District, Multnomah Cou
Amida Abiola Brimah is a Ghanaian professional basketball player who plays for Austin Spurs of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Connecticut Huskies. Brimah was on the Huskies' 2013–14 NCAA Championship team. In the first round of the tournament vs St. Joe's, UConn trailed 67-70 with 39 seconds remaining when Brimah converted a 3 point play to send the game to overtime, where UConn prevailed. Brimah's play was cited as a turning point in UConn's title run. On December 15, 2014, he scored 40 points in a game against Coppin State, becoming the 11th Husky to do so. Brimah's 13-13 shooting led Connecticut to a 106-85 victory. At the conclusion of the season he was named honorable mention all conference. In his career at UConn, Brimah averaged 4.5 rebounds. After going undrafted in 2017 NBA Draft, Brimah signed with the Chicago Bulls to play in the 2017 Summer League. On September 25, 2017, Brimah was included in the training camp roster of the San Antonio Spurs, he was on waived on October 12, 2017.
On November 2, 2017, Brimah was included in the 2017–18 opening night roster for Austin Spurs. On April 13, 2018, Brimah signed with Partizan. On September 18, 2018, Brimah signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the San Antonio Spurs, but was waived by the Spurs three days later. On October 22, 2018, Brimah was included in the training camp roster of the Austin Spurs, on October 31, Brimah was included in Austin's opening night roster. List of foreign basketball players in Serbia Connecticut profile
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers known as the Blazers, are an American professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. The Trail Blazers compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division; the team played its home games in the Memorial Coliseum before moving to Moda Center in 1995. The franchise entered the league as an expansion team in 1970, has enjoyed a strong following: from 1977 through 1995, the team sold out 814 consecutive home games, the longest such streak in American major professional sports at the time, only since surpassed by the Boston Red Sox; the Trail Blazers have been the only NBA team based in the bi-national Pacific Northwest, after the Vancouver Grizzlies relocated to Memphis and became the Memphis Grizzlies in 2001, the Seattle SuperSonics relocated to Oklahoma City and became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008. The team has advanced to the NBA Finals three times, winning the NBA championship once in 1977.
Their other NBA Finals appearances were in 1990 and 1992. The team has qualified for the playoffs in 34 seasons of their 48-season existence, including a streak of 21 straight appearances from 1983 through 2003, tied for the second longest streak in NBA history; the Trail Blazers' 34 playoff appearances rank third in the NBA only behind the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs since the team's inception in 1970. Six Hall of Fame players have played for the Trail Blazers. Bill Walton is the franchise's most decorated player. Four Blazer rookies have won the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Three players have earned the Most Improved Player award: Kevin Duckworth, Zach Randolph, CJ McCollum. Two Hall of Fame coaches, Lenny Wilkens and Jack Ramsay, have patrolled the sidelines for the Blazers, two others, Mike Schuler and Mike Dunleavy, have won the NBA Coach of the Year Award with the team. Sports promoter Harry Glickman sought a National Basketball Association franchise for Portland as far back as 1955 when he proposed two new expansion teams, the other to be located in Los Angeles.
When the Memorial Coliseum was opened in 1960 Glickman saw the potential it could serve as a professional basketball venue but it was not until February 6, 1970, that the NBA board of governors granted him the rights to a franchise in Portland. To raise the money for the $3.7 million admission tax, Glickman associated himself to real estate magnates Robert Schmertz of New Jersey, Larry Weinberg of Los Angeles and Herman Sarkowsky of Seattle. Two weeks on February 24, team management held a contest to select the team's name and received more than 10,000 entries; the most popular choice was "Pioneers", but that name was excluded from consideration as it was used by sports teams at Portland's Lewis & Clark College. The name "Trail Blazers" received 172 entries, was selected by the judging panel, being revealed on March 13 in the halftime of a SuperSonics game at the Memorial Coliseum. Derived from the trail blazing activity by explorers making paths through forests, Glickman considered it a name that could "reflect both the ruggedness of the Pacific Northwest and the start of a major league era in our state."
Despite initial mixed response, the Trail Blazers name shortened to just "Blazers", became popular in Oregon. Along with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Buffalo Braves, the Trail Blazers entered the NBA in 1970 as an expansion team, under coach Rolland Todd. Geoff Petrie and Sidney Wicks led the team in its early years, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs in its first six seasons of existence. During that span, the team had three head coaches; the team won the first pick in the NBA draft twice during that span. In 1972, the team drafted LaRue Martin with the number one pick. In 1974 the team selected Bill Walton from UCLA; the ABA–NBA merger of 1976 saw those two rival leagues join forces. Four ABA teams joined the NBA; the Trail Blazers selected Maurice Lucas in the dispersal draft. That summer, they hired Jack Ramsay as head coach; the two moves, coupled with the team's stellar play, led Portland to several firsts: winning record, playoff appearance, championship in 1977. Starting on April 5 of that year, the team began a sellout streak of 814 straight games—the longest in American major professional sports history—which did not end until 1995, after the team moved into a larger facility.
The team started the 1977–78 season with a 50–10 mark, some predicted a dynasty in Portland. However, Bill Walton suffered a foot injury that ended his season and would plague him over the remainder of his career, the team struggled to an 8–14 finish, going 58–24 overall. In the playoffs, Portland lost to the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1978 conference semifinals; that summer, Walton demanded to be traded to a team of his choice because he was unhappy with his medical treatment in Portland. Walton was never traded, he held out the entire 1978–79 season and left the team as a free agent thereafter; the team was further dismantled as Lucas left in 1980. During the 1980s, the team was a consistent presence in the NBA post-season, failing to qualify for the playoffs only in 1982. However, they never advanced past the conference semifinals duri
In basketball, free throws or foul shots are unopposed attempts to score points by shooting from behind the free throw line, a line situated at the end of the restricted area. Free throws are awarded after a foul on the shooter by the opposing team; each successful free throw is worth one point. Free throws can be shot at a high percentage by good players. In the NBA, most players make 70–80% of their attempts; the league's best shooters can make 90% of their attempts over a season, while notoriously poor shooters may struggle to make 50% of them. During a foul shot, a player's feet must both be behind the foul line. If a player lines up with part of his or her foot on or forward of the line, a violation is called and the shot does not count. Foul shots are worth one point. There are many situations; the first and most common is. If the player misses the shot during the foul, the player receives either two or three free throws depending on whether the shot was taken in front of or behind the three-point line.
If, despite the foul, the player still makes the attempted shot, the number of free throws is reduced to one, the basket counts. This is known depending on the value of the made basket; the second is. This happens when, in a single period, a team commits a set number of fouls whether or not in the act of shooting. In FIBA, NBA and NCAA women's play, the limit is four fouls per quarter. In the WNBA, the fouled player shoots two free throws starting with the opponent's fifth foul, or second team foul in the final minute if that team has committed under 5 fouls in a period. In FIBA and NCAA women's basketball, the fouled player shoots two free throws starting with the opponent's fifth foul in a period, considering that team fouls accrue from the fourth period on, as all overtimes are extensions of it for purposes of accrued team fouls. In NCAA men's basketball, beginning with the seventh foul of the half, one free throw is awarded; this is called shooting a "one-and-one". Starting with the tenth foul of the half, two free throws are awarded.
In addition, overtime is considered an extension of the second half for purposes of accumulated team fouls. Free throws are not awarded for offensive fouls if the team fouled is in the bonus; the number of fouls that triggers a penalty is higher in college men's basketball because the game is divided into two 20-minute halves, as opposed to quarters of 12 minutes in the NBA or 10 minutes in the WNBA, college women's basketball, or FIBA play. As in professional play, a foul in the act of shooting is a two- or three-shot foul, depending on the value of the shot attempt, with one free throw being awarded if the shot is good. If a player is injured upon being fouled and cannot shoot free throws, the offensive team may designate any player from the bench to shoot in the place of the injured player in college. If a player fouled takes exception to the foul, starts or participates in a fight, gets ejected, he or she is not allowed to take his or her free throws, the opposing team will choose a replacement shooter.
In all other circumstances, the fouled player must shoot her own foul shots. If a player, coach, or team staff shows poor sportsmanship, which may include arguing with a referee, or commits a technical violation that person may get charged with a more serious foul called a technical foul. In the NBA, a technical foul results in one free throw attempt for the other team. In FIBA play, technical fouls result in two free throws in all situations. Under NCAA rules, technical fouls are divided into "Class A" and "Class B". Class A technicals result in two free throws, Class B technicals result in one. At all levels, the opposing team may choose any player, on the court to shoot the free throws, is awarded possession of the ball after the free throws. Since there is no opportunity for a rebound, these free throws are shot with no players on the lane. If a referee deems a foul aggressive, or that it did not show an attempt to play the ball, the referee can call an more severe foul, known as an "unsportsmanlike foul" in international play or a "flagrant foul" in the NBA and NCAA basketball.
This foul is charged against the player, the opponent gets two free throws and possession of t
Reynolds High School (Troutdale, Oregon)
Reynolds High School is the only public high school in Troutdale, United States, in the northeastern part of the Portland metropolitan area. It is part of the Reynolds School District, is the second-largest high school in Oregon; the school takes its name from the school district, named for the Reynolds Aluminum plant in the city that closed in 2000. On May 29, 1979, a three-alarm fire damaged the gym and theater. Reynolds High School merged with Columbia High School in 1989. Columbia High School is now the site of Reynolds High School, the former Reynolds High School is now one of three middle schools in the district, Reynolds Middle School. On June 10, 2014, a 14-year-old freshman was shot by another student. A physical education teacher suffered non-life-threatening injuries; the shooter, a 15-year-old student, fatally shot himself. SWAT and FBI agents secured the school. In 2015, a bond resolution was proposed, which would grant the district $125,000,000 to help replace, renovate several schools in the district, install security upgrades in every school in the district.
A portion of this sum of money was used to remodel the northern portion of the main establishment. This includes remodeled science, functional life-skills and early childhood education classrooms, cafeteria area, kitchen. Relocation of the main office and counseling office by the new and more secure main entry, and all buildings that make up the campus internally connected. Construction was started spring of 2017, is projected to be complete fall of 2018. In 2008, 64% of the school's seniors received a high school diploma. Of 611 students, 388 graduated, 130 dropped out, 39 received a modified diploma, 54 were still in high school the following year. In 2009, there were nearly 900 freshmen in a record for the school; this was combined over 40 teachers at the school. This caused class sizes to increase. Diego Hernandez, state representative Drew Eubanks, Austin Spurs Forward
Joshua Sutton Huestis is an American professional basketball player for the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Stanford University. Considered a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Huestis was listed as the No. 48 power forward in the nation in 2010. Huestis attended Charles M. Russell High School in Great Falls, MT. Huestis spent four seasons at Stanford and averaged 7.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 135 career games. During both his junior and senior seasons, Huestis was named to the Pac-12 Defensive Team and at the conclusion of his sophomore season, he received Pac-12 Defensive Team Honorable Mention honors. In 2013–14, Huestis scored in double-figures on 19 occasions while leading Stanford in rebounding and blocks, he concluded his collegiate career as the all-time leading shot blocker in Cardinal history. On June 26, 2014, Huestis was selected with the 29th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder, he joined the Thunder for the 2014 NBA Summer League.
On November 4, 2014, he was acquired by the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League. On November 14, he made his professional debut in a 111–105 loss to the Maine Red Claws, recording 10 points, nine rebounds and two assists in 37 minutes. In 46 games for the Blue in 2014–15, he averaged 10.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.5 blocks per game. He would not play a single game for the Thunder that season. On July 30, 2015, Huestis signed with the Thunder. On March 24, 2016, he made his NBA debut in a 113–91 win over the Utah Jazz, recording three points in five minutes off the bench. On April 16, Huestis made his debut in the playoffs, recording one rebound in eight minutes off the bench in a Game 1 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. During his rookie and sophomore seasons, Huestis received multiple assignments to the Oklahoma City Blue, he was one of the first domestic draft-and-stash prospects, playing for the Blue instead of heading overseas to develop. Huestis saw a vast increase in his minutes during the 2017-18 season, playing in 69 games and becoming a regular part of the player rotation.
On October 9, 2018, Huestis signed with the San Antonio Spurs, but was waived by the Spurs on October 11. Huestis was reported to have signed with their G League affiliate the Austin Spurs on October 17. On October 22, Huestis was included in Austin's training camp roster, on October 31, Huestis was included in Austin's opening night roster. Huestis has worked Through the Lens, he has discussed dealing with existential crises. Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com Stanford bio