Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame class

Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to prove his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer.

And he’s got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class, one that may be as glitzy as any.

Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

An amazing class,” Duncan said.

Colby, Whitmore, Christopher highlight 44th BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team

A sophomore who was the sixth player on a senior-laden team a year ago has emerged as a first-team selection this season on the 44th Bangor Daily News All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team.

Guard Jaycie Christopher of Skowhegan, the Kennebec Valley Conference Class A Player of the Year, turned in a remarkable season despite being opponents’ primary defensive focus.

BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team list, honorable mentions

BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team list, honorable mentions (Player, Team, Class, Height, Position)

First Team

Emily Archibald, Kennebunk, Jr., 6-2, F-G

Jaycie Christopher, Skowhegan, Soph., 6-1, G

Julia Colby, Oxford Hills, Sr., 5-6, G

Amanda Kabantu, Portland, Jr., 5-8, G

Maggie Whitmore, South Portland, Sr. 5-11, G

Second Team

Camille Clement, Greely, Jr., 5-8, G

Paige Cote, Sanford, Sr., 6-2, C

Lizzy Gruber, Gardiner, Fr., 6-3, C

44 years of stars: BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball teams from 1977 to 2020


First Team: Jaycie Christopher, Skowhegan; Maggie Whitmore, South Portland; Julia Colby, Oxford Hills; Emily Archibald, Kennebunk; Amanda Kabantu, Portland

Second Team: Camille Clement, Greely; Gemima Motema, Portland; Brooke Obar, Greely; Paige Cote, Sanford; Lizzy Gruber, Gardiner

Third Team: Hannah Talon, Windham; Jordan Grant, Gray-New Gloucester; Lexi Mittelstadt, Mt. Blue; Peyton Grant, Dexter; Cecilia Dieterich, Oxford Hills


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