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Northwest Notes Oct. 20, 2021

| October 20, 2021 1:02 AM

Officials needed for youth, adult basketball in Cd'A

COEUR d'ALENE — The Coeur d’Alene Recreation Department will hold a basketball officials meeting Monday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Ramsey Elementary for anyone interested in officiating youth or adult basketball for the City of Coeur d’Alene.

Information: Cd'A recreation department, 208-769-2250

Zags freshman Sallis named to Jerry West Award Watch List

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. —– Gonzaga freshman Hunter Sallis was named to the Jerry West Award Watch List on Tuesday.

The award honors the top shooting guard in Division I men’s college basketball.

Sallis, who was a McDonald’s All-American last year, was the sixth-ranked recruit in the 2021 Class on 247 Sports. As a senior in high school, Sallis averaged 22.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, leading Millard North to its first Class A state title. He finished with 1,819 career points, the third-most in Class A history. Sallis was the first five-star basketball recruit in Nebraska history. In the state championship game, Sallis led the Mustangs to their first state title, posting 25 points, five rebounds and five assists. Sallis was one of 10 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy national high school player of the year.

Fans are encouraged to participate in Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies in each of the three rounds. In late January, the watch list of 20 players for the 2022 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award will be narrowed to 10 and then in late February to 5. In March the five finalists will be presented to West and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee where a winner will be selected.

Voting goes live on Friday.

Chris Duarte of Oregon won the award in 2021.

McGuffin captures gold in Pro Mixed Doubles at PPA Texas Open

Five-time professional pickleball Major champion and Team Selkirk athlete Tyson McGuffin of Coeur d'Alene and his teammate, Callie Smith, captured gold in the Pro Mixed Doubles division at the 2021 PPA Texas Open Shootout, which took place Sept. 30–Oct. 3 at Oasis Beach and Tennis Club in Rockwall, Texas.

McGuffin, former director of pickleball at Peak Health and Wellness in Hayden, is currently the No. 3-ranked singles and doubles player in the world.

He represents Selkirk Sport of Hayden, a pickleball paddle and accessories company.

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