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LOCAL BRIEFS: EJ Singler to Star in TBT – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News


Former South Medford standout EJ Singler will be part of an Oregon alumni team, Always Us, at the upcoming basketball tournament, which is an annual $1 million summer event .

The 6-foot-6 bachelor, who played with Oregon from 2009-2013, is on the Always Us 10-player roster that will be ranked fourth in the Omaha region of TBT.

Other Always Us players include: Tajuan Porter, Garrett Sim, Johnathan Loyd, Jalil Abdul-Bassit, Dwayne Benjamin, Casey Benson, Shakur Juiston, Brian Conklin (Saint Louis) and Michael Finke (Grand Canyon/Illinois).

The team will be coached by Oregon assistant coach Mike Mennenga.

Fourth-seeded Always Us will begin play at 3 p.m. PT on July 16.

Chamberlin rewarded in Louisiana

McNeese rookie and former South Medford standout Kaili Chamberlin was named Louisiana Sports Writers Association Rookie of the Year on Wednesday.

The all-Louisiana LSWA basketball team is made up of players from NCAA Division I through NAIA colleges.

Along with being named LSWA Freshman of the Year – the third McNeese player and the first since 1992 to earn that honor – Chamberlin was also a Third Team selection.

Chamberlin, who graduated from South in 2021 and helped the Panthers win the state title in the culminating week 6A/5A tournament last spring, was also named the Southland Conference freshman in march.

Last season Chamberlin finished 11th in Southland with 11 points per game. She also averaged 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

Medford native EJ Singler, seen here in an Associated Press file photo, will be part of a team of University of Oregon alumni playing in The Basketball Tournmant this summer.