Joe Harris is making a name for himself in Brooklyn and across NBA

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Former Chelan star Joe Harris now NBA star

BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn, New York seems a world away from Chelan, Washington, but this is the home for Joey Harris. Excuse me, he’s called Joe now. Or, if you’re his teammates, he’s known as Joey Buckets, or Lumber Joe for his beard and Beef Jerky Joe. Whatever you call him, call him a starter for the Nets who’s averaging 13-points a game on a surprise team in the Eastern Conference.

The New York Times featured Harris on an article in its sports section, out today. You can find a link to it on our Facebook Page or our website.

Harris is also among the league-leaders in 3-point percentages, right behind Golden State’s Steph Curry. His team put together a video to try to sway the NBA to invite Harris to partake in the 3-point contest during the All Star festivities next month…


It’s great to see a kid who grew up in Chelan making it big on an NBA stage full of Giants.

Caribou Trail League featured in basketball tonight

Coming up on the prep sports schedule for tonight in girls basketball…
Cashmere hosts Okanogan at 5:45pm. Omak is at Cascade at 5:45pm. At 6, it’s Entiat at Pateros and Manson hosting Tonasket. As the Caribou Trail League enters its final week, here’s how the girls stack up in the standings…
Cashmere has already claimed the regular season league title at 10-and-oh. Omak and Chelan are battling for second with Okanogan firmly in 4th. The top four teams advance to the District Tournament.

There’s still another week left in the “B” season, but here’s where they are right now, as far as the Central Washington 2B standings…
Brewster is 12-and-1 atop the standings, but you have three other teams close with Liberty Bell at 11-and-2; Waterville-Mansfield at 11-and-3; and Lake Roosevelt at 10-and-3. The top six teams from the CWB 2B advance to the bi-district tournament.

The top four teams advance to Districts out of the CWB 1-B league…
Pateros leads the way there at 7-and-2 with Entiat on its heals at 6-and-1. Riverside Christian and Moses Lake Christian are in good shape to make the district tournament.

And while we’re checking the standings, let’s see where the Big 9 girls stack up…
Sunnyside is the odds on favorite to win the regular season title at 10-and-oh. Moses Lake is firmly second at 8-and-2, so those two teams would get a bye into the District Tournament. The other four teams battling to get to the Play-In games are West Valley; Davis; Eastmont and Eisenhower. Wenatchee has three chances left to earn its first win of the season.

Battle for first place in the CTL tonight in Cashmere

Coming up tonight in boys basketball…
There’s a battle between the top two teams in the Caribou Trail League in Cashmere tonight where the 8-and-2 Bulldogs take on 10-and-1 Okanogan. That game and the Omak at Cascade game start at 7:15. It’s a 7:30 tip time for Entiat at Pateros and Tonasket at Manson.

Here are the current standings in the CTL…
Okanogan’s in 1st with Cashmere 2nd. Omak is solidly in 3rd with Chelan 4th. The top four teams advance to the District Tournament. Taking a look at the CWB 2-B boys standings…
Brewster’s in first at 12-and-1 with Oroville in second at 11-and-2. Lake Roosevelt is in 3rd place, followed by Tonasket, Manson and Bridgeport. Those look to be the top six teams that will advance to the post-season.

In the Central Washington 1-B standings…
Riverside Christian and Moses Lake Christian are chasing first place with Pateros 3rd and Entiat fourth. The top four teams advance to the District Tournament.

As far as the Big 9 race is concerned…
Wenatchee remains atop the standings at 8-and-1 with three games to go. West Valley is second at 7-and-2. If it were to end today, those two teams would get a first round bye in the playoffs and Wenatchee would host the District Championships. The third-through-sixth place teams vying for a chance to Play-In to the District Tournament are Moses Lake, Davis, Eastmont and either Eisenhower or Sunnyside.

Unified at Boys Basketball on NCWLIFE Channel tonight

A reminder that we have sports on the TV tonight…
We’ll replay the Eastmont vs. Wenatchee Unified game from the Town Toyota Center back on January 4th followed by the Wildcat and Panther boys game. That all starts at 7 tonight.

Then on Thursday, Hockey Night features last Friday’s Wenatchee Wild game against Langley.

We’re back with LIVE basketball Friday when Wenatchee plays host to Eisenhower in a Big 9 doubleheader with the girls first at 5:45, followed by the boys at 7:30.