RICHMOND — My how time flies! 

It was 12 months ago, with the revamped B.C boys high school all-star game format making its debut, that we were treated to one of the biggest surprises of the 2016-17 high school sports season.

Remember? 

The Triple A team defeated the Quad A team 103-98, ushering in our new era of four-tier appreciation within the provincial boys game.

Well, get ready for another dose Saturday as Richmond’s R.C. Palmer Secondary once again plays the host role.

The showcase Triple A vs. Quad A tilt tips off at 7:30 p.m., but it’s just one of a number of highlights throughout the day at Palmer.

The Single A vs. Double A game is scheduled for a 5 p.m. tip. In between the two games, it’s the three-point shooting finals (6:45 p.m.) and the slam dunk championships (7 p.m.).

Three-point prelims open at 2:15 p.m. and dunk prelims at 3:15 p.m.

Here’s the full rosters for both games:

Yale’s Bradley Braich missed the provincial tournament after the Lions failed to qualify, but he gets to wind up his high school career playing for the Quad A team at this weekend’s All-Star Saturday festivities. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)

QUAD-A

Jake Willemsen (6-3 G, South Delta)

Nishad Tarak (Victoria-Belmont)

Bradley Braich (Abbotsford-Yale)

Vlad Mihaila (Surrey-Semiahmoo)

Jack Cruz-Dumont (6-3 G, Vancouver College)

James Woods (6-1 G, Langley-Walnut Grove)

Adam Paige (6-7 F, Surrey-Semiahmoo)

Gabriel Takeawoa (5-11 G, Surrey-Holy Cross)

Isaac Ickovich (6-6 C, Victoria-Belmont)

Jusuf Sehic (6-7 F, Burnaby South)

HEAD COACH — Ed Lefurgy (Semiahmoo)

It’s a long trip down from Prince George to Richmond, but it’s a fitting end to a high school career for Duchess Park’s talented guard Colburn Pearce. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)

 

TRIPLE-A

Reid Jansen (6-1 G, South Kamloops)

Martin Djunga (6-2 G, Burnaby-Byrne Creek

Nick Sarai (6-2 G/F, South Kamloops)

Colburn Pearce (6-4 F, Prince George-Duchess Park)

Alex Wallace (6-4 G, North Vancouver-Argyle)

Majok Deng (6-8 G, Burnaby-Byrne Creek)

Bryce Mason (6-3 G, Richmond-R.A. McMath)

Ripley Martin (6-11 C, South Kamloops)

Werner Giovanni Manu (6-8 F, Pitt Meadows)

Burke Brussow (6-4 G, Maple Ridge)

HEAD COACH — Balraj Dhillon (Byrne Creek)

Nathan Pasloske is one of three Brentwood College players sorting up for All-Saturday in Richmond. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)

DOUBLE A

Nathan Pasloske (6-4 G, Mill Bay-Brentwood College)

Brendan Sullivan (5-11 G, Mill Bay-Brentwood College)

Bruno Chan (6-2 G, Mill Bay-Brentwood College)

Seyoung Choi (6-2 G, Vancouver-King George)

Mohab Mundadi (6-3 F, Vancouver-King George)

Boris Obradovic (6-5 F, Vancouver-King George)

Christopher Ross (6-4 G, North Vancouver-Seycove)

Spencer Ledoux (6-6 F, Kamloops-Westsyde)

Kobe McKnight (6-2 G, Vancouver-Britannia)

Andrew Reddy (6-3 F, Richmond-R.C. Palmer)

HEAD COACH — Blake Gage (Brentwood College)

Khalsa’s Harkirat Bhangu finishes his high school career Saturday in Richmond as a B.C. Single A all-star. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)

SINGLE-A

Josh Allison (6-4 F, Langley-Credo Christian)

Tyler Schilling (6-0 G, Barriere)

Sam Pan (5-9 G, Vancouver-St. John’s)

Nathan Steenhof (5-9 G, Smithers-Bulkley Valley Christian)

Quentin Onyemourdi (5-10 G, PoCo-B.C. Christian)

John Oszust (6-4 F, Golden)

Harkirat Bhangu (5-9 G, Surrey-Khalsa)

Saymon Loki (6-5 F, Smithers-Bulkley Valley Christian)

Kavneer Dhaliwal (6-3 F, Osoyoos)

Amrit Mangat (6-0 F, Surrey-Khalsa)

HEAD COACH — Chris Steenhof (Bulkley Valley Christian)

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