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Doing a double take? Yes, that is Oak Bay's resident basketball star Diego Maffia, this year the starting setter for the Barbers' Top 10 AAA volleyball team, and the leading scorer on the Bays varsity soccer team. Remind you of another Victoria wunderkind of the past? (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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A Sunday read: Oak Bay’s star multi-sport student-athlete Diego Maffia shares a high school resume strikingly similar to you know who!

VICTORIA — He’s the reigning Vancouver Island AAA MVP in one sport. In another, at it’s 2017 B.C. AAA championship tournament, he was the event’s second-leading scorer. And finally, in the sport of basketball, the one he calls his speciality, he is easily among a handful of the best long-range shooters our province has seen in the […]

The Burnaby South Rebels, defending champs and No. 1 in VarsityLetters.ca's Big 10 preseason poll, headline at the 7th annual Tsumura Basketball Invitational this December at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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Tsumura Basketball Invitational: Our 2018 boys tournament features B.C.’s cream of the crop in Quad-A, Triple-A tiers

LANGLEY — Defending B.C. Quad-A champion Burnaby South heads a star-studded field of 16 senior boys teams this December  at the seventh annual Tsumura Basketball Invitational.

Holy Cross' Uyi Ologhola (right) drives on Vancouver College's Jack Cruz-Dumont during 2017 B.C. championships. On Sept. 1, Cruz-Dumont's family will present the third annual John Dumont Classic as a fund-raiser for Ologhola following the recent passing of his mother Edna to cancer. (File photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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John Dumont Classic: Tourney’s third edition pays it forward by helping lift the heavy heart of Surrey hoops star

BURNABY — When Jack Dumont thinks about the past two years, the rising UBC Thunderbirds freshman can’t help but reflect on the help and support which was extended to himself, his mom Trixie and his younger brothers Hunter and Cole through the outstretched arms of B.C.’s tight-knit basketball community.

South Kamloops Titans' guard Nick Sarai is a big part of the blue-chip class of incoming freshman at Kamloops' Thompson Rivers University. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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Varsity Letters’ B.C. Recruits List 2018: Where 167 girls and boys basketball prospects are headed this coming season

LANGLEY — It’s been a busy week thus far, unveiling the names of the over 500 student-athletes who have been a part of B.C. Recruits List Week here at Varsity Letters. Soccer, football and volleyball have had their turn. Today, we look at basketball.

UBC's latest recruit, rising fourth-year point guard Jadon Cohee has big goals for both himself and the Thunderbirds' basketball program. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics)
UBC Thunderbirds' head coach Kevin Hanson had plenty of reasons to smile as he welcomed rising fourth-year shooting guard Manroop Clair into the fold on Monday at War Gym. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics)
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The rare air of UBC’s Manroop Clair: Few in all of university hoops can dial distance with the aplomb of ‘Birds newest recruit

VANCOUVER — There is simply no way to understate just how deep and dangerous the UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball team got when the news hit Monday that former Burnaby South Rebels’ star Manroop Clair would, this coming season, adorn himself in blue and gold and resume his university basketball career on the Point Grey campus.In […]

Surrey-Tamanawis grad Sukhjot Bains, after four years in the U.S., is returning to B.C. and will suit up for the Fraser Valley Cascades this coming season. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of UFV athletics)
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A Cascade of influence! UFV hits a rainmaker as ex-Tamanawis star Sukhjot Bains bids adieu to D1 Wisc-Green Bay

ABBOTSFORD — The player B.C. high school coaches voted the No. 1 senior talent in the province following the 2013-14 season has led a nomadic existence the past four years within the delivery system of U.S. college basketball.

W.J. Mouat's Dhivaan Bhogal (left) brought his bevy of low-post moves to the fore against Tamanwis' Josiah Lal during Fraser Valley AAAA championship final at the LEC. ) (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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TSUMURA: Why there’s so much more in store for UFV Cascades’ new stretch-four Dhivaan Bhogal

ABBOTSFORD — The best way to illustrate the vast athletic prowess and the seemingly unlimited ceiling of the Fraser Valley Cascades’ latest men’s basketball recruit is to take you, to of all places, the turf under the dome at B.C. Place Stadium.

GW Graham's Jaya Bannerman will be one of a number of Fraser Valley North stars closing out their high school careers in Friday's Bigger Than Basketball girls and boys all-star games at Robert Bateman Secondary. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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FULL ROSTERS: Mission, Abby, Chilliwack all-stars gather Friday for girls and boys ‘Bigger Than Basketball’ all-star fund-raiser

ABBOTSFORD — The best high school basketball seniors from Mission, Abbotsford and Chilliwack will ascend on Abby’s Robert Bateman Secondary this Friday for the MAC ‘Bigger Than Basketball’ all-star games.

OK, so this is her final high school game! Argyle's superstar guard Georgia Swant wraps up her senior varsity high school career Wednesday at the Sportsplex as Cap U presents the North Shore boys and girls high school all-star games. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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More from the Shore! All-Star Wednesday at Capilano U as Blues host North Shore boys and girls all-star games

NORTH VANCOUVER — Who says it’s too late for yet another set of high school all-star basketball games? Basketball fans can rejoice with yet another collection of regional standouts on display as Wednesday, North Vancouver’s Capilano University’s Sportsplex plays host to the North Shore boys and girls all-star games.