NORTH DELTA — It’s easy to have a soft spot for a classic era of B.C. boys high school basketball, that span during the early-to-mid 1970s when the growth in the popularity of the game was out of control, and the single-tiered championship final was a mass spectacle played in venues as large as the […]
NORTH VANCOUVER — Cam Mowat doesn’t need to take even a second to ponder the question. “I haven’t done the math, but I know you have kids here who are now at Handsworth who know exactly who he was, what his history is, and how they can be motivated by his story,” says the third-year head […]
SURREY — It might have happened in the quarterfinal round at last season’s Telus B.C. Boys AAA basketball championships, but to Surrey’s Holy Cross Crusaders, their 99-86 overtime win over the Vancouver College Fighting Irish has carried all the momentum of a provincial final.
The B.C. senior boys basketball season tips off Monday, and to get things started, we present the Big 10 rankings for all four of this province’s tiers. Here’s to a great season and our promise of B.C.’s best high school basketball coverage, right here at Varsity Letters:
LANGLEY — If you are a high school basketball purist and you enjoy, as much as I certainly do, watching all of the varied styles and personalities of this great game, then the 16-team 2017 boys Tsumura Basketball Invitational is sure to please.
SURREY — To some, Miguel Tomley’s basketball future may appear to have been cast along a road less travelled. Yet ask the superstar point guard with Surrey’s Tamanawis Secondary Wildcats what the main reason was that he chose Cal Baptist University over a number of other higher-profile schools as the place to continue his fast-rising basketball […]
Just under a decade ago, the South Kamloops Titans set the standard for imposing teams within their senior boys basketball program. Kelly Olynyk, Josh Wolfram and David Wagner up front along with guard John Bantock, and all on the same team?
PITT MEADOWS — In his 2008 book ‘Outliers’, Malcolm Gladwell most famously expressed that investing 10,000 of hours of work into your passion allows you the chance to achieve greatness.Imagine, over the course of a 40-plus-year career, doing just that many, many times over, and in the end, asking for not a penny in return?
RICHMOND — Along a basketball journey which has seen him become one of most prodigious stat-line stuffers in the recent history of B.C. high school basketball, Fardaws Aimaq has grown to a half-inch shy of 6-foot-11.Yet the biggest growth spurt that the 2017 grad of Richmond’s Steveston-London Secondary has undergone has happened in the days […]
LANGLEY — The last time DeMar DeRozan came through town, he was doing his thing in front of a sold-out house of 19,000 fans at Rogers Arena.