Lambrick Park's Matt Collett (left) is back with his Lions in the 2A Top 10, as is GW Graham's Geevon Janday with the now-Triple-A Grizzlies. Celebrate Monday! High school basketball is back. (Photo used through the permission of Wilson Wong/UBC athletics) (Photo used through the permission of Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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11.26.17: B.C. senior boys varsity basketball’s preseason Big 10 rankings for Quad, Triple, Double and Single-A tiers

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:

Walnut Grove guard James Woods, the reigning BC boys AAAA tourney MVP, will be back at the LEC next month for the 2017 TBI. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
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FULL DRAW! The 2017 boys Tsumura Basketball Invitational at LEC

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.

Tamanawis' Miguel Tomley (right) will play collegiate basketball beginning in 2018-19 with the Cal Baptist Lancers. (Varsity Letters file photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Miguel Tomley: Tammy’s superstar point guard to begin collegiate career with Cal Baptist Lancers

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 […]

South Kamloops Titans' guard Nick Sarai is one-half of the Titans' one-two provincial team back-court punch. (Photo -- Wilson Wong/UBC athletics)
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TBI 2017: South Kam Titans return to LEC hungrier than ever after BC AAA title-game loss

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?

Rich Goulet, set to turn 71 this month, has been told he's no longer head coach of the Pitt Meadows program he created. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
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Rich Goulet: With NBA stars stunned by his firing, 70-year-old Pitt coach talks hoops, and his future

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?

Steveston-London grad Fardaws Aimaq (centre) learned all about the big business of college basketball recruiting this summer. (Photo by Dan Kinvig/UFV athletics)
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SLSS’ Fardaws Aimaq takes aim at D1 hoops career with prep stop at Maine’s Bridgton Academy

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 […]

Fraser Valley Cascades' Riley Braich has embraced his inner Yale Lion heading into his sophomore U Sports season. (Dan Kinvig/UFV athletics)
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UFV guard Riley Braich tips hat to the power of three and a special Yale Lions’ troika

ABBOTSFORD — To an impressionable middle schooler, they served as his early mentors, a pair of giving gurus who would not only come to share a past with Fraser Valley Cascades’ guard Riley Braich, but a path towards a common goal.