After one year in the U.S. prep school world, Steveston-London grad Fardaws Aimaq is headed to an NCAA Div. 1 career next season at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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Big man of the north set to land in deep south! Mercer the place for SLSS’ Fardaws Aimaq to make NCAA Div. 1 dream a reality

RICHMOND — Fardaws Aimaq never lost sight of the big picture of U.S. college basketball and his potential future within it even though there were moments this past season where he might have wondered what a kid from Richmond was doing chasing his hoop dreams on the other side of the continent at a place […]

Pitt Meadows' 6-foot-8 Giovanni Manu puts up his hands on defence against South Kam's 6-foot-11 centre Ripley Martin during B.C. AAA Final 4 clash, March 9 at Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Giovanni Manu: Pitt Meadows’ mammoth man-in-the-middle bids farewell to hoops as UBC football career awaits

PITT MEADOWS — On first glance, and for obvious reasons, 6-foot-8, 320-pound Giovanni Manu has a way of locking down your focus. Yet it’s what happens in the moments after he catches your eye that makes him an irresistible fan favourite.

Vancouver College Fighting Irish senior guard Jack Cruz-Dumont wants to carve his own path as he follows his late father's footsteps to a spot with the UBC Thunderbirds. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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Jack Cruz-Dumont: Like his father before him, UBC basketball inks a kid who bleeds blue-and-gold

VANCOUVER — It’s easy to say that the UBC Thunderbirds have a better men’s basketball program today because of their latest recruit, a kid teeming with skills and upside.

Brentwood College's Brendan Sullivan will play with the King George Dragons, not against them, at All-Star weekend Saturday in Richmond. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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All-Star Saturday ’18: B.C. title-tilt foes Brentwood College, King George repping six strong for Double-A squad

RICHMOND — Darko Kulic is speaking in jest, yet the head coach of Vancouver’s King George Dragons would never say ‘No’ to getting one more shot at Vancouver Island’s powerhouse,  two-time defending B.C. AA champs from Brentwood College.

After celebrating a B.C. AAA title with assistant coach Mike Flaco Zayas last month at the LEC, South Kamloops' Reid Jansen is one of three Titans back in the Lower Mainland this weekend for B.C. High School All-Star Saturday at Richmond's Palmer Secondary. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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All-Star Saturday is back! Full rosters, compete schedules as B.C. high school all-star games cap boys 2017-18 basketball season

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.

Matthew Dunkerly of the Sir Charles Tupper Tigers is among the talent assembled for the VSSAA's boys high school all-star games Friday at Tupper. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Vancouver City’s finest set for senior boys basketball all-star tip-off Friday at Sir Charles Tupper

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Secondary Schools Athletic Association marches out its finest on Friday at the Tigers Den as Sir Charles Tupper Secondary plays host to a twin bill of boys high school basketball action.

Isaac Ickovich (left) of Belmont will be amongst the best Vancouver Island players taking part in the annual boys and girls high school all-star games at UVic. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Full rosters for the Vancouver Island boys and girls high school all-star basketball games

To say the Vancouver Island ‘Senior Classic’ boys and girls high school basketball all-star games is a tradition laden affair is an understatement.

Burnaby South fans may well get a chance to enjoy another of these rare moments as the Rebels will enter the 2018-19 season as the clear B.C. Quad A title favourite. (Photo by Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
Point guard Arun Atker is among a gaggle of rising seniors that have the North Delta Huskies as the team to beat heading into the 2018-19 AAA season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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03.18.18 AAA Pre-Preseason rankings tab North Delta Huskies to win first B.C. title in 29 years, Tupper and McMath among top trio

LANGLEY — Five of the eight quarterfinalists from the recent B.C. boys senior boys AAA championships are back as part of the Pre-Preseason rankings. All of that adds up to growing rivalries and the continued competitive excellence within the province’s newest tier.

Austin Siemens is one of a number of underclassmen rising up the ranks for North Vancouver's No. 1-ranked AA Seycove Seyhawks. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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03.17.18: North Van’s Sey-Hey kids top the charts! Seycove Seyhawks, Shawnigan Lake Stags open 1-2 atop B.C. boys AA hoop rankings

LANGLEY — Since moving to its new home at the Langley Events Centre in time for March Madness 2014, the B.C. senior boys AA championships have been won just once by a public school. That was back in that first year when Victoria’s Lambrick Park Lions took the title.