As a Kelowna Owl in March of 2016, new UBC Thunderbird recruit Grant Shephard smooched with the tournament MVP trophy. (Richard Lam, UBC athletics)
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UBC gets Grant the Great! Kelowna’s Quad-A MVP Grant Shephard chooses ‘Birds

(This is a complete write-through of the earlier story Varsity Letters broke on UBC’s signing of former Kelowna Owls basketball star Grant Shephard. There’s more quotes from all concerned including Shephard’s former high school coach Harry Parmar, and additional reporting on the impact his arrival could have on the program)VANCOUVER — Even after an inglorious end to its 2016-17 U Sports […]

Former Tamanawis Wildcats' star Sukhjot Bains begins his NCAA Div. 1 basketball career next season at Wisconsin-Green Bay. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Tammy’s Sukh Bains turns three-year hoops odyssey into NCAA Div. 1 future at Wisc-Green Bay

In his senior year of 2013-14, at Surrey’s Tamanawis Secondary, Sukhjot Bains was voted B.C.’s No. 1 senior boys basketball player.

Holy Cross' Keegan Konn (left) and Sam Bailey of Vancouver College are each a part of Simon Fraser's 2017-18 class of incoming men's basketball recruits. (Howard Tsumura photos for Varsity Letters)
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Holy Cross’ Konn, Bailey of VC’s Irish each choose SFU Clan to start collegiate careers

BURNABY — A pair of B.C.’s best graduating seniors, each adept at performing in an uptempo setting, have cast their futures with the Simon Fraser Clan men’s basketball program.

UBC Thunderbirds Jordan Jensen-Whyte (left) and Conor Morgan get after it Thursday as the playoffs come to War. (Rich Lam, UBC athletics)
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Herd the news? UBC can’t sleep on these dangerous Bisons!

VANCOUVER — Watch the game long enough and you know that there are certain types of scenarios, which when presented on larger stages, like the postseason, often times have the potential to produce unexpected results.

SFU's Iziah Sherman-Newsome helped the Clan to a 68-63 win over Western Oregon. (Steve Frost, SFU athletics)
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SFU Clan end 20-game GNAC losing streak with win over Wolves

BURNABY — Was there a university basketball team in North America who needed a second chance at a first win more than the Simon Fraser Clan?The 0-15 record in GNAC conference play.The 74-73 loss Thursday to Concordia in which it fell on a four-point play from the free throw line with 1.8 seconds remaining.For Simon […]