A power in the paint, Douglas College's new post player Bollo Gnahore (left) puts the moves on Capilano's Niko Mottus this past weekend, while help-side defender CJ Campbell looks on. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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The Shaq of the Pac: Douglas College’s new big man & NCAA D1 transfer Bollo Gnahore a hoops vagabond who finds the PacWest

NEW WESTMINSTER — The PacWest Conference welcomed its next big star to the court for the first time this past weekend. And when you ask his head coach for some initial impressions, Joe Enevoldson didn’t pull any punches.

Parker Simson is enjoying his first basketball-only off-season and that's good news for his new team, the Douglas College Royals. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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After CCAA national title-game appearance, Douglas men’s hoops looks to build new Royal family with UBC as first test

NEW WESTMINSTER — The Douglas College Royals may only be six months removed from their journey to the CCAA national men’s basketball championship final, yet the sport’s insuppressible nature of seasonal renewal is helping head coach Joe Enevoldson keep things very real.

Douglas College freshman Josiah Mastandrea came off the bench Friday in Laval to hit four triples and help Douglas College past defending national champion Montmorency and into a berth in Saturday's CCAA national final. (File photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letter.ca)
Former Kits Blue Demons' star Noah DeRappard-Yuswack, now a fifth-year senior, was outstanding Thursday in leading his Douglas College Royals to within a win of appearing in Saturday's CCAA championship final in Laval. (Varsity Letters file photo by Howard Tsumura)
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DeRappard-Yuswack, Morris clean the glass, Douglas College Royals show grace under pressure to punch CCAA Final Four tickets

It was the kind of game, you figured, that Randy Coutts and Aaron Mitchell, high school head coaches past and present, were watching on their laptop computer screens Thursday night, nodding their heads in recognition of the hustle and the skill that their respective former players made a habit of showing though pre-university careers.