RICHMOND — Circle Saturday, April 8 on your calendar as the day B.C. boys high school basketball celebrates its game and the bright young stars that helped make the 2016-17 campaign so memorable.
Richmond’s R.C. Palmer Secondary (8160 St. Albans Road) will play host to a pair of boys all-star games that day, as well as witness the return of the three-point shooting and slam-dunk contests.
The format of games: A 5 p.m. tip-off for the 1A vs. 2A contest, and a 7:30 p.m. tip-off for the 3A vs. 4A game. The all-star games, of course, are for Grade 12 players only.
“Over the last couple of years, as we’ve been able to bring all four tiers of championships to the Langley Events Centre and really watch all the players, it was getting so tough to make the selections,” said B.C. boys high school basketball president Paul Eberhardt. “So many good kids were getting left out. Now we will be able to get the best of each tier.”
Eberhardt notes that any Grade 12 player who was selected as a first- of second-all star or was chosen MVP at each of the four tiers of the recent provincial championships, has already been selected to participate for their tier on All-Star Saturday.
He adds that any member school can nominate a player from their team or any other team who is in Grade 12 to participate in the game.
The nomination should include name, school, tier, jersey number, e-mail contact for the player and nominator, and name and school of the nominator.
Stats for the player should include PPG, RPG, APG and FG%, and a lost of awards or recognition during this past season and 2015-16 can be included.
Nominations should be sent to Eberhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org
THREE-POINT SHOOTING CONTEST
The three-point shooting contest finals are set to take place at approximately 6:45 p.m. as the first skill event inbetween the two all-star games.
However the opening round of the contest will begin at 2:15 p.m., so players should be at R.C. Palmer no later than 2 p.m.
Each school with a registered senior boys basketball team may register up to two players for the contest.
Only players who pre-register will be guaranteed a spot in the competition and players need to wear a school jersey to take part. A minimum of eight players will make the finals. To register, please email Brad Thornhill at email@example.com. The registration deadline is April 6.
The slam-dunk contest finals are set to take place at approximately 7 p.m. as the second skill event inbetween the two all-star games.
However the opening round of the contest will begin at 3:15 p.m., so players should be at R.C. Palmer no later than 3 p.m.
Any student-athlete who played on a registered senior boys basketball team may enter the provincial dunk contest. Only players who pre-register will be guaranteed a spot in the contest and each player’s school jersey must be worn.
A minimum of three players will make the finals. Registration deadline is April 6. To register, email Jon Kinman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission for the fun-filled day: $5 adults, $3 students.
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