Oak Bays' Finnley Lillis (left) and the rest of Victoria's Bays will come into the 2023-24 B.C. senior boys Quad-A basketball season with the province's No. 1 ranking. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2023 by special permission. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys preseason Top 10 hoops ranks: Oak Bay, Lord Byng, Pacific Academy, King David top the early charts!

LANGLEY — Just in time for summer, here is B.C. School Sports’ preseason senior boys varsity basketball rankings at all four tiers.

Digest all of this as you anticipate the road to the 2024 provincials this March at the Langley Events Centre:






1 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (VI)

2 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (VSS)

3 West Vancouver Highlanders (VSS)

4 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (VSS)

5 Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey) (SF)

6 Fleetwood Park Dragons (Surrey) (SF)

7 Semiahmoo Thunderbirds (Surrey) (SF)

8 Spectrum Thunder (Saanich) (VI)

9 Kelowna Owls (TOK)

10 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (VSS)

Honourable mention — Burnaby South Rebels (FN), Heritage Woods Kodiaks (Port Moody) (FN), Elgin Park Orcas (Surrey) (SF), Sullivan Heights Stars (Surrey (SF), Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (EV)


1 Lord Byng Grey Ghosts (Vancouver) (VSS)

2 Dover Bay Dolphins (Nanaimo) (VI)

3 St. Patrick’s Celtics (Vancouver) (VSS)

4 Brookswood Bobcats (Langley) (EV)

5 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (FN)

6 North Delta Huskies (SF)

7 Steveston London Sharks (Richmond) (SF)

8 St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (FN)

9 South Kamloops Titans (T-OK)

10 MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (EV)

Honourable mention — A.R. MacNeill Ravens (Richmond) (SF), Rick Hansen Hurricanes (Abbotsford) (EV), Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver) (VSS), Valleyview Vikes (Kamloops) (T-OK), Wellington Wildcats (Nanaimo) (VI)


1 Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey (SF)

2 John Barsby Bulldogs (Nanaimo) (VI)

3 Collingwood Cavaliers (West Vancouver) (VSS)

4 Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops) (TOK)

5 King George Dragons (Vancouver) (VSS)

6 Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (VI)

7 Langley Christian Lightning (EV)

8 St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (Victoria) (VI)

9 Summerland Rockets (T-OK)

10 Brentwood College (Mill Bay) (VI)

Honourable mention — Britannia Bruins (Vancouver) (VSS), Khalsa Lions (Surrey) (SF), Mulgrave Titans (West Vancouver) (VSS), Southridge Storm (Surrey) (SF), West Point Grey Academy Wolves (Vancouver) (VSS)


1 King David Lions (Vancouver) (VSS)

2 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (EV)

3 Nanaimo Christian Trail Blazers (VI)

4 Aberdeen Hall Gryphons (Kelowna) (TOK)

5 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (FN)

6 Deer Lake Falcons (Burnaby) (FN)

7 Cedars Christian Eagles (Prince George) (NC)

8 Brookes Westshore Gryphons (Victoria) (VI)

9 St. John’s Eagles (Vancouver) (VSS)

10 Gidalang Kuuyas Naay Breakers (Daajiing Giids) (NW)

Honourable mention — Bulkley Valley Christian Royals (Smithers), Meadowridge Gryphons (Maple Ridge) (FN), Sir Alexander Mackenzie Grizzlies (Hagensbourg) (NC), St. Ann’s Crusaders (Kamloops) (T-OK), Vancouver Christian Phoenix (VSS)

(All rankings courtesy B.C. School Sports)

KEY: EV — East Valley, FN — Fraser North, NC — North Central, NW — North West, SF — South Fraser, T-OK — Thompson-Okanagan, VI — Vancouver Island, VSS — Vancouver Sea-to-Sky

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