North Delta's Suraj Gahir (left) and Oak Bay's Diego Maffia comprise their own mutual admiration society. (Photos by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Suraj and Diego: North Delta’s Gahir and Oak Bay’s Maffia are both a blue-chip all-star pair and a mutual admiration society

NORTH DELTA — They have played against each only one time, and yet as each counts down to Saturday, the final day of their respective high school basketball careers, maybe it’s no surprise that they have already formed a mutual admiration society.Off the court, Oak Bay’s Diego Maffia and North Delta’s Suraj Gahir showed themselves to […]

Oak Bay's Diego Maffia (6) pulls on Bays' colours for the final time Saturday in the 43rd annual B.C. boys high school all-star game. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Diego Maffia: Ahead of his Saturday all-star finale, Oak Bay’s superstar guard chats about finding a fit with his hometown Victoria Vikes

He may not be joining the most prolific offence in U Sports’ basketball, yet high-scoring Diego Maffia likes the schematics of his hometown Victoria Vikes and the ways in which his greatest skills can potentially find their fit at the university level.

North Delta's Suraj Gahir will arrive at Saturday's all-star game unsure of his next landing spot, but certain that patience will allow him to make the best possible choice. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Suraj Gahir: North Delta’s Triple-A MVP, with an all-star date Saturday, preaches patience in finding his next-level hoops home

NORTH DELTA — Over a senior high school season in which he injured his ankle and bravely did everything he could to help his team keep their collective heads above water, it’s safe to say that Suraj Gahir learned what having patience was truly all about.

Lord Tweedsmuir guard Arjun Samra (right) leads the Quad-A all-stars into battle against the Triple-A all-stars on Saturday at Semiahmoo. (Photo by Wilson Wong copyright 2019. All rights reserved) (Photo by Wilson Wong copyright 2019. All rights reserved)
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Semiahmoo set to host BCHSBBA’s All-Star Super Saturday! Here’s your look at all four B.C. all-star teams

SURREY — It’s time to put the finishing touch on the 2018-19 B.C. boys basketball season. Semiahmoo Secondary is the site for B.C. High School Boys Basketball Association’s All-Star Saturday.

Kitsilano's Owen Cutler will pair with Blue Demons' teammate Everest Jaggs in Friday's Vancouver senior boys all-star game. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Tupper’s Tigers Den plays host to VSSAA’s annual Vancouver City boys all-star game this Friday, full rosters here!

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Secondary Schools Athletic Association will be stage its April classic at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary for a 12th straight season on Friday.

Diego Maffia wraps up his history-making high school career Saturday at the 32nd annual Vancouver Island Seniors Classic all-star game. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Vancouver Island All-Star Saturday: Oak Bay’s Maffia and 71 other boys, girls bid adieu to high school hoops in 32nd annual classic

LANGLEY — Few high school all-star basketball games in North America can claim a history as rich as this Saturday’s 32nd annual edition of the Vancouver Island Senior Classic, a three-game celebration of the Island’s best boys and girls’ graduating seniors.For example, back in the 1992 boys game, when the South beat the North 100-85, […]

As part of his frustrating Grade 11 season, Burnaby South's Sasha Vujisic battled through an arm injury. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys Basketball AAAA Top 10: Burnaby South takes No. 1 preseason ranking, yet Irish, Crusaders, Centaurs, Owls, Saints all on the prowl

LANGLEY — As cut-and-dried as popular opinion always seem to be at this time of the year, 11 months before that feeling of March Madness once again begins to infiltrate the ranks of B.C. senior boys Quad-A basketball, it’s always been a derby.

Vernon's Isaiah Ondrik is one of five main-rotation regulars set to return for the preseason No. 1-ranked Panthers. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys AAA Basketball Top 10: Vernon’s huge core of rising seniors, steeled by tough B.C. final loss, set to open 2019-20 as clear No. 1

LANGLEY — If the Vernon Panthers ever find themselves in need of some offseason reaffirmation that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, they might want to talk to guys like Jadon Cohee, Brad Hoffman and Paul Getz.

King George's do-it-all rising senior Nikola Guzina is one of the most unique talents in all of B.C. boys high school basketball. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of University of the Fraser Valley athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys AA Basketball Top 10: King George nets program’s first-ever No. 1 ranking, now Dragons strive to win first B.C. hoops title

LANGLEY — By the time Vancouver’s King George Dragons take to the court in the late fall to begin their 2019-20 senior boys basketball campaign, they will be as senior-laden as they’ve ever been.

Langara's Royce Sargeant has returned to the Falcons' starting lineup this season despite a horrific accident in August. (Photo by Dom Gagne property of Langara Falcons athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)