NORTH DELTA — B.C.’s tight-knit basketball community lost one of its true pioneers Thursday with the passing of Stan Stewardson one day before his 79th birthday.
University Men’s Basketball
UBC star Conor Morgan lost to elbow injury, freshman Grant Shephard sees role increase
The UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball team has added a lot of new faces to its 2017-18 roster, and while they have clearly shown huge promise in the early going, they may well be without their best player for an extended period of time.Head coach Kevin Hanson told Varsity Letters on Friday afternoon that forward Conor Morgan, the […]
TSUMURA: The new RPI and how it could affect UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball
VANCOUVER — Martin Timmerman has taken the old numbers and done the new math. And although there isn’t any kind of guarantee for fans of the UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball, it does strongly suggest an upward rebound in the exchange rate of a 19-1 conference record in the Canada West for this coming 2017-18 season.
UFV guard Riley Braich tips hat to the power of three and a special Yale Lions’ troika
ABBOTSFORD — To an impressionable middle schooler, they served as his early mentors, a pair of giving gurus who would not only come to share a past with Fraser Valley Cascades’ guard Riley Braich, but a path towards a common goal.
Gladstone’s Michael Chany: How a ‘visionary’ kid paved his path to Capilano U hoops
VANCOUVER — There is an old saying about how having vision can help you to see the impossible.
UBC’s Conor Morgan: ‘Birds hoops star puts pro career on hold for final kick at national crown
VANCOUVER — Conor Morgan has a bright future ahead of him when it comes to the prospect of making a healthy living playing the game he loves.UBC Thunderbirds’ fans, in fact, may be surprised to learn just how close the nation’s second-leading scorer came during the off-season to hanging up his blue-and-gold jersey in exchange […]
Kelowna’s Mason Bourcier stamps platinum status on UBC Thunderbirds solid gold recruiting class
VANCOUVER — Mason Bourcier is turning the 2017 recruiting class of the UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball program into the school’s own version of the NBA’s 1996 draft lottery.
TSUMURA: Clan hoops recruit O’Brien brings a little Phi Slama Jamma up Burnaby Mountain
BURNABY — The Simon Fraser Clan have added a slam-dunk recruit to the roster of its men’s basketball team.
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 […]
SFU Clan lands ‘uncanny shooter’ Bryson, NCAA signing day nets top Washington talent
BURNABY — When it comes to talking about his shooting abilities on the basketball court, Drew Bryson brings a level of ‘wow’ to the conversation.