Manroop Clair (right) of the UBC Thunderbirds has always been known for his ability to hoist. Now, however, his foes have to tend to an equally dangerous floor game. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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The flair of UBC’s Manroop Clair: More than just a deep threat, new freedom give ‘Birds veteran guard room to prosper

VANCOUVER — Manroop Clair doesn’t care if his reputation precedes him, because let’s face it, the UBC Thunderbirds’ fourth-year transfer guard has always embraced the fact that he is known to all as a shooter’s shooter.

In his third season with the Langara Falcons, former R.C. Palmer Griffin guard Antonio Jhuty has ascended to the No. 1 spot in the PacWest scoring race. (Photo by Dom Gagne property of Langara Falcons athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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.

Miguel Tomley, pictured scoring two of his game-high 66 points in the final game of his B.C. high school career in March of 2018, is spending this season in Ontario at RISE Academy, prepping for a Div. 1 career set to begin this fall at Santa Clara. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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From Surrey to Santa Clara: Tammy’s superstar grad Miguel Tomley preps his game for sudden impact at Nash’s alma mater

SURREY — If you watched the way in which Miguel Tomley closed out his senior season last March, you would be correct in stating that only a handful of others in the long history of B.C. boys high school basketball were as ready to start an NCAA Div. 1 basketball career as the Tamanawis Wildcats’ […]

UFV's redshirt senior forward Navjot Bains has become a player of influence for the vastly-improved Cascades. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of University of the Fraser Valley athletics 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Navjot Bains: How Fraser Valley’s battle-scarred senior has helped lift his Cascades with the gifts of grit and presence

ABBOTSFORD — A season ago, Navjot Bains was unable to get around without a limp, and when push actually came to shove, he wasn’t physically able to lead a young Fraser Valley Cascades team through the rigours of a Canada West conference campaign.

Simon Fraser's Jordan Muir-Keung (centre) and the rest of the Clan's deep core of guards opens the 2019 portion of the GNAC schedule Thursday at home to nationally No. 21-ranked St. Martin's. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)
UBC head men's basketball coach got his start as both a player and a coach at Lanagara College. Now the Falcons are honouring his excellence with a scholarship endowment in his name. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athleitcs 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Kevin Hanson Scholarship: Langara founds endowment fund in name of former Falcons, current UBC hoops coach

VANCOUVER  — It was the place that gave him his first chance as a basketball player coming out of high school. It’s the place that gave him the opportunity to establish himself in what has become a lifelong occupation as a basketball coach.

Fraser Valley Cascades' point guard Parm Bains contends with UNBC Timberwolves' Jovan Leamy (left) and Vaggelis Loukas during Canada West clash earlier this season at the Envision Financial Athletic Centtre in Abbotsford. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of University of the Fraser Valley athletics 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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The unknown Cascade who made the grade: One big break was all Parm Bains needed to lead UFV hoops in scoring

ABBOTSFORD — He had no team to belong to, and he was running out of dreams to chase. Two years ago, for the first time since he’d given himself to a life in basketball, Parm Bains was a student, and not a student-athlete.

Capilano U's fifth-year forward Denver Sparks-Guest has finally found the place to shine, as his 53 point-outing last week clearly shows. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Capilano University athletics)
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Denver’s delight! His 53-point barrage a sign that after vagabond college career, Sparks-Guest had found home with Cap U’s Blues

NORTH VANCOUVER — As he watched the shot defy all kinds of logic and physics to somehow find its way through the bottom of the basket, Cassidy Kannemeyer just knew his senior forward was in for a big night.

Simon Fraser's talented incoming duo of Julian Roche (left) and Wilfried Balata share a moment Friday in the Clan's home court-opening comeback win over Humboldt State. (Photo by Paul Yates property of SFU athletics)
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Newcomers Roche, Balata signal a new era in Clan basketball as Simon Fraser erases 11-point deficit in win over Humboldt State

BURNABY — They may have scuffed and scrapped through the early going in their 2018-19 home opener Friday. Yet even before the home team put it all together down the stretch drive of 73-72 comeback win over the Humboldt State Broncos on the first day of The SFU Showdown invitational, the Simon Fraser Clan were making […]