King George's Nikola Guzina is one of a gaggle of returning talents for the Vancouver team starting at No. 1 in the B.C. Double-A rankings. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of University of the Fraser Valley athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Let the 75th season begin! B.C. Boys Big 10 preseason basketball rankings for all four provincial tiers

LANGLEY — Basketball is back!

The B.C. senior boys basketball season will officially tip off this coming Monday, setting in motion a 75th anniversary season filled with ties to its glorious past.

Look no further than our pre-season Quad-A rankings, populated by so many traditional powers.

The Burnaby South Rebels, Vernon Panthers, Vancouver’s King George Dragons, and the Kelowna Christian Knights all open at No. 1 at their respective tiers.

The next set of rankings will arrive on Dec. 4, and then, for the most part save a short holiday season sabbatical, will appear every Wednesday throughout the course of the season.

We’ll follow with the B.C. senior girls rankings on Friday.

Vancouver College’s Hunter Cruz-Dumont (left) and Holy Cross’ T.J. Fujimura each return for their senior seasons in 2019-20. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)



1 Burnaby South Rebels

2 Vancouver College Fighting Irish

3 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey)

4 Centennial Centaurs (Coquitlam) 

5 Kelowna Owls

6 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver)

7 Belmont Bulldogs (Victoria)

8 Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam)

9 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey)

10 Claremont Spartans (Victoria)

Honourable mention  Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey), Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey), Oak Bay Bays (Victoria), Walnut Grove Gators (Langley), Heritage Woods Kodiaks (Port Moody)

(Howard Tsumura,

Duchess Park’s Caleb Lyons will be a Grade 11 standout this season for Prince George’s No. 2-ranked Duchess Park Condors. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)


1 Vernon Panthers

2 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George)

3 A.R. MacNeill Ravens (Richmond)

4 G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack)

5 R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond)

6 Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver)

7 Rick Hansen Hurricanes (Abbotsford)

8 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby)

9 Sa-Hali Sabres (Kamloops)

10 St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (Victoria)

Honourable mention — Pitt Meadows Marauders, St. Patrick’s Celtics, Steveston London Sharks, Mark Isfeld Ice, Carson Graham Eagles (North Vancouver)

(B.C. High School Boys Basketball Association)

D.P. Todd’s Holden Black (centre) returns to the Trojans for his senior season. (Photo by Mary Kessenich property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2018. All Rights Reserved)


1 King George Dragons (Vancouver)

2 Charles Hays Rainmakers (Prince Rupert)

3 D.P. Todd Trojans (Prince George)

4 Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria)

5 Brentwood College (Mill Bay)

6 St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver)

7 Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops)

8 Collingwood Cavaliers (West Vancouver)

9 Abbotsford Christian Knights

10 Langley Christian Lightning

Honourable mention (alphabetical)— Clarence Fulton Maroons (Vernon), Hugh Boyd Trojans (Richmond), Mulgrave Titans (West Vancouver), Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey), Southridge Storm (Surrey)

(Lyle Dhur,

Kelowna Christian standout Parker Martens (right)is back for his Grade 10 season. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)


1 Kelowna Christian Knights

2 Highroad Academy Knights (Chilliwack)

3 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley)

4 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack)

5 Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons (VIctoria)

6 Similkameen Sparks (Keremeos)

7 King David Lions (Vancouver)

8 Vernon Christian Royals

9 Cedars Christian Eagles (Prince George)

10 Northside Christian Northstars (Vanderhoof)

Honourable mention — Barriere Cougars, Fernie Falcons, Gudangaay Tiaat’sgaa Naay Thunder (Masset), Bulkley Valley Christian Royals (Smithers), Pemberton Red Devils, St. John’s Eagles (Vancouver)

(B.C. High School Boys Basketball Association)

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