VANCOUVER — Over the course of a 17-game in-conference win streak which defined its Canada West regular season schedule, it was sometimes difficult to wonder if the UBC Thunderbirds were getting the level of competition which would best serve them on the road towards qualifying for the ultimate challenge.
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.
LANGLEY — Yu bet. That was the headline to a story I had written almost 12 years ago in the pages of The (Vancouver) Province newspaper.
VANCOUVER — When Jordan Jensen-Whyte began his career with the UBC Thunderbirds in the fall of 2012, he was standing in shadows deep enough to resemble the cover of night.