VANCOUVER — Growing up as the son of immigrant parents, Max Astak admits it wasn’t always easy to traverse cultures and make the kinds of social connections so important in the lives of young people.“But for me, basketball united me with others,” the senior point guard with Vancouver’s King George Dragons explains.“My parents came here […]
LANGLEY — Come Monday, he will get back to demanding the very best from his players under the crucible of what is a Burnaby South senior boys basketball practice.But on Saturday night, under the bright lights at centre court of the Langley Sports Centre, Rebels’ head coach Mike Bell couldn’t help but call his players […]
NORTH DELTA — What defines a self-made athlete?As the 2019-20 B.C. high school basketball season was coming to an end last March, just days ahead of a province-wide COVID-19 shutdown, it was certainly not a topic I spent much time pondering.Yet some two months later, I can say with great confidence that it has emerged […]
VANCOUVER — Ask Nikola Guzina to talk about his rise to prominence on the hardcourt, and the standout incoming recruit of the UBC Thunderbirds proceeds to do so with a nod of thanks to the basketball gods.
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 […]
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.
RICHMOND — Darko Kulic is speaking in jest, yet the head coach of Vancouver’s King George Dragons would never say ‘No’ to getting one more shot at Vancouver Island’s powerhouse, two-time defending B.C. AA champs from Brentwood College.
LANGLEY — Brentwood College proved it is among the most dominant B.C. boys Double A basketball program in provincial history, yet given the emotion Vancouver’s King George Dragons brought to Saturday’s B.C. championship final at the Langley Events Centre, it made you wonder if there was finally a moment in which the Vancouver Island team […]
LANGLEY — Imagine if the process of individual skill development started with a blank canvas, and instead of standing at the front of the easel, you grabbed your brush and palette and headed to the back of it.
LANGLEY — The favourites and the survivors.Mill’s Bay’s No. 1 tournament seed, Brentwood College, along with Victoria’s St. Michael’s University School Blue Jags