The free throw line is the sole place of solitude in the sport of basketball. Not one player stands between you and the hoop. Focus is key as players are instructed by their coaches to visualize the ball going in the hoop and to maintain their shooting form, just as they have practiced thousands of […]
Snowball Classic preview: 60th edition of annual tournament illustrates just how far one of the province’s top tournaments has come Each January a familiar sense of anticipation begins to circulate through gymnasiums across the Fraser Valley. Under the shadows of ceiling lights blinking at the crack of dawn and the heat of soles pressed against […]
In Transition: Joel Friesen Joel Friesen is one of five Canadians on the London Lightning, part of the National Basketball League. Friesen, Abbotsford raised, was an integral component to the back-to-back championships in 2017 and 2018 with the London Lightning, as well as the NBL Championship he won his rookie season with the Halifax Hurricanes. […]
Story written by CBC Bearcats Athletics: After 3 seasons with the Bearcats Men’s Basketball Team at Columbia Bible College, Matthew Boulton has announced his resignation as CBC Bearcats Head Coach, which took effect April 30th. During his time with the Bearcat squad, Boulton brought a fresh and extremely competitive perspective and coaching style to a […]
By: Blake Murphy Raptors 905 announce 2018-19 coaching staff We knew a few of the names already, but Raptors 905 unveiled their full coaching staff under new head coach Jama Mahlalela for the 2018-19 season on Wednesday. Here is a quick rundown of the names. HEAD COACH Jama Mahlalela will move from the front row […]
The University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball program is pleased to announce that local standout Sukhjot Bains is returning from the NCAA Division I ranks to sign with the Cascades. Bains, a highly versatile and athletic 6’6” guard out of Tamanawis Secondary in Surrey, B.C., spent the previous four seasons playing south of the […]
Abbotsford’s Marek Klassen is taking his talents to Turkey. The 2010 Yale Secondary grad officially signed on the dotted line with a team based in Bakirkoy, a suburb of the capital city of Istanbul. It marks a considerable jump in talent from the British Basketball League, where Klassen spent last season starring with the Worcester Wolves.