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. […]
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 […]
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Abbotsford Basketball: August 6th to 11th – U-17 Girls’ Canada Basketball National Championships – Fredericton, N.B. Jayden Gill represents Abbotsford at the U-17 Canada Basketball National Championships: Abbotsford had a sole representative on the U-17 Girls’ squad – Jayden Gill. Jayden is a point guard for the Robert Bateman Timberwolves (AAA) who are not ranked […]
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.
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The MSA Outdoor Classic tips off again today (Friday), marking its second consecutive year back in Abbotsford after a 30-plus year absence. A total of six teams with professional, college and high school basketball talent are set to hit the outdoor courts near the MSA Arena. Pro players Marek Klassen and Joel Friesen are both expected to […]