The beauty of Bballnationals is it features not only teams from across the country, but teams that are well established and teams looking to make a name for themselves.
604 Basketball is one of the latter. As a brand-new club, it’s looking to make a name for itself come August 2nd at the Langley Events Centre. Its founder Harp Gill has extensive experience in basketball, most recently being an assistant coach for the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers boys’ team that were crowned provincial champions.
“It’s been really positive,” said Gill on the first year of his club program. “We want to develop as many kids as we can through our high level training, give them exposure, and prepare them for the next level.”
The chance to test his new club against the best that Canada has to offer made Bballnationals a perfect fit for Gill and 604 Basketball.
“It seems like there are some good teams that have signed up,” he explained. “The competition and networking with other coaches and having just a positive experience for the boys [are great].
A long-time coach — Gill also coached at the University of Toronto, Mississauga — he understands the importance of a unifying tournament in club basketball.
“Just having all the top clubs under one roof in one stadium competing at a high level helps you develop as a player and as a team", he explained.
Bballnationals starts July 29th at the Langley Events Centre. BC Sports Hub will have exclusive coverage of the entire tournament.
Written by: Nick Bondi