The Langley Sports Association has been a mainstay at Bballnationals since year one, and this year is no different for the program.
“We’re looking forward to it,” says LSA president Rick Cox. “It’s been great. It’s a really well run tournament, and it’s always been one of those tournaments that you enjoy playing in.”
Made up of local kids and coaches, the LSA is a non-profit organization that promotes sport in Langley, with a focus on the game of basketball. They typically field three travel teams that participate in both local and US tournaments.
This year they’re bringing two teams to Bballnationals — U15 and U17 girls.
LSA has had a lot of success in the tournament before, placing second with their U17 team in 2017 and making the semifinals with their U15 team last year.
“What brings us back every year is the fact that it’s a great event — there’s teams from all over Canada that attend the event, so you see teams that you never normally see during the regular season, and it’s of a high calibre for Canada,” explains Cox.
They won’t have to travel far at all for the third edition of Bballnationals held right at the Langley Events Centre. The girls tournament will be held from July 29 to August 1, while the boys will compete August 2 to 5.
Written by: Austin Cozicar