Simply the best: 2018 BC Provincial teams loaded with top talent


The BC Basketball provincial team rosters have been announced, and they feature some of the best talent that the province has to offer. Both the U17 and U15 teams for both the boys and girls have enough quality players to represent the province well at the upcoming 2018 Summer Games.


The U17 girls team will have at its disposal some of the top underclassmen in the province. Jenna Dick of Brookswood is expected to be one of the leaders of the team, while grade 10 Jessica Clarke of Saint Thomas Aquinas will surely be a great inside presence for the team. The team will also have Kennedy Dickie, the Championship Player of the Game from AAA provincials, as well as grade 10 standout Sophia Kramer.


The U15 team should have instant chemistry, as it will have three Semiahmoo players in Izzy Forsyth, Deja Lee, and Tara Wallack who all were on the team who finished fourth at provincials. It will also have Sammy Shields from Riverside, who had some impressive performances for Riverside despite being the only grade nine on the team.

On the boys side, the U17 has familiar names to anyone who has followed the local basketball scene here in BC. The team will have one of the top point guards in the province in Diego Maffia, as well as the “X-Factor” Jeevan Sidhu of Tamanawis. They will also have on their team two grade 10 bigs in Victor Radocaj and Sasha Vujisic, the former of which has had experience with the Canadian national junior teams.


For the U15 boys team, you may not know them now but you will surely be hearing about them in the future. The team features Vancouver College’s Cole Cruz-Dumont, the younger brother of future UBC Thunderbird Jack Cruz-Dumont. Highly regarded grade eight Ravjeet Randhawa will be on the team as well.


We wish everyone on all four teams well and represent our province to the best of their ability!


U17 GIRLS TEAM

Shemaiah Abatayo, Brittania

India Aikins, Lord Tweedsmuir

Jessica Clarke, St. Thomas Aquinas

Jenna Dick, Brookswood

Kennedy Dickie, Kelowna

Faith Dut, Semiahmoo

Jayden Gill, Robert Bateman

Madison Gobeil, South Kamloops

Sophia Kramer, Sullivan Heights

Breona Martin, Heritage Woods

Olivia Morgan-Cherchas, South Kamloops

Deanna Tuchscherer, GW Graham

Alternates

Abigail Becker, Ballenas

Madeleine Counsell, Port Moody

Hannah Loukes, Duchess Park

Jaden Yamamoto, Penticition


U15 GIRLS TEAM

Alyza Aikins, Lord Tweedsmuir

Teah Best, Fraser Heights

Marijke Duralia, St. John Brebeuf

Izzy Forsyth, Semiahmoo

Makenna Jacklin, Okanagan Mission

Kiara Ker, Mt. Baker

Neyha Lali, Brookswood

Deja Lee, Semiahmoo

Lily Pink, Okanagan Mission

Sammy Shields, Riverside

Julia Tuchscherer, GW Graham

Tara Wallack, Semiahmoo

Alternates

Reese Manns, Claremont

Eva Person, Stelly's


U17 BOYS TEAM

Soren Erricson, Duchess Park

Parker Johnstone, Kelowna

Joshua Kangande, Brittania

Jiordano Khan, Burnaby South

Diego Maffia, Oak Bay

Dylon Matthews, Seycove

Liam McChesney, Charles Hays

Victor Radocaj, McMath

Michael Risi, Holy Cross

Jeevan Sidhu, Tamanawis

Luc Therrien, Vancouver College

Sasha Vujisic, Burnaby South


U15 BOYS TEAM

Naveed Abdollahi, Dr. Charles Best

Cormick Brown, Lambrick Park

Tyrelle Chadwick, Westsyde

Cole Cruz-Dumont, Vancouver College

Evan Kimm, Brookswood

Caleb Lyons, Duchess Park

Nesta Malcolm, Fernie

Ravjeet Randhawa, Fleetwood Park

Yurdan Rozumyni, Rockridge

Oliver Seto, Sir Winston Churchill

Cameron Slaymaker, Terry Fox

Justin Sunga, Burnaby South


Written by: Nick Bondi

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