Updated: Jun 4, 2018
Those three words usually have me yelling out “That’s what she said,” but for the context of this article, the same words emulate what it means to be a dirty shooter (no pun intended).
We at The Hub did our own little survey and chose the following dudes as the Top 5 Shooters in BC high school basketball.
# 5 – Kobe McKnight
I’ll be honest, I didn’t know much about this guy until we bantered around the office and his name came up, which might I add is a pretty sick name. As the votes poured in, it became evident as to why McKnight deserves to be on this list.
“His name is dope.”
And apparently he “beat LCS by himself,” according to one fan.
For real though, McKnight is so wet, he’s the “Kobe!” people holler out when shooting paper balls into garbage cans all over Vancity.
Kobe Bryant who?
# 4 – Tyson Brown
Brown from Downtown!!!
This kid gets buckets. But, like any survey, shots will be fired when given the chance.
One doting voter said, “He doesn’t choke on good defense like Kobe McKnight,” which I’m still confused how that comment has to do with his ability as a shooter.
“He’s clutch,” said another fan.
And don’t forget, Brown helped take his team to the Provincial finals. Ayyy.
# 3 – Jerric Palma
Your boy Jerric comes in at numero three on our list because to be honest, he’s so young and fresh, we’d be straight dumb to leave him out.
Palma, a Grade 11 guard for the St. George’s Saints, played like a friggin’ college pro this past season. Fans boasted about his talent and even ranked him as the second best shooter overall.
Here are our favourite fan responses for the man himself:
“It’s a free throw for the kid.”
And my fave, “Greatest player since LeBron.”
Personally, I think Palma’s a lot more humble than the King himself. Don’t tell LeBron.
# 2 – Diego Maffia
Alright, let’s get something straight. Maffia beats McKnight in the dope name category, hands down.
Man’s en fuego.
The star of Oak Bay is so wet, he should have a waterfall named after him. Fun fact: there’s a Juan Diego Falls—sub out Juan, and that natural wonder is all Maffia.
Back to business: ya’ll had The Waterfall as THE best shooter by far (see the below Fan’s choice chart).
Many of your reasons for why Diego should be # 1 was simply he’s the GOAT. He’s a team player. He does not miss his 3s. Did you see he had 14 of those pesky buggers during a regular season game versus Tamanawis?
“He can make it rain from deep.”
“Never seen a player like him.”
And the greatest reason of all: “MAFFIAAAAA!”
He may be # 6 on the court, but he’s without a doubt # 1 in your hearts.
# 1 – Nick Sarai
That seriously was someone’s reason for choosing Nicky boy.
Not only did his team—the South Kamloops Titans—take home the banner this past season for 3A boys, Sarai proved his worth throughout the season with consistent 3s from any range.
He may not have had 14 in one game like Maffia did; however, we ranked him # 1 because he consistently sunk hoops throughout the season and all the way to the big game at Provincials. Pair that with his 3-Point contest win, and it ain’t hard to see why he’s the top dawg.
He’s a “pure shooter,” says one fan.
And his stroke? Jus so clean!
“Money, money, money.”
Ready for the best response?
“He looks like Tony Parker, but too bad he isn’t Parker.”
Lol, oh yeah, they're totally separated at birth. Cue the eye roll.
That’s the order we picked here at The Hub, but the fans and players voted a tad differently than we did, putting Maffia as the head honcho.
Refer to the lovely chart below to see where you ranked the above Shooters:
Next up on The Hub’s Top 5, we count down the best Inside Players.
Written by: Crystal Scuor