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Toronto Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, left, photographed in NBA playoff action against Philadelphia’s James Harden last spring, will be among the stars in Saanich next month for the Raptors’ training camp at the University of Victoria. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Toronto Raptors return to B.C. for 2022-23 NBA training camp

Former champions’ pre-season workouts Sept. 26 to Oct. 1 at University of Victoria

 

Organizer Keith Azak’s goal to continue building a large-scale open basketball tournament to Terrace. (Brittany Gervais/Terrace Standard)

‘Rockin’ to the final game’: High hopes for northern B.C. roundball tourney

The Riverboat Days Open Basketball Tournament tips off this August in Terrace

 

Team Canada’s Thomas Scrubb of Richmond, eyes up a shot during action against the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2021. FIBA Olympic qualifying men’s action is returning to Victoria at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on Aug. 25. (Courtesy Canada Basketball)

World Cup basketball qualifier coming to Vancouver Island this summer

The Aug. 25 game will see Team Canada play at Victoria’s Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre

 

Paolo Banchero, right, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number one pick overall by the Orlando Magic in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Magic take Banchero 1st, Holmgren, Smith follow in NBA draft

6-foot-10 forward from Duke is the top overall choice

Paolo Banchero, right, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number one pick overall by the Orlando Magic in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) during the second quarter of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Warriors beat Boston Celtics 103-90 to win 4th NBA title in 8 years

Finals MVP Stephen Curry leads Golden State with 34 points

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) during the second quarter of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Canada’s Steve Nash tries to steal the ball from France’s Laurent Sciarra (right) during second half quarter final basketball action at the Olympics in Sydney, Australia Thursday September 28, 2000. Nash, a former two-time NBA MVP and one of the NBA’s 75 greatest players, is among a group of seven who will be inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame for the classes of 2021 and 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kevin Frayer

Steve Nash headlines list of inductees to Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame

Canada Basketball will hold the induction ceremony on July 10 in Toronto

Canada’s Steve Nash tries to steal the ball from France’s Laurent Sciarra (right) during second half quarter final basketball action at the Olympics in Sydney, Australia Thursday September 28, 2000. Nash, a former two-time NBA MVP and one of the NBA’s 75 greatest players, is among a group of seven who will be inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame for the classes of 2021 and 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kevin Frayer
Nash Taylor plays for the Next Level U13 team against South Island at Queen Margaret’s School last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Basketball tournament in Duncan goes to the Next Level

Cowichan hoops program hosts 25 teams from across Vancouver Island

Nash Taylor plays for the Next Level U13 team against South Island at Queen Margaret’s School last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Oliver Thompson and his friend Brodyn Mortimer dug the court out of the weeds early on in their project. (HUB community Centre photo)

Sarah Simpson Column: Basketball court bounces back thanks to dedicated teen

New life for court at Hub community centre in Cowichan Station

Oliver Thompson and his friend Brodyn Mortimer dug the court out of the weeds early on in their project. (HUB community Centre photo)
Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse watches during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

“Could be us” — Nick Nurse believes Raptors are capable of historic comeback

No team in NBA history has come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series

Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse watches during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)
Toronto Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, left, tries to get past Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden during the first half of Game 5 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, April 25, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Raptors fend off elimination with crucial 103-88 win over 76ers in Philadelphia

Toronto, now trailing 3-2, hosts Game 6 in NBA playoff series on Thursday

Toronto Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, left, tries to get past Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden during the first half of Game 5 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, April 25, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives to the basket as Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) defends during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives to the basket as Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) defends during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji celebrates with teammates after their win against North Carolina during a college basketball game in the finals of the Men’s Final Four NCAA tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji celebrates with teammates after their win against North Carolina during a college basketball game in the finals of the Men’s Final Four NCAA tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Coming to Langley Events Centre June 13 to 19 is the inaugural BC Basketball Festival, including Fraser Valley Bandits action. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Provincial basketball festival announced in Langley

Fraser Valley Bandits’ pro team will be among hosts of multi-facet, multi-day event in June

  • Apr 3, 2022
Coming to Langley Events Centre June 13 to 19 is the inaugural BC Basketball Festival, including Fraser Valley Bandits action. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team, here celebrating a win over top-seeded University of Alberta in the Canada West gold medal game, begin their U Sport Final 8 national championship tournament on April 1 i Edmonton. (Photo courtesy of Brad Hamilton/ Vikes Athletics and Recreation)

No. 2-seed Vikes men’s basketball tip-off at nationals against Carleton

UVic faces a legendary Ravens program in their Final 8 Friday opener

The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team, here celebrating a win over top-seeded University of Alberta in the Canada West gold medal game, begin their U Sport Final 8 national championship tournament on April 1 i Edmonton. (Photo courtesy of Brad Hamilton/ Vikes Athletics and Recreation)
The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team defeated the top-seeded University of Alberta 70-64 in Saturday’s Canada West gold medal final in Edmonton. The Vikes return for the U SPORTS National Championships in two weeks time. (Courtesy of Vikes Athletics and Recreation)

UVic Vikes capture Canada West men’s basketball gold

Vikes win first regional crown since 2014-15 season, head to nationals April 1 to 3

The UVic Vikes men’s basketball team defeated the top-seeded University of Alberta 70-64 in Saturday’s Canada West gold medal final in Edmonton. The Vikes return for the U SPORTS National Championships in two weeks time. (Courtesy of Vikes Athletics and Recreation)
Brentwood’s senior boys basketball team celebrates its third-place finish at the provincial 2A championships in Langley last weekend. (Submitted by Brentwood College School)

Brentwood finishes 3rd at 2A boys basketball provincials

Gage, Fritz named all-stars, team named Most Sportsmanlike

Brentwood’s senior boys basketball team celebrates its third-place finish at the provincial 2A championships in Langley last weekend. (Submitted by Brentwood College School)
VIU Mariners player Cameron Gay assesses his options on the court during the gold-medal game Saturday, March 5, against the Capilano Blues at the Pacific Western Athletic Association championships in Abbotsford. (Gibi Saini/PacWest photo)

VIU Mariners men’s basketball team wins B.C. championship

M’s defeat Capilano Blues 81-78 in gold-medal game

VIU Mariners player Cameron Gay assesses his options on the court during the gold-medal game Saturday, March 5, against the Capilano Blues at the Pacific Western Athletic Association championships in Abbotsford. (Gibi Saini/PacWest photo)
Brentwood College School’s Jayden Lush takes the ball up the court during his team’s second-round win over Pacific Christian at the Island 2A boys basketball championships last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Brentwood College boys lock up provincial basketball berth

Shawnigan 5th at 2A, DCS 3rd at 1A, Cowichan 4th at 4A

Brentwood College School’s Jayden Lush takes the ball up the court during his team’s second-round win over Pacific Christian at the Island 2A boys basketball championships last weekend. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Zoe Johnson led the T-Birds in scoring in all three games at the 4A girls North Island championships. (Todd Blumel photo)
Zoe Johnson led the T-Birds in scoring in all three games at the 4A girls North Island championships. (Todd Blumel photo)
Shawnigan Lake School’s Jimi Ademola dunks during warmups ahead of a game at the 2A boys North Island basketball championships. (Arden Gill/Shawnigan Lake School)
Shawnigan Lake School’s Jimi Ademola dunks during warmups ahead of a game at the 2A boys North Island basketball championships. (Arden Gill/Shawnigan Lake School)