Basketball BC Athletes Excel

Basketball BC proudly congratulates our U15 and U17 Boys’ and Girls teams as they return from national Championships in Toronto and Winnipeg.

National Championships:

All four teams are coming home with medals – the second consecutive year that BC teams have all medaled.  Our U17 Boys team returns home with a bronze medal and our U17 Girls team with a silver.  Our U15 teams come home with silver for the Boys and bronze for the girls.

Congratulations and well done to all the team members who worked together throughout the late Spring and early summer in preparing for Nationals including tournaments in BC and the western USA.  A great deal of gratitude must also go to the coaches who have spent 10’s of hours the last few months with their teams:

U17 Boys                              Paul Eberhardt, Sean Shook

U17 Girls                              Sean McGuinness, Erica McGuinness, Joanna Vieira

U15 Boys                              Mike Morgan, Casey Archibald

U15 Girls                              Carrie Watts, Mike Heyworth

“To medal at National Championships is a significant achievement for our teams and we congratulate each and every member of the team for their hard work, commitment and excellence over the past 3 plus months.  We look forward to following their basketball and academic paths in the coming months and years, said Basketball BC President John Buis

 

FISU  Games:

Canada Basketball has released the players names who will represent our country at FISU Games in Shenzen, China August 12-23 in the Women’s tournament..  Basketball BC is especially proud of the BC contingent, 5 girls who have come through our High Performance Program and continued on the successful university careers.

Name Home Town University
Elle Kerfoot  Surrey  Seattle University
Julie Seabrook  North Vancouver  University of Colorado
Katie Miyazaki  Richmond  University of Saskatchewan
Megan Pinske  Coquitlam  Western Washington
Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe  Vernon  Simon Fraser

 

Also representing Canada will be Nathan Yu on the Men’s team – Nathan presently attends and competes with the University of BC.

Executive Director of Basketball BC, Lawrie Johns, stated “the excellence of our teams, and the selection of many BC athletes who have developed through our program, is a credit to the athletes and the coaches who have spent so much time with them.  The FISU Games is a huge building block for the National program and we know the athletes selected to represent our country will do so with pride and enthusiasm.  This summer has been very successful with BC athletes making significant contributions to our Junior National teams, our Cadet teams and to the Senior National teams who are now beginning their quest for Olympic qualifying”.