Tryout time for South Langley Metro basketball team

Team will be coached by former Brookswood standouts Brent Malish and John Pankratz

The South Langley Metro Basketball team is holding tryouts for Grade 6 and 7 boys.

The tryouts will be held April 15 and April 16 at Brookswood Secondary (20902 37 Ave.) from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and are free to attend. Pre-registration is required at

The Metro team will be coached by a pair of former Brookswood players, Brent Malish and John Pankratz, who both attended the school from 2002 to 2006.

Malish then played UBC for five years while Pankratz was a member of the Quest University squad.

Malish also spent time with Canada’s junior national team in 2005 and 2006.

The Metro team will play in a league which runs September to March and players can expect two practices a week plus a weekly Sunday game at the Langley Events Centre.

Interested players must attend at least one of the two tryouts to be considered for the team. Cost to be on the team will be $200 and this covers league fees, uniforms and tournament fees.