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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
Former Hamilton Honey Badger Thomas Kennedy had a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds (career-high) off the bench for the Fraser Valley Bandits, and also scored the game winning free-throws as the Langley-based Bandits downed the Honey Badgers 71-70 Friday night, May 27. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Former Hamilton Honey Badger Thomas Kennedy had a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds (career-high) off the bench for the Fraser Valley Bandits, and also scored the game winning free-throws as the Langley-based Bandits downed the Honey Badgers 71-70 Friday night, May 27. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s own Ty Rowell, a new member of the Fraser Valley Bandits, did his share of scoring Wednesday, helping his team win the season opener against Ottawa, 90-87. (Spencer Colby, Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley Bandits come back to take season opener

Langley-based basketball team defeats BlackJacks in Ottawa Wednesday, 90-87

Langley’s own Ty Rowell, a new member of the Fraser Valley Bandits, did his share of scoring Wednesday, helping his team win the season opener against Ottawa, 90-87. (Spencer Colby, Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Ty Rowell, Walnut Grove native, at the Fraser Valley Bandits training camp on Friday, May 20. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley Bandits start training camp at Langley Events Centre

The team moved to Langley this year from Abbotsford

Ty Rowell, Walnut Grove native, at the Fraser Valley Bandits training camp on Friday, May 20. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove’s Cassidy Buchanan was named to the All-Star AAA seniors girls basketball provincial championships. She will be playing for Trinity Western University in Langley. (Hana Kim HK2K/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Aldergrove’s Cassidy Buchanan was named to the All-Star AAA seniors girls basketball provincial championships. She will be playing for Trinity Western University in Langley. (Hana Kim HK2K/Special to Langley Advance Times)
After graduating from Walnut Grove Secondary, Ty Rowell sent five years playing for the Cal Baptist University Lancers. He was signed this week to play pro basketball for the Langley-based Fraser Valley Bandits. (Cal Baptist University (CBU) Athletics/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Basketball champ returns home to play pro at Langley Events Centre

Homegrown Ty Rowell has been signed to play with the Langley-based Fraser Valley Bandits

After graduating from Walnut Grove Secondary, Ty Rowell sent five years playing for the Cal Baptist University Lancers. He was signed this week to play pro basketball for the Langley-based Fraser Valley Bandits. (Cal Baptist University (CBU) Athletics/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
Former Semiahmoo Secondary basketball star Adam Paige (left) has signed to play this summer for the Fraser Valley Bandits of the CEBL. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Former Semiahmoo Secondary hoops star to return to Fraser Valley Bandits

U Sports athlete Adam Paige signs to play second season with CEBL squad

Former Semiahmoo Secondary basketball star Adam Paige (left) has signed to play this summer for the Fraser Valley Bandits of the CEBL. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)
Sukhman Sandhu and Thomas Kennedy were selected by the Langley-based Fraser Valley Bandits in the 2022 Canadian Elite Basketball League draft, the team announced Tuesday. (University of British Columbia Athletics/Tiffany Luke, University of Windsor Athletics)

Bandits sign two

Players drafted from UBC and University of Windsor

Sukhman Sandhu and Thomas Kennedy were selected by the Langley-based Fraser Valley Bandits in the 2022 Canadian Elite Basketball League draft, the team announced Tuesday. (University of British Columbia Athletics/Tiffany Luke, University of Windsor Athletics)
Canada Basketball has announced TWU’s Cheryl Jean-Paul will return as Head Coach for Canada ahead of this summer’s FIBA U17 Women’s World Cup 2022 in Debrecen, Hungary from July 9-17, 2022. (file)

Langley coach to helm Team Canada at world basketball championships

It will be Cheryl Jean-Paul’s fourth year as head coach of Canada’s U16/U17 women’s national team

Canada Basketball has announced TWU’s Cheryl Jean-Paul will return as Head Coach for Canada ahead of this summer’s FIBA U17 Women’s World Cup 2022 in Debrecen, Hungary from July 9-17, 2022. (file)
Fraser Valley Bandits have signed former All-Canadian and University of Victoria standout Chris McLaughlin.(Bandits)

Fraser Valley Bandits centre Chris McLaughlin is returning

Former All-Canadian signs with Langley-based pro basketball team for upcoming season

Fraser Valley Bandits have signed former All-Canadian and University of Victoria standout Chris McLaughlin.(Bandits)
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 at LEC

  • 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)
Murphy Burnatowski has been a Badger, a Stinger, and now a Bandit. The 6 ft. 7 in. forward has joined the Fraser Valley team that will be playing out of Langley Events Centre starting in June. (Tony Lewis,ProSportFoto/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Left-handed sharpshooter signs to pro basketball in Langley ahead of season

Fraser Valley Bandits sign Murphy Burnatowski for Canadian Elite Basketball season coming in June

Murphy Burnatowski has been a Badger, a Stinger, and now a Bandit. The 6 ft. 7 in. forward has joined the Fraser Valley team that will be playing out of Langley Events Centre starting in June. (Tony Lewis,ProSportFoto/Special to Langley Advance Times)
U7 players (left) took to the court for the North Langley Basketball Association’s second annual Ron Renville memorial three-on-three tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26. The event honours the memory of the well-liked volunteer coach (right), who passed away in 2019. (Ron Waller, Special to Langley Advance Times)

Hundreds participate in second annual Ron Renvile memorial tournament in Langley

Event wasn’t about winning or losing, but about honouring Ron’s memory and ‘having fun’

U7 players (left) took to the court for the North Langley Basketball Association’s second annual Ron Renville memorial three-on-three tournament on Saturday, Feb. 26. The event honours the memory of the well-liked volunteer coach (right), who passed away in 2019. (Ron Waller, Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Valley Bandits announced the organization has re-signed its 2021 “Team MVP,” Alex Campbell, ahead of the club’s inaugural season at Langley Events Centre. (Fraser Valley Bandits, Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley Bandits 2021 MVP Alex Campbell signs up for 2022 season

Player inks contract as pro basketball team prepares to play out of Langley Events Centre

Fraser Valley Bandits announced the organization has re-signed its 2021 “Team MVP,” Alex Campbell, ahead of the club’s inaugural season at Langley Events Centre. (Fraser Valley Bandits, Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove fell to Burnaby South Rebels 84-68 at the BC School Sports 4A Boys Basketball Provincial Tournament at Langley Events Centre on Friday, March 11. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Walnut Grove fell to Burnaby South Rebels 84-68 at the BC School Sports 4A Boys Basketball Provincial Tournament at Langley Events Centre on Friday, March 11. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Malcolm Duvivier has signed up for a third season with the Langley-based Fraser Valley Bandits of the Canadian Elite Basketball League, the team announced on Tuesday, March 8. (Fraser Valley Bandits, Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Malcolm Duvivier has signed up for a third season with the Langley-based Fraser Valley Bandits of the Canadian Elite Basketball League, the team announced on Tuesday, March 8. (Fraser Valley Bandits, Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)