The 2nd Annual Vancouver Basketball Pro-Am came to a close this past Monday after a great eight week long season. Read a team-by-team recap as well as previews of the playoff match-ups going down this Monday September 17th at The Richmond Olympic Oval.
After a slow start to the season, Academy caught fire down the stretch into the playoffs. The performance of the season came from Marek Klassen who set the scoring record of 51 points against the Falcons. A well rounded team can beat any team on any night.
The Blues would play their best basketball at the tail end of the Vancouver Basketball Pro-Am led by Denver Sparks-Guest who filled the stat sheet on a nightly basis. The Blues will look to use this momentum as they head into the Pacwest Season in the CCAA.
The Falcons shot the lights out all season long, including a league high 132 points in the final week. With strong inside play surrounded by great perimeter players the Falcons are tough to beat.
The Vikes would have a disappointing season in the wins column but were apart of some of the more exciting games all season. Behind Chris McLaughlin and Al Macintosh’s stellar play the Vikes record does not reflect their skill.
A strong start to the season, Team XV would see a number of exceptional individual performances throughout the season, including big games from Mark Johnson and Miguel Tomley. With a number of varsity players continuing their seasons this Fall, watch out for their improvement next year.
The Royals grew each and every week as their roster learned to play together and each others tendencies. This Royals team coming off a 2nd place at the CCAA Nationals has reloaded and will look to conquer the Pacwest this season and return to Nationals.
USports powerhouse the Thunderbirds were perhaps the most exciting team in the Vancouver Basketball Pro-Am with their shooting and athleticism thrilling onlookers nightly. Look for this loaded roster to make noise in the Canada West and National scene this year.
A team game every night would allow West Coast to the top spot in the Vancouver Basketball Pro-Am. With contributions from every player hitting the court every night, their depth often wore down the opposing teams.