The Okanagan High School basketball all-star games will be taking place this weekend at UBC Okanagan.
The campus will host four separate all-star games for the best junior and senior players from the Interior, with action beginning at 3 p.m. inside the gymnasium nicknamed ‘the furnace’.
The junior girls kick things off, with the best junior boys taking the court at 4:30 p.m., followed by the senior girl at 6 p.m. and senior boys closing out the evening at 8 p.m.
This will be the fifth consecutive year that UBCO has hosted the event, and a number of students have gone on from this game to play for the Heat.
Last year’s high scorer Greet Gill starred in the senior boys’ game, putting up 32 points and went on to start for the Heat during his rookie season.
The top scorer in last year’s senior girls game was Julia Reichert, who was only in grade 11 at the time. She’s back again this year, having already signed on to play with the Heat next season. This will be her fourth straight year at the Okanagan all-star game.
Other notable players who have taken part in this game and gone on to become college stars include Sports Illustrated cover boy Kelly Olynyk, who helped lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs to a number one ranking and a first seed in this year’s NCAA tournament. He played in the Okanagan all-star game in 2009.
"It is always an honour to be selected to an all-star game. There are many basketball players in the Valley that deserve this opportunity to compete against their Valley peers,” says Heat men’s basketball coach Pete Guarasci.
“As evidenced by the amount of Provincial Championships won by teams from the interior this season – there is a high level of basketball being played in this Valley.”
|Austin Basso||South Okanagan||Jacob Adams||South Kamloops|
|Moises Blandon||OKM||Jeremy Bosher||NorKam|
|Michael Burnham||George Elliott||Joel Burma||Kelowna Secondary|
|Evan Cane||NorKam||Joe Davis||Westsyde|
|Benson Cheng||Osoyoos||Tye Derosier||South Kamloops|
|John Garvie||Vernon Secondary||Keith Errington||Rutland Secondary|
|Michael Gini||Immaculata||Jordan Farmer||Penticton High|
|Corey Hamilton||Clarence Fulton||Alex Hart||Immaculata|
|Brandon Isaac||Clarence Fulton||Evan Helgason||NorKam|
|Quincy Johnson||Mount Boucherie||Eli Hillis-Gold||South Kamloops|
|Tye Kitzman||Clarence Fulton||Malcolm Hlady||Kelowna Secondary|
|Brayden Klippinstein||Similkameen||Josiah Joseph||Mount Boucherie|
|Brayden Koop||Mount Boucherie||Alex Josipovic||Mount Boucherie|
|Matt Lafontaine||Dr. Knox||Ethan Klukas||Kelowna Christian|
|Nick Lavertu||Rutland Secondary||Austin Labonte||NorKam|
|Colin Mcgrath||Kelowna Christian||Ryan Lintell||Kelowna Christian|
|Connor Mitchell||OKM||Chris Macdonnell||Immaculata|
|Max Morgan||George Elliott||Mauro Patterson||Princess Margaret|
|Vinayak Pendharkar||Kelowna Secondary||Michael Rouault||Clarence Fulton|
|Rashaun Raulkas||Kelowna Secondary||Jas Sahota||Princess Margaret|
|Reid Sellars||South Kamloops||Parminder Sidhu||South Okanagan|
|Parker Simson||Dr. Knox||Cooper Simson||Kelowna Secondary|
|Jesse Stewart||Kelowna Christian||Sky Terbasket||Keremeos|
|Jeff Tubbs||Mount Boucherie||Chance Veinotte||Rutland Secondary|
|Colton Vankamp||Princess Margaret||Evan Yarrow||OKM|
|Mitchel Walz||Rutland Secondary|
|Hannah Bergman||Valleyview||Brooke Briscoe||Kelowna Secondary|
|Megan Blair||Princess Margaret||Emily Clarke||Penticton High|
|Paige Briscoe||Kelowna Secondary||Carly Corrado||Kelowna Secondary|
|Amanda Grant||Immaculata||Anna Frenkel||South Kamloops|
|Emma Johnson||Immaculata||Olivia Johnson||Immaculata|
|Dayce Knopf||Vernon Secondary||Cassidy Kapaiwai||Kelowna Secondary|
|Jordan Korol||Kalamalaka||Lauren Kreuger||Kelowna Christian|
|Selma Kusterica||Kelowna Secondary||Kiana Lalonde||Kelowna Secondary|
|Danya Lincoln||South Kamloops||Hailey Lambert||Rutland Secondary|
|Danielle Maclellan||Clarence Fulton||Quinsy Leier||Vernon Secondary|
|Sadie Mcdonald||South Kamloops||Jenna Marrion||Vernon Secondary|
|Riley Oien||South Kamloops||Maya Olynyk||South Kamloops|
|Jaedyn Penkala||Immaculata||Julia Reichert||Princeton|
|Jade Mackie||OKM||Angie Marshall||Princeton|
|Natasha Reimer||Penticton High||Brooke Rempel||Salmon Arm|
|Anna Rice||Vernon Secondary||Mary Rice||Vernon Secondary|
|Danielle Ruocco||Princess Margaret||Jaeda Stanhope||Kelowna Secondary|
|Rebecah Salway||George Elliott||Ashley Truman||Mount Boucherie|
|Samantha Simons||Princeton||Trice Tuaiti||Salmon Arm|