UBCO welcomes regional all-star games

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.”


Junior   Senior  
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
Avery Walline OKM    
Mitchel Walz Rutland Secondary    


Junior   Senior  
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
Claire Smelt  OKM                                                                 

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