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James Karnik, who hails from Surrey, makes his pro debut tonight with the Fraser Valley Bandits, after playing for the Boston College Eagles and Lehigh University. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bandits sign Surrey native ahead of home game tonight

College star James Karnik makes pro debut for Fraser Valley basketball team at Langley Events Centre

 

Paolo Banchero, right, is congratulated by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number one pick overall by the Orlando Magic in the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Magic take Banchero 1st, Holmgren, Smith follow in NBA draft

6-foot-10 forward from Duke is the top overall choice

 

Fraser Valley Bandits won their third in a row, a close 90-85 road trip win over the Guelph Nighthawks on Tuesday night, June 21. (CEBL/Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bandits make it three in a row

Team ends Guelph winning streak

 

The Fraser Valley Bandits picked up a narrow 92-89 victory over the Scarborough Shooting Stars in a hard fought game at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, June 18. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Fraser Valley Bandits picked up a narrow 92-89 victory over the Scarborough Shooting Stars in a hard fought game at Langley Events Centre on Saturday, June 18. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Bandits – including Murphy Burnatowski – squeaked out 84-81 victory over Stingers in Edmonton Wednesday night. They play back at home in Langley again Saturday night. (Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bandits squash stingers on the road – in Edmonton

Fraser Valley’s pro basketball team is back on home court at Langley Events Centre Saturday

Bandits – including Murphy Burnatowski – squeaked out 84-81 victory over Stingers in Edmonton Wednesday night. They play back at home in Langley again Saturday night. (Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) during the second quarter of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Warriors beat Boston Celtics 103-90 to win 4th NBA title in 8 years

Finals MVP Stephen Curry leads Golden State with 34 points

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) high fives Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II (0) during the second quarter of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
The collective’s logo was showcased for the first-time at the recent B.C. 3x3 Canada Quest provincial qualifiers at LEC earlier this month. As one of the many components of the Bandits’ work with I∙SPARC, the Bandits entered a team in the adult women’s open division featuring prominent Indigenous players; including Jade Montgomery-Waardenburg, Madison Terbasket-Winser, Montanna Howe, and Shenise Sigsworth. (Fraser Valley Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Kwantlen artist designs new for Langley’s Bandits logos

Ahead of BC Basketball Festival this weekend, pro team unveils Indigenous history-inspired artwork

The collective’s logo was showcased for the first-time at the recent B.C. 3x3 Canada Quest provincial qualifiers at LEC earlier this month. As one of the many components of the Bandits’ work with I∙SPARC, the Bandits entered a team in the adult women’s open division featuring prominent Indigenous players; including Jade Montgomery-Waardenburg, Madison Terbasket-Winser, Montanna Howe, and Shenise Sigsworth. (Fraser Valley Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Fraser Valley Bandits player Kadre Gray eluded Hamilton Honey Badgers rivals on Tuesday, June 7, during the Langley-based team’s first-ever School Day Game, with 3,900 students from 13 schools in four districts attending. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Students from 13 schools cheer on Fraser Valley Bandits at team’s first School Day Game

Game drew 3,900 students from 13 schools in Langley, Surrey, Abbotsford and Mission school districts

Fraser Valley Bandits player Kadre Gray eluded Hamilton Honey Badgers rivals on Tuesday, June 7, during the Langley-based team’s first-ever School Day Game, with 3,900 students from 13 schools in four districts attending. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
In their first home game at Langley Events Centre, the Fraser Valley Bandits emerged victorious Saturday, June 4, winning the afternoon game 86-77 over the Saskatchewan Rattlers. (Fraser Valley Bandits, CEBL/Special to Black Press Media)

Bandits win first ever game at Langley Events Centre

Fraser Valley’s pro basketball team improves standing to 3-1 after triumphant home opener

In their first home game at Langley Events Centre, the Fraser Valley Bandits emerged victorious Saturday, June 4, winning the afternoon game 86-77 over the Saskatchewan Rattlers. (Fraser Valley Bandits, CEBL/Special to Black Press Media)
Despite the efforts of Thomas Kennedy (above), Saskatchewan Rattlers defeated Fraser Valley Bandits, 86-77, and are now looking for a rematch in Langley Saturday afternoon. ( Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Black Press Media)

VIDEO: Fraser Valley Bandits prepare for rematch in home opener Saturday

Langley’s pro basketball team suffers first loss of 2022 season

Despite the efforts of Thomas Kennedy (above), Saskatchewan Rattlers defeated Fraser Valley Bandits, 86-77, and are now looking for a rematch in Langley Saturday afternoon. ( Canadian Elite Basketball League/Special to Black Press Media)
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)
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)
Surrey-raised basketball player Sukhman Sandhu in action with UBC Thunderbirds. (Photo: Chuck Russell/UBC Athletics)

Surrey’s Sandhu shoots for pro career with Langley’s Bandits following U SPORTS basketball draft

‘Having a professional league here in Canada with a local team, I’m very excited about that and super interested’

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Surrey-raised basketball player Sukhman Sandhu in action with UBC Thunderbirds. (Photo: Chuck Russell/UBC Athletics)
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)