|High school players, coaches and volunteers among Basketball BC Awards nominees|
Two future NCAA basketball players and the reigning Most Valuable Player at 'AAA' girls' Provincial Championships have been named as the three nominees for the Basketball BC Award for Outstanding Player, High School Female.
The first nominee is post Ruth Hamblin from Houston Christian, who led the Wildcats to their second consecutive 'A' Provincial Championship in March.
She will be heading to Oregon State University of the Pacific 12 Conference next season.
York House player Alisha Roberts will also be heading south next year. She will play at Pepperdine University of the West Coast Conference. This past season, Roberts led the Tigers, in their first 'AAA' season, to the Provincial title game against South Kamloops.
After South Kamloops won the 'AAA' title, Emma Wolfram was named the tournament's most valuable player. Unlike the other two nominees, Wolfram is only in Grade 11. She also played for Canada at the Pan American Games in the fall of 2011.
Mike Evans, head coach of 'AA' champion Britannia Secondary, will win one of four Coaching Awards of Excellence, along with Walnut Grove boys' coach George Bergen, UBC women's coach Deb Huband and UFV men's bench boss Barnaby Craddock.
A Special Merit Award will be handed out to the 'AAA' Girls Tournament Committee, which for the last two decades has run the Provincial Championship at Capilano University in North Vancouver.
The Basketball BC Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner will take place on Saturday, April 21 at 6 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre Banquet Hall.