I've been watching this forum for the past year and have rarely made a comment. Now that the season is over, I have to compliment the various people in the BC basketball community. It is pretty clear something very good is going on in BC. No doubt there are still problems which need to be addressed but overall a lot of things are going well.
The BC championships were a roaring success by any measure (nearly 5,000 at the finals for one!). The events at the LEC were first class and are getting better every year. I have the benefit now of seeing high school basketball from Calgary, where I live, and Toronto, where my son now plays. Each of those places has a strong basketball community and culture, but to me BC seems to have everything going well. BC does not have the depth of talent in Ontario, but the parts are all working well: coaching, clubs, the community, players, fans, school spirit, rivalries, websites, trainers and even bloggers and Tweeters have it dialed.
It is all great to see, and I look forward to continuing to follow the success. Congrats to Yale, JBB, and all the other champions and MVPs.