The Fraser Valley Bandits failed to receive a single awards nomination in the CEBL year end awards. (File photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits shut out of CEBL awards

Despite turnaround season Abbotsford-based basketball team not up for any awards

A second place finish in the round robin, an appearance in the title game and a complete turnaround from the 2019 season wasn’t enough to merit the Fraser Valley Bandits recognition in the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s year end awards.

The league announced its selections for 2020’s best player, coach, defensive player, Canadian, clutch player and U Sports player last week, but no Bandits were nominated

Fraser Valley finished the CEBL’s Summer Series with a record of 4-2 and then advanced to the title game. They fell short to the Edmonton Stingers in the final.

RELATED: Fraser Valley Bandits reflect on 2020 turnaround

Bandits fans online were disappointed that there was no representation from the team, which finished last in the league at 4-16 in 2019.

The club finished first in point differential, second in total points, second in steals, second in assists, and third in points allowed per game.

Bandits vice president Dylan Kular said he was elated with his team’s performance in the Summer Series and felt that head coach and general manager Kyle Julius should have been nominated in the coach category.

“Head coach Kyle Julius is one of the top basketball minds in this country,” he said in an email. “To have no player nominations for individual CEBL awards, to lead the team to top three in a number of team statistical categories, to lead the team to the most improved turnaround in league history, and to lead the team to the CEBL championship game, altogether, in my eyes head coach Kyle Julius and the entire coaching staff are worthy of recognition. For that we are looking forward to 2021 and continue building towards a championship with this coaching staff.”

For more details on the awards, visit cebl.ca.

basketball

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Chilliwack’s Gary Robbins maps out epic trail across eight mountains

Robbins spent nearly 40 hours covering 110 miles and over 10,000 metres of elevation gain

Driver in fatal crash near Hope pleads guilty in death of female passenger

Anthony Cortez scheduled to be sentenced for death following crime spree in 2017

PHOTOS: From corn kernels comes an Agassiz king

Nathan Hertgers is the 2020 Corn King

Rivers could rise rapidly as heavy rains hit Lower Mainland

Larger rivers to reach peak levels on Thursday or into Friday, according to high streamflow advisory

Missing Chilliwack man not seen for eight days

Bruce James Madill last known location was on Paula Crescent on Sept. 16

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in the Lower Mainland

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

Pandemic derails CP Holiday Train

Canadian Pacific will work to get donations to food banks while also producing an online music concert

Vanderhoof’s Brian Frenkel takes on top job in tough times

We can get through this, new local government leader says

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Mounties cleared by watchdog in fatal shooting of man with schizophrenia in Maple Ridge

Kyaw Din was killed by the RCMP during a mental health incident in August 2019

Local councils important, Horgan says as municipal conference ends

B.C. NDP leader says ‘speed dating’ vital, online or in person

Penticton woman sentenced to one year in prison for manslaughter of teen boyfriend

Kiera Bourque, 24, was sentenced for manslaughter in the 2017 death of Penticton’s Devon Blackmore

Increased border enforcement curbs cross-line parties at Peace Arch State Park

Gatherings between U.S. and Canadian citizens ‘a daily carnival’ – resident

Most Read