Langley's Aislinn Konig is set to play for Canada in Chile at the FIBA Americas U18 championships. The event runs July 13 to 17.

Langley’s Konig set to play for Canada

Basketball standout Aislinn Konig makes final cut for Canada Basketball's U18 team which will compete in Chile

Aislinn Konig is wearing the red and white for Canada.

The 18-year-old from Langley has made the final roster for Canada’s U18 women’s national basketball team.

“It is always an honour to represent your country. Having Canada printed across your chest is a very special feeling,” Konig said.

“I am excited to play with this teams of talented players and coaches and I hope we can make Canada proud.”

“The selection process was competitive again this year,” said Denise Dignard, the director of women’s high performance for Canada Basketball.

“We look forward to seeing these athletes grow in the international context against the top athletes from other nations in our zone.”

Konig, a five-foot-nine point guard, is the most decorated high school basketball player to come out of B.C.

She graduated from Brookswood Secondary this past year after helping the Bobcats win three consecutive B.C. 3A senior girls provincial titles, earning most valuable player honours each time — the first player in the history of the tournament to do so.

Konig is also attending North Carolina State on scholarship where she will play for the Wolfpack.

The team finishes training camp on July 8 and they then departs for Valdiva, Chile and the FIBA Americas U18 women’s championships. They run July 13 to 17.

Canada is currently ranked fourth in the FIBA youth girls rankings.

 

Just Posted

Developers to unveil plan to transform Aldergrove mall into new town centre

Community to find out new Aldergrove Town Centre plan for dormant 10-acre lot in heart of downtown.

Tardi and team playoff bound in junior curling worlds tonight

Friday night Team Canada’s men’s team faces off against Norway, hoping to secure a spot in the finals

Injured nurse back in the saddle after horse riding accident

Keya Milaire has been recovering from an accident that occurred on May 24.

Langley’s Hong takes silver in Winter Games vault

The Langley athlete completed a tricky move in competition to clinch the podium.

Former Cloverdale church elder will be tried in Supreme Court on sexual assault charges

Preliminary inquiry for Brian Batke case set for February 2020

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Man sentenced to 7 years for smuggling drugs and shooting at border guards in Sumas

Nathan Hall was arrested in Abbotsford in 2013 after day-long manhunt

No treatment for highly infectious measles, says doctor

10 cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver as of Friday

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Most Read