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

Spartans clinch first place in Pacific Division with win over UBC

It was ‘a really physical battle in a crosstown rivalry’ coach says

Volunteers keep BC Farm Museum running like a well-oiled machine

Collection, started in 1953, continues to expand beyond museum’s capacity to contain it

VIDEO: G-Men seek revenge Saturday night in rematch at Langley Events Centre

Portland’s Winterhawks downed the Vancouver Giants 5-3 during a road trip down south.

UPDATE: Abbotsford murder victim was brother of slain gang leader

Mandeep Grewal gunned down Thursday, brother Gavin killed in North Van in 2017

Children’s author shares her story with West Langley Elementary students

Gabrielle Prendergast toured Fraser Valley schools and libraries from Oct. 15-19.

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

MLA to become Nanaimo’s next mayor, could weaken NDP’s grasp on power

Leonard Krog’s win will trigger a byelection when he gives up his provincial seat

Horvat nets OT winner as Canucks beat Bruins 2-1

Young Vancouver star had spirited scrap earlier in contest

Team Canada gold medal winners for first time in world curling championship

Team Canada earned gold in Kelowna at the 2018 Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship

3 in serious condition after altercation on Granville strip: police

Patrol officers came upon the fight just after 3 a.m. on Granville Street near Helmcken Street

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Pedestrian rushed to Lower Mainland hospital after being hit by car

Friday night crash is latest in rash of collisions involving pedestrians in Surrey

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Most Read