Canada West honours Abby hoopsters

UFV sophomore guard Joel Friesen

UFV sophomore guard Joel Friesen

A trio of local basketball players were honoured by Canada West on Friday.

University of the Fraser Valley sophomore guard Joel Friesen has been named a second team all-star after a sensational sophomore campaign that saw him average 17.2 points per game during the regular season. Friesen also excelled in the playoffs, pacing the Cascades at 22.3 points per game in their three-game playoff series against the Trinity Western Spartans.

Spartans power forward Jacob Doerksen, a graduate of Rick Hansen Secondary, earned his fifth Canada West all-star nod. He was named a first teamer after a season where he averaged 21.6 points and 7.8 rebounds.

Yale Secondary grad Matt Letkeman was named rookie of the year after a promising debut with the Calgary Dinos. Letkeman averaged 7.8 points per game after starting 19 of Calgary’s 24 conference contests.