After leading the Rick Hansen Hurricanes to the 3A provincial basketball title in March, Josh and Aman Dhillon have accepted a new challenge – bring a PacWest title to the Douglas College Royals.
The pair of Grade 12 students have agreed to join the Royals this fall, and will be attending the New Westminster post-secondary school.
Josh scored 30 points and six rebounds in the Hurricanes’ provincial title win over South Kamloops, and was named the most valuable player of the tournament. Aman scored nine points and five rebounds in the title game, and was named a second team all-star at the tournament.
The Dhillons were also part of the Hansen basketball team that won bronze in 2016, which at the time was the school’s first medal in school history.
Following the title victory, Josh told the Abbotsford News that he may not continue playing basketball because of his dreams in the karate world. He’s a four-time national champion in his division, and spoke of his desire to compete in the sport at the Olympics. Karate will be contested at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo for the very first time.
However, he will suit up for the Royals starting this September.
The Royals finished the PacWest regular season in fourth place with a record of 10 wins and eight losses, and then earned a provincial bronze medal at the PacWest basketball championships.
The PacWest regular season is expected to tip off in late October or early November.