M.E.I. Basketball - Ed Suderman - 1961 - 1963

March 1971, The Rebounder - 5th page
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  1. M E I, 1963 - undefeated in 26 games. A well-balanced, self-disciplined,high scoring team. Terrifically poised under pressure. Great shooting 5. Strong at every position. Fine guard in Falk. Good rebounding in Suderman and Heidebrecht. Fundamentally strong. Were clearly the class of the tournament that year. Jake Braun's first championship team.      
  2. Lester Pearson, 1956 - best collection of players ever assembled on one team. Great potential possibly hindered by lack of team unity. Combination of the 1955 B.C. Champions (Trapp Tech), a very tall team, with some of the best guards in the province from Duke of Connaught. Had four first team all stars: George Grazier 1955, Don Krego and Ken Winslade 1956, and Dave McDonald 1957. A most entertaining team featuring good height, fast guard-s. Could start a team averaging 6'4". Probably had more depth than any other championship team. Lost only once to a B.C. team that year. Very effective press and zone defence. Quick guards and two 6' 6" rebounders. Coached by Rudy Wiley.

  3. Victoria, 1959 - A "perfect" Porky Andrews team. Best drilled team in tournament history. Precision, controlled offence at its best. Fundamentally sound. Only team to ever place three players on the first all star team in one year. Strong on defence. Great guards in Dave Black and Tom Wyatt. Outstanding centre in Darrell Lorimer and fine forwards in Dave Nelson and Barry Sadler. Depth was questionable. Good scoring balance. Very poised under pressure.

  4. Oak Bay, 1965 - Lost only once all year and was clearly the dominant team of the tournament that year. Half-court press at its best. Explosive team featuring fine fundamentals and strong defence. Well drilled and poised. Great one-two combination with Bob Burrows and Brian McKenzie. Not a strongly balanced team in scoring. Brian Craig and Tom Child were solid performers and Barry Turner performed well at guard. The first of Gary Taylor's many strong contending teams.

  5. Vancouver College, 1957 - finest College team ever. Had everything: height, speed, balanced scoring and depth. A young team. Two of the starters in Grade 10, one in Grade 11. Made few mistakes. Forwards Bob Lasko, Paul Seale and Tony Whittey all around 200 pounds and very mobile. Quick guards in Leo Petty and John Oster. Coached by Ken Wright.

  6. Duke of Connaught, 1951 - strongest of all the Connaught teams. Defeated Raymond, Alberta for B.C.-Alberta high school championships and upset Everett, who were ranked No. 1 in the State of Washington. Strong rebounding centre with Ernie Nyhang, quick clever forwards in Jack Lewko and Ray Jolin, and outstanding guard play from Bill Clark and the imcomparable Paul Buday. Strong defence and good depth. Another Ken Wright team.

  7. Lord Byng, 1958 - Bill Norton's finest team which was characterized by its height. Great rebounding strength. Front line of Colin Black 6'6", Keith Hartley 6'5'' and Ed Gushue 6'3" was formidable. Often Dave Osborne 6'3" would start at guard. Lack some mobility because of size. Day Way 6'4" was also on team. Great depth. Hartley, Gushue, Way and Osborne all went on to be star performers at U.B.C.
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