With the 2011-12 hoops season set to tip off, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top players in Washington.
We’ve broken down the state’s top 20 players into four teams based on their talent, and included several other players who just missed the cut. Keep in mind, these selections are based on past accomplishments and projected on-court performance in addition to recruit rankings.
For a list of the top senior basketball recruits in Washington, click here.
Washington All-State Basketball
G: Anrio Adams, Rainier Beach, 6-3/175, Senior
Rated the No. 1 senior prospect in Washington by ESPNU.
G: Zach LaVine, Bothell, 6-2/155, Junior
Our cover boy averaged 25.9 points per game last winter.
G: Sekou Wiggs, O’Dea, 6-2/175, Senior
Athletically gifted guard earned first team All-Metro honors last year.
F: Mitch Brewe, Seattle Prep, 6-8/240, Senior
Arguably the state’s most feared scoring threat in the low post.
C: Zach Banner, Lakes, 6-9/330, Senior
Our September cover for football led the Lancers to 3A crown last winter.
G: Jordan Chatman, Union, 6-4/190, Senior
BYU commit is a smooth outside shooter and hard-nosed defender.
G: D.J. Fenner, Seattle Prep, 6-5/195, Junior
Played last season for national power Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.).
G: Tucker Haymond, Garfield, 6-5/190, Junior
Should emerge as the Bulldogs’ leading scorer this season.
F: Mitch Penner, Kennedy, 6-5/195, Senior
Seamount League MVP can score buckets in bunches.
C: Caleb Dressler, Evergreen, 6-10/230, Senior
Big lefty is fundamentally sound and is a beast on the boards.
G: Arell Hennings, Franklin, 5-9/155, Junior
Hennings is a big-time scorer despite his size.
G: Will Parker, Skyline, 5-11/160, Senior
Speedy guard was an All-KingCo 4A first team selection.
G: David Trimble, Davis, 6-2/180, Senior
Bounced back from an injury to post 15 points and seven dimes a game.
G: Michael Washington Jr., Oak Harbor, 6-3/190, Senior
Princeton-bound SG netted 18.2 points a contest last winter.
C: Darian Nelson-Henry, Lake Washington, 6-10/265, Senior
True center will play at Penn next season.
G: Adrian Davis, Mt. Rainier, 6-4/180, Sophomore
In his first year of HS ball, Davis elevated the Rams to a SPSL contender.
G: Jalen Ward, O’Dea, 5-9/170, Senior
Lefty point guard is particularly dangerous pulling up in transition.
F: Brett Boese, Shadle Park, 6-7/205, Senior
Washington State commit is one of the area’s elite sharpshooters.
F: Tre’shaun Lexing, Lincoln, 6-6/180, Sophomore
Scored nearly 18 points a game and already has an offer from Gonzaga.
F: Lucas Shannon, Skyline, 6-7/210, Senior
His scoring was a big reason Skyline won 14 games last season.
Other top players
Malik Barnes, Ingraham, G, Sr.
Brett Bailey, University, G, Jr.
Chris Bell, Bainbridge, G, Sr.
Patrick Ball, Franklin, G/F, Jr.
Seth Berger, Ballard, G/F, Jr.
Junior Chibuogwu, Shorecrest, F, Sr.
David Crisp, Clover Park, G, So.
Marquis Davis, Rainier Beach, G, Jr.
Will Dorsey, Rainier Beach, G, Sr.
Ty Egbert, Lake Roosevelt, F, Sr.
A.J. Edwards, Roosevelt, F, Sr.
Nate Guy, Lakes, F, Sr.
Jason Harrington, Redmond, F, Sr.
Andrew Hawkins, Franklin, G/F, Sr.
Tremaine Isabelle, Lakeside, G, So.
Darius Johnson-Wilson, Curtis, F, Sr.
Jacob Lampkin, O’Dea, F, So.
Davonte Luckett, Davis, F/C, Sr.
Josh Martin, Seattle Prep, F, Sr.
Matt Mendenhall, Southridge, G, Sr.
Brian Miller, Mercer Island, F, Sr.
Rahmel Moton, River Ridge, G, Sr.
Tanner Nelson, Union, G/F, Sr.
Latrey Newsome, West Seattle, F, Jr.
Justin Pedley, Kamiakin, F, Sr.
Nick Price, Issaquah, G/F, Sr.
Ahmad Rorie, Clover Park, G, So.
Cody Russell, Franklin, G, Sr.
Ryan Shannon, Mountlake Terrace, F, Sr.
Matt Staudacher, Lake Washington, G, Sr.
Jawan Stepney, Kentridge, G, So.
Jason Todd, Jackson, G/F, So.
Dezmyn Trent, Foss, F/G, Jr.
DeShawn Tucker, Federal Way, G/F, Jr.
Jake Vandenbrink, Bellevue Christian, F/C, Jr.
Cole Walton, Bellevue, F/C, Sr.
TreVaunte Williams, Foster, F, Jr.
David Auguste is an associate editor for ESPNHS and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @ESPNHSAuguste or email him at David.Auguste@espn.com.