Scout.com recently released their new 2014 rankings for the nation and Washington was without a single player. This is partly because Scout hasn’t seen these recruits yet and they won’t rank a player without watching them, which I respect.
Left Coast Recruiting HAS seen most of the talent from the 2014 class and decided to rank the players in Washington specifically from this class. And if Scout.com reads this, they know who we think they should go see.
TOP 8 2014 Players in the State of Washington:
8. David Crisp, SG, Clover Park
Crisp came out to prove a point this year. He will be the first to admit he didn’t have the best summer on the AAU circuit as he wanted to. A guard who can put up numbers in a hurry, Crisp shares the same back court as 2014, Ahmaad Rorie in High School and on the AAU circuit. Crisp has interest from many Pac-12 schools.
7. Brayon Blake, PF, Federal Way
The potential is there, the ability is there, he just needs to remain consistent night after night in putting up numbers.
6. Adrian Davis, SG, Mt. Rainier
Davis has the ability to be the top player on this list. He is a very athletic guard with the ability to take-over games. He also is learning to play consistent night in and night out.
5. Donovan Dorsey, SG, Timberline
Dorsey has all the tools to be a top 25 player in the nation. The question will be does Dorsey have the heart? The 6’5 guard came on the scene during the summer and has been putting up good numbers this year. When it’s all said and done, don’t be surprised to see Dorsey getting national attention from all over. Coach Lorenzo Romar has been keeping tabs on Dorsey.
4. Ahmaad Rorie, SG, Clover Park
Rorie has a killer instinct on the court that most kids don’t have at his age. You talk about a guard who can score in different ways, Rorie is one of them. Rorie can shoot and has stepped up on defense this year. Many schools from the Pac-12 are recruiting the young man.
3. Deeshawn Tucker, PG, Federal Way
Tucker has the most composure of any point guard in this state. He runs the offense smoothly, can lockdown on defense, and can make tough shots. He also has a shot to be the number 1 on this list if he continues to develop. He has interest from the entire Pac-12.
2. Tramaine Isabell, PG, Lakeside,
Very fast and knows how to draw contact and finish. He has great on court awareness and impressive passes in the lane. Opposing coach’s game-plan around him and his ability to score. He needs to work on his jumper especially from outside but the way he accelerates and gets to the rim has him already desired by many colleges. He holds an offer from UC Irvine.
1. Josh Martin, PF, Seattle Prep
The most powerful dunker in the state. He has an impressive ability to get to the rim and power it home. He has great foot work, can accelerate and explode. There is a lot to be desired in a player with his ability and potential. He holds an offer from Washington.