The 2014 class in the Evergreen State has a chance to be something special. The quality of D1 talent is deep in the class. Many players have offers and interest from D1 colleges locally and nationally. Left Coast Recruiting watched this special group play all summer to evaluate their talent .
Many of the players played well against the talent across the nation. Here is a rundown of players to watch out for.
Shaqquan Aaron (Rainier Beach High School)- Aaron is a 5 star transfer from California and possibly the best prospect in the state regardless of class since his arrival. The 6’8 SF can do pretty much everything a guard can do with the ball. Aaron can handle the rock, get to the rim with ease, and use his long arms on defense. Rainier Beach will be hard to beat with their all star roster.
Offers: Louisville, Kansas, UNLV, Syracuse, Uconn, San Diego State, St John’s, Georgetown, and all 12 schools in the Pac-12
Donaven Dorsey (Timberline High School) At 6’6 Dorsey can play the 1-3 spot. If Dorsey plays up to his potential, he could possibly end up being the best player in the state. Dorsey has all the tools to take his game to the elite level. Timberline isn’t known for a basketball team. Dorsey is out to make a statement this year.
Offers: Gonzaga, Oregon State, Washington State, and Portland State
Josh Martin (Bothell High School)– Martin is one of the most athletic prospects in the west coast. The 6’6 forward can jump out the gym. What Martin brings to the table is a blue collar worker mentality. You won’t see Martin take a day off. You don’t want to take your eyes off Martin at anytime in the game. You might possible miss a Sports Center top 10 play. Martin needs to work on his overall offensive game but the talent is there to be something special.
Interest: Washington (Offer), Washington State, Utah, Gonzaga (Offer)
Ahmaad Rorie (Lincoln High School) – The 6’0 guard has the heart of champion. Rorie is score first guard who can put up points in a hurry. Rorie can score in multiple ways. Nothing really fazes Rorie on the court and has a cold blooded approach to the game.
Tramaine Isabell (Lakeside High School)– Isabell is a 6’1 point guard whose game is ahead of his age. The poised guard can break down his opponent, shoot, and get his teammates involved. Isabell is a smart player on the court and is expected to have a breakout season at Lakeside.
Interest: Washington, UC Irvine, Oregon State, Washington State, Boise State, California, and Portland State
Deeshawn Tucker (Federal Way High School) – Tucker is a 6’0 guard who has the speed and court vision of an elite point guard. Tucker needs to work on his shot to be more of an offensive threat but the Federal Way guard can get to the rim with ease by breaking down his opponent.
Offers: San Francisco, Portland, Oregon State (Interest)
Adrian Davis (Federal Way High School) – Davis is a scoring guard who at times takes plays off but there is no question the talent is there. Davis is athletic and has a nice body for his size. Davis has worked on his overall game over the summer and is looking better than last year.
Interest: Oregon State, Seattle U, Boise State, Washington, California, Gonzaga, and USC
Brayon Blake (Federal Way High School) – Blake came on the scene last year playing for Federal Way High School. The 6’6 forward plays with his back to the basket and displays a nice tough around the basket. One of the best big men in the state, expect Blake to pick up some offers this season.
Interest: Oregon State, Washington, Seattle U, California, and Montana State
David Crisp (Clover Park High School) – Crisp is a 6’0 guard who can shoot and get to the rim. Crisp will be without his longtime friend Ahmaad Rorie this year at Clover Park. This will give a chance for Crisp to shine and step up to become a fierce leader for his team.
Interest: Oregon State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and University of San Francisco
Jason Todd (Jackson High School) - Todd has made a name for himself the last couple of years. At 6’5, Todd can bang in the paint and transitioning into a wing player. Many colleges have been in contact with Todd as of lately. Todd has a bright future.
Naim Ladd (Rainier Beach High School) – Standing roughly around 5’8 don’t let the size fool you. Ladd can hang with the best of them. Ladd had a great second half of the season last year at Rainier Beach. Ladd uses his speed to get past opponents and to the rim. The young man also displays nice court vision.
Interest: University of Utah, Arizona, Seattle U, and Washington State
Elijah Foster (Rainier Beach High School)– Foster is a 6’7 forward built like Andrew Bynum. Foster has a chance to be the best big man in the state if he plays up to his potential. A little raw on the offensive side, Foster makes up for it on defense. When Foster reaches his peak it could be a scary site.
Interest: Washington, UCLA, UNLV, and Seattle U
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