Left Coast Recruiting broke down the 3A state tournament. Now it’s time to break down the 4A state tournament players to watch. Unfortunately LCR hasn’t seen half of the teams that are in the 4A field out east. So we got a little help from someone out east of the mountains to contribute helping us with Central Valley, Richland, and Newport.
2013 Zach LaVine – The UCLA bound guard is the best player in the state of Washington. LaVine is a scoring machine and when he is on, LaVine is fun to watch. The 6’4 guard knows how to break down his opponent to create a shot and isn’t scared to shoot from anywhere on the court. LaVine is known for getting into the passing lanes, steal the ball, and finish with a monster dunk. Win or lose, you are guaranteed to see a couple of highlight reels from LaVine.
2013 Perrion Callandret – Callandret will be playing his college ball at the University of Idaho next year. Callandret has been putting up huge numbers all year along with LaVine. Callandret has the ability to put the ball on the ground and get to the rim. The future Vandal is also capable of lighting it up from behind the arc.
2014 Josh Martin – Martin has a motor like former Husky Jon Brockman. Martin is very athletic and can throw down some monster dunks. Martin rebounds well and is improving on his post game. The 6’6 forward displays a nice face up game. Martin’s recruiting should pick up here real soon. Gonzaga, Washington, and many other schools have shown interest in Martin.
2013 Austin Rehkow -6’3 shooting guard who kicked a 67 yard field goal during the football season, has committed to play foot ball at Idaho. He has a similar range on the basketball court. Rehkow is the team leader and can light it up all the way to up the NBA three point line. Rehkow is best at coming off deep screens.
2014 Adam Chamberlain – Chamberlain stands at 6’0 and is very quick with the ball. Chamberlain scores most of his points by penetrating to the rim. Physical on the defensive side, Chamberlain plays defense with intensity. One of the best point guards out east of the mountains, Chamberlain is a smart player who will attract some offers down the road.
2014 Beau Byus – 6’6 forward Byus plays almost his entire offensive game around the rim where he’s a skilled scorer and aggressive offensive rebounder. He can handle the ball when necessary and provides good interior defense. Likely a lower-level college player.
2014 Nate Streufert – 6’7 Streufert – a second team all-conference player as a sophomore and unanimous first-team selection as a junior – is the Bombers’ on-court leader. He showed his athleticism in a 29-point trouncing of Stadium, throwing down a two-handed dunk and swatting a break-away layup attempt into the stands. Streufert averaged over 16 ppg during the season. He can get to the rim; shoot the three, and scoops up a lot of offensive rebounds. A potential D-1 player, he has interest from schools such as Portland.
2014 Payton Radliff – Fans will love watching 5’10 Payton Radliff — who is a bit of a poor man’s Isaiah Thomas. Radliff has probably the quickest jump shot you will see in the Dome, elevating over bigger opponents to hit both threes and deep twos. He’s also incredibly fast in the front court, slashing to the rim for at least a couple of open layups per game. Radliff — another Mid-Columbia Conference first-teamer — averaged 15 ppg and has collected 70+ steals on the season. A couple of D1 schools have inquired about Payton; he’s one that will likely be much higher on a lot of lists after this weekend.
2016 Steven Beo – 6’2 Beo arrived to Richland this fall and was an immediate starter. He showed his brilliant potential with 28 points in a critical mid-season, overtime win in Walla Walla, and has scored in double-digits in almost every game since, including a 13 point, 7 rebound performance against Stadium last week. During league play and the playoffs, Steven, who is a deadly three-point shooter and adept penetrator, has averaged over 10 ppg as part of a balanced Richland scoring attack. He’s one of the best few freshmen in the state of Washington, and a future Division I player.
2016 Jason Crandall – 5’10 Crandall — who moved into a permanent varsity role in early January — is a heady point-guard with solid fundamentals. His smothering defense and ability to run the team have earned him significant varsity minutes down the stretch, including three starts midseason. He had a season high of 14 points versus Kennewick and his assist to turnover ratio is just over 4. Jason is athletic and quick but looks like a freshman physically; how much he fills out will be factor in where he lands down the line
2014 Jason Todd – Todd is an all around player who can play in the paint and on the wing at 6’5. Todd has really worked on his perimeter skills throughout the year and is very reliable with the ball in his hands. Todd has received interest from numerous of D1 schools. Todd has been consistent all year long and is the heart and soul of the Jackson team.
2014 Dan Kingma – 6’0 Kingma is brother of former Jackson stand out, Brett Kingma. Like his brother, Dan is sharpshooter from beyond the arc and can handle the rock as well.
2013 Tucker Haymond – Western Michigan commit Tucker Haymond is one of the team leaders for Garfield. Haymond leaves his heart out on the court and is going to give you all he has. Haymond can put the ball on the ground, defend, and board.
2013 Tre’Vaunte Williams – Williams has had a huge year for Garfield and has been great down the stretch of the season. Last game, Williams scored a season high 35 points. Williams is very active in the paint and very skilled.
2016 Jashaun Agosto – Agosto is another freshman who will be a superstar down the road. Agosto is around 5’7 but the kid can play. When Agosto gets in the game, you can see the potential he has. Garfield will be relying on Agosto in the near future. Agosto brings intensity right off the bench and is very active while in the game.
2013 Dominic Robinson – Robinson has been huge for Curtis all year long. The 5’7 guard has a huge heart and is lights out from behind the arc. Robinson is capable of hitting the mid-range jump shot as well. Although Robinson is the little guy on the court, he leads the Vikings in scoring.
2013 Isom Brown - Brown has came a long ways since his days at Clover Park. Now more coordinate in the paint, Brown has filled in at 6’6. Brown knows his roll in the paint and can board as well. Brown doest most is damage on the defensive side of the ball.
2013 Andre Lewis- Lewis does a bit of everything for the vikings standing at 6’3. Lewis is active around the boards, scores, and gets his temmates involved. Although Robinson is the leading scorer for the Vikings, Lewis might be the key player.
2013 Isaac Dotson- 6’3 Dotson has signed to play quarterback for WSU in the fall. He’s a high school version of a power-forward with an imposing physique and athleticism that’s hard to match. Mostly an inside scorer who will have his way at times in the paint, he looks like a football player on the court.
2014 Will Ferris – Ferris has a smooth presence on the floor standing at 6’3– moving fluidly to get open shots on the perimeter. He has a nice stroke and is a dangerous scoring threat. He can also get to the basket when teams overplay him on the perimeter
2015 Calvin Throckmorton – 6’6 Throckmorton is the closest thing to “huge” that we will probably see in the 4A tourney. He’s a true low-post player with solid basketball fundamental and nice touch in the paint. He moves well for a big man, allowing Newport to play aggressive defense all over the floor. Lots of potential. A true force for a sophomore. If he grows a few more inches, he’s a genuine D-1 prospect at the 4 position.
2013 Terry Dawn – Dawn is a 6’5 wing who can put up points Dawn scored 29 points in the game against Bellarmine to advance to state. Dawn has a nice jump shot for his size and can take the ball to the rack.
Tags: Adam Chamberlain Austin Rehkow Beau Byus Dan Kingma Dominic Robinson Feature Jashaun Agosto Jason Crandall Jason Todd Josh Martin Nate Streufert Payton Radliff Perrion Callandret Steven Beo Terry Dawn TreVaunte Williams Tucker Haymond Zach Lavine