Holt Named WA Player of the Year

Justin Holt, a senior at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, was named the Seattle Times Washington State Player of the Year.

He was joined on the first team by future teammate Kevin Field. Both Field and Holt will play basketball at Oregon State next year.

Holt, a 6'6" forward, averaged 22.4 points per game, 9.9 rebounds per game, and 3.3 steals per game while leading Lincoln High School to its second straight state title. Holt was also named tournament MVP of the WIAA State Tournament. Field, a 6'10" center from Wilson high school in Tacoma, averaged 18.3 points per game.

Both players will represent Washington in this year's Northwest Shootout, the annual all-star game between Oregon and Washington high school seniors. The game takes place Saturday at the Chiles Center at the University of Portland.

Brandon Roy of Garfield, Sean Mallon of Ferris, and Nate Robinson of Rainer Beach rounded out the Seattle Times first team squad. Roy and Robinson will attend Washington, while Mallon will stay in Spokane at Gonzaga.

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