In-State Hoops Watch List

There is no question that the state of Washington has produced many college and NBA players. Most players have come from the Seattle/Tacoma area. The 2011 boys' high school class featured Tony Wroten Jr, Brett Kingma, Gary Bell, and DaVonte Lacy. Three of those players will attend a Pac-12 school next year.

The state is in good hands with many D1 prospects on the rise. Here is a rundown on the players in the area that should be taken seriously.

Anrio Adams (2012) - A nicely-built combo guard with broad shoulders standing at 6-foot-3, Adams is the best player in the state. He is an attack-first guard who can get to the rim at will. The crafty guard also has good court vision. The future Garfield Bulldog will have to prove his critics wrong next year after only playing five games at Franklin High School. A four star prospect, Rio has offers from all over the country. One thing Adams will have to work on is his shot selection and lateral movement on defense. Don't be surprised to see the young man reclassify for 2013.

Mitch Brewe (2012) – Brewe plays down in the post with fellow teammate Josh Martin at Seattle Prep. At 6-foot-7 forward with a motor, Brewe is a hard-nosed type of player who dives on the floor for loose balls, hustles on every play. Brewe has an inside game that could use work, but is effective at the high school level. Brewe will end up at a D1 college if he works on getting better against players taller than him.

Lavell White (2012) – The once Franklin Quaker is now a Rainier Beach Viking. White was the leading scorer for Beach this past year. A slim 6-foot-4 shooting guard with long arms, White can use his size down low to post up a player. He displays decent ball handling skills, can get to the rim off the dribble, and rebound as well. One thing for sure is that Lavell will have to hit the weight room. Being more consistent on the court can get White a scholarship possibly in the Big Sky, and maybe the Pac-12.

Sekou Wiggs (2012) - Depending on how the summer goes, Wiggs could possibly gain quite a few more scholarship offers. Wiggs, who plays for O'Dea, has a nice basketball IQ and a great feel for the game. Not too many players are as fundamentally sound as Wiggs. Sekou's game consists of a nice jump shot, solid defense, and the ability to play off the ball. It will be interesting to see how Wiggs' recruiting goes after the summer.

Daeshon Hall (2013) – Hall, a 6-foot-6 forward, is very long. Having such a wide wingspan, it's hard to penetrate into the lane against Hall down low. Hall came out of his shell during this past season at Garfield High School. Once he reaches his potential, Hall could be a quality addition to a D1 roster. If he does reach his potential, don't be surprised to see UW in the mix with Hall's recruiting.

Zach Lavine (2013) - Lavine has been compared to as a more athletic Brett Kingma. The skinny 6-foot point guard from Bothell High School has a nice jump shot. A high volume shooter, Lavine was the fifth-leading scorer in the state of Washington, averaging 25.4 points per game. With offers from a couple of Pac-12 schools, Washington being one of them, Lavine will need to work on getting bigger to play at the next level, as well as getting his teammates more involved while playing the point guard role.

David Crisp (2014) - Crisp shares the backcourt with Ahmmad Rorie at Clover Park in Lakewood, a suburb of Tacoma. Both players are on the same AAU team as well. Some are comparing this duo to Avery Bradley and Abdul Gaddy when they played at Bellarmine Prep. Crisp can do it all - he has a solid stroke from behind the arc and a nice feel for the game. Once Crisp gets in the open court, he is very quick with the ball and hard to contain. The Warriors have a great backcourt to look out for.

Adrian Davis (2014) – You don't hear many top prospects come out of Mt. Rainier High School, but Davis is the real deal. A 6-foot guard who puts pressure on opposing defenses by blowing past defenders, Davis has a nice cross-over move that gives him space to create a shot for himself. Washington Head Coach Lorenzo Romar has been out to see Davis play a couple times.

Josh Martin (2014) – The Seattle Prep forward is a young blue-collar worker. At 6-foot-6, Martin has a nice post-up game for his age. Martin has an all-around game. He's just as capable of getting off a hook shot with either hand as he is hitting a mid range jumper from the key. Josh has the skills to be a legit national prospect, the first for Seattle Prep since Spencer Hawes. Martin is currently playing for Friends of Hoop and Jim Marsh during the AAU season. That means Martin is in good hands learning the game of basketball. Drawing interest from Pac-12 schools, Martin is a young man will be talked about for years to come.

Ahmaad Rorie (2014) - A starting guard at Clover Park, Rorie helped lead his team to a 2A State Championship title. An athletic guard who can blow by his opposition off the dribble or pull up for a jump shot, the state champ has the tools to become a good player at the next level. Rorie already has a solid build for a young man. Not too many kids take the game as serious as he does at his age. There is no lack of defense or hustle when the young kid is on the court. A lot of Pac-12 schools have showed interest so far, as well as Gonzaga.


Players to watch:
Nate Guy (2012) – Guy was granted a fifth year at Lakes High School, so he will play next year for the Lancers. At 6-foot-5, Guy can handle the rock and get his shot off over defenders as a shooting guard. Being so tall and long, Guy can be disruptive on the defensive side. Guy has a chance to pick up some decent D1 offers if he has a nice summer on the AAU circuit.

Tucker Haymand (2013) – Tucker is an interesting player. A 6-foot-4 guard who likes to play the power forward spot, Haymand made some strides this year at Garfield and is a player to look out for. Tucker plays with a lot of intensity and heart on the court. In order to play the on the wing, he will need to work on handling the ball better. He also needs to work on his perimeter defense.


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