Northwest Shootout roster

The Washington team for the Les Schwab Northwest Shootout will be going after their third win in a row when they face the best of the State of Oregon's Class of 2005 at the Chiles Center on the campus of the University of Portland on Sunday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m.

The 2005 version of the Northwest Shootout roster includes a team with plenty of speed and a boat-load of shooters. And for the first time in many years, the Washington squad will not have a considerable size advantage over the team from south of the Columbia River.

This year's team will be coached by Roger Ottmar (Mountlake Terrace retired), Nalin Sood (Mountlake Terrace), Bill Bakamus (Mark Morris) and Vic Wollffis (Lynden Christian).

The roster includes:

Garrison Carr, 5-11 guard, Issaquah. The KingCo 3A MVP signed with American University in November. Carr hit at a 27ppg clip during his final season with the Eagles, his fourth year as a varsity starter for Coach Jeff Patrick. Garrison played his summer ball as a member of the Seattle Rotary Select squad. As a sophomore Carr's Issy squad was the 2003 state tournament runner-up. Carr, who averaged 24.3ppg as a junior, finished his high-school career with 2,012 points. He was a Tacoma News Tribune first-team All-State pick and a Seattle Times second-team All-State selection.

Hawkins Gebbers, 6-1 guard, Brewster. The Caribou Trail League MVP, another in a long line of Gebbers to dawn the red and white of BHS, averaged 23.5ppg for the Class 1A runner-up Bears. As a sophomore and junior he was a key member of back-to-back state championship teams for Coach Tim Taylor. Hawkins led the 2005 Class 1A state tourney in scoring with 26.2ppg, including an off-the-chart outing of 41 points versus Toledo in the tournament quarterfinals. The talented multi-sport star was a first-team all-league receiver last fall and was a first-team all-state infielder as a junior. And for good measure, he runs cross-country as well.

Mitch Johnson, 6-3 guard, O'Dea. Mitch inked his name to a National Letter of Intent to play his college ball with the Stanford Cardinal during the early singing period. Mitch led the Fighting Irish to back-to-back Class 3A state championships. As a member of Friends of Hoop, Johnson also garnered a title at the prestigious Nike Main Event last summer in Las Vegas. Mitch averaged 18.3 points per game during his senior season, his third year as a starter for Coach Phil Lumpkin and was named to the All-Metro League first team as well as being both a Tacoma News Tribune and Seattle Times first-team All-State pick. Johnson scored over 1,700 points during his prep career, averaging 14.2ppg as a sophomore and 18.6 per game as a junior.

Desmond Martin, 6-4 wing, Foss. Another Friends of Hoop summer standout, Martin played just about every spot from the one through five for the Coach Scott Sonntag's Falcons. "Des" averaged 16 points as well as an impressive five dimes during his senior campaign. Martin was also an All-Narrows League first-team selection as well as being named to the Tacoma News Tribune's All-Area squad. Desmond has some serious hops, he won the slam dunk contest at Anotherlevel Summer Classic last summer in Bremerton.

Brandon Moore, 6-8 post, Bethel. Big Brandon will be heading to Cheney to play his college ball for Coach Mike Burns and the Eastern Washington Eagles. Another Rotary Select player, Moore was named the Tacoma News Tribune's All-Area Player-of-the-Year as well as the SPSL South MVP and led the 28-2 Braves to the Class 4A state championship. Not a bad resume. A three-year starter, Brandon averaged a double-double with 14 points and 11 boards in 2005 for the balanced Braves of Coach Pat Mullen. His twin sister, Jocelyn, played for the 23-4 Bethel girls basketball team.

Conor Mullen, 6-6 forward, O'Dea. A first-team All-Metro League pick as well as a starter on back-to-back state champs, Mullen will be heading to the East Coast to play his college ball for Cornell University. Conor scored at an impressive 17.3 points-per-game pace as a senior, his third year starting for the Irish. Mullen, one of those high GPA kinda guys, averaged 15.2 points per contest as a junior; 12.7 as a sophomore. Conor also was a member of the Rotary Select squad during the off-season. He was a Seattle Times second-team All-State selection.

Jordan Sutton, 6-0 point guard, Bethel. Sutton got a championship ring as the Braves won the 2005 Class 4A state title. He was the SPSL South MVP as a junior in 2004, made first-team All-SPSL South as a senior and was a Tacoma News Tribune all-area second team member in 2005. Sutton, who averaged 11.7ppg, was a three-year starter for the Braves. The court-savy Sutton was a Rotary Select member during the summer. Jordan has not yet made a decision on his college plans.

Artem Wallace, 6-8 post, Toledo. The future Washington Husky averaged a double-double with 24 points and 13 boards per contest for the Indians. Artem was the Southwest Washington 1A League's MVP and was named as the Seattle Times' Class 1A Player-of-the-Year for 2005. Wallace also garnered Tacoma News Tribune second-team All-State honors in 2005. Artem opened eyes when he led the Class 1A state tournament in rebounding as a freshman and was a four-year starter for Coach Scott Merzoian. Wallace averaged 25ppg with13.8 rebounds during the 2005 state tourney as 22-4 Toledo picked up seventh place. Artem played his select ball with the Portland Panthers.

Terrence Williams, 6-6 point guard, Rainier Beach. The future Louisville Cardinal averaged 21.7 points with 9 boards and 8 assists for the Class 3A sixth place Vikings. T-Wub was a member of two state championship squads for Coach Mike Bethea during his freshman and sophomore seasons and a runner-up as a junior. Another Rotary Select player, he was named to the Seattle Times Star Times squad and Times first-team All-State squad as well as being a first-team All-Metro League pick. Terrence put more than 1,100 points in the basket for the always-strong and balanced Vikings during his prep career.

Josh Wilson, 6-2 shooting guard, Mark Morris. A four year varsity player for Coach Bill Bakamus as well as a three-year starter, Wilson is heading to Northern Arizona University to play his college ball. Wilson led the 2005 Monarchs to the Class 3A championship game and a second place finish at state where he averaged 18.2ppg during his four-days playing in the T-Dome. He was named as the Greater St Helens League Player-of-the-Year and a second-team All-State pick by the Tacoma news Tribune. Josh had a big time performance in Las Vegas last summer with Emerald City Chaffey and was named to the Reebok Big Time All-Tournament team.

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