I looked at the 4A and 3A boys state tournament brackets for a few minutes and, without breaking down the matchups, I made predictions.
Last year, I tried to analyze all of the teams and my bracket was a mess. I didn’t do well at all. So, I changed my approach this year. I made my picks purely on best guess — first glance.
Since the start of the season, I’ve been excited about the potential of Bothell guards Zach LaVine and Perrion Callandret in winner-advances scenarios. So I picked a quarterfinal upset.
I like the explosiveness of Mount Rainier sophomore Adrian Davis. So, another potential upset.
I think another game between Rainier Beach and Seattle Prep would be great for basketball in the state — even though it would be even better if a game like that were played at, say, KeyArena.
But that’s another story entirely.
I had fun with these predictions. Most people will disagree with me. But this year, in many ways, I disagree with myself. All of the teams still alive are championship contenders.
Both tournaments are wide open, so expect a wild finish.
4A Boys Draw Prediction http://www.scribd.com/embeds/82975274/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-fwla500rsrt7dct6hy2″ data-auto-height=”true” data-aspect-ratio=”0.75″ scrolling=”no” id=”doc_68999″ width=”100%” height=”600″ frameborder=”0″][/do]
3A Boys Bracket Predictions http://www.scribd.com/embeds/82976337/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-m4t8t7kuy1sgl046y46″ data-auto-height=”true” data-aspect-ratio=”0.75″ scrolling=”no” id=”doc_36958″ width=”100%” height=”600″ frameborder=”0″][/do]