Our annual Star Times’ boys basketball teams ran in Monday’s paper, but I wanted to do a second team, third team and honorable mention list to go with that first team, which consisted of five players and a coach. Reminder: This is an all-area team, not an all-state team. As always, some really tough calls this year.
- G – Perrion Callandret, Sr., Bothell…Callandret is one of the area’s most explosive players, both in terms of his jumping ability and his quickness. He averages 17.5 points and had a five-game stretch where he scored 26 or more points four times. He will play at Idaho next season.
- G – Patrick Ball, Sr., Franklin…Ball has carried Franklin all season, including scoring 25 points in leading the Quakers back from an eight-point halftime deficit against No. 5 Stanwood on Saturday. Ball averages 17.9 points and has scored more than 20 points 11 times, including a season high of 35.
- G – Tramaine Isabell, Jr., Lakeside…Not many players have played as well as Isabell down the stretch this season. Since scoring just seven points against Rainier Beach on Jan. 14, Isabell is averaging 21.5 points over a 13-game span. His team is 12-1 in that stretch. Isabell is averaging 18.7 points this season and can also be disruptive with his hands on defense.
- G/F – Seth Berger, Sr., Ballard…Berger averaged 15.7 points this season for Ballard. A 6-foot-7 hybrid guard and forward, Berger scored at least 19 points in four of his last five games. He is also one of the most versatile players in area, able to post up or knock down three-pointers. He will play at UMass next season.
- C – Josh Hawkinson, Sr., Shorewood…Hawkinson was one of the best big man in the area this season. He averaged 20.5 points, scored in double figures all but one game and scored more than 30 points four times. He also was disruptive inside by blocking shots. He will play at Washington State next year.
- Coach – Ed Haskins, Garfield…Haskins’ team lost the first game of the season by a point to Beamer. The Bulldogs haven’t lost since. Garfield made it through a tough KingCo 4A schedule unscathed (three of the final eight teams in 4A are from KingCo). The Bulldogs are one of the favorites to win the Class 4A state title this season.
- G – Trent Riley, Sr., Mount Si…Riley averaged more than 20 points per game this season. He scored a season-high 29 against Sammamish and kept Mount Si in a lot of games with his ability to score from anywhere on the court. He will play football next year at UNLV.
- G – Marquis Davis, Sr., Rainier Beach…Davis’ stats are good but not spectacular: He averages more than 13 points per game for Rainier Beach, the state’s No. 2 ranked team in Class 3A. But Davis is one of the state’s best defenders, and he would score much more if he weren’t on such a deep and talented team. He was a first-team Metro League pick by the coaches.
- F – Coleman Wooten, Jr., Tahoma…Wooten was named the SPSL 4A North’s MVP this season after averaging 18.8 points this season. He scored a season-high 35 against Kentridge and scored less than 10 points only once.
- F – Trevaunte’ Williams, Sr., Garfield…Williams averaged 16 points for Garfield this season and saved his best games for Garfield’s biggest games. He scored a season-high 35 on Saturday, when South Kitsap pushed No. 1 Garfield to overtime. He scored 27 in a two-point win against Franklin and had 23 in the first meeting with Bothell. At only 6-foot-5, he’s one of the most skilled big men near the basket.
- C – Joe Rasmussen, Sr., center, Mercer Island…Rasmussen was named the KingCo 3A MVP and the league’s defensive player of the year. He averaged 15.3 points for Mercer Island while also leading the Islanders in rebounds and blocked shots. He will play at SPU next season.
- Coach – Steve Johnson, Jackson…Johnson’s team is the only undefeated team left this season. The Timberwolves have won games in just about every fashion – by getting in offensive shootouts in some games and by grinding out wins in others. Johnson’s team, which is ranked No. 2 in Class 4A, will compete for a state title this week.
You could make a case for any of these guys to be on either of the above lists:
Caleb Taylor, King’s…Imaan Vicente, Kamiak…Daryon James, Jefferson…Matt Welch, Blanchet…Derek Brown, Auburn Riverside…Jonathan Patterson, Renton…Brayon Blake, Federal Way…Terry Dawn, Arlington…Zach Taylor, Cedarcrest…Josh Martin, Bothell…Zach Pederson, Glacier Peak…Caden Rowland, Mount Rainier…Marquis Armstead, Mountlake Terrace