No rankings this week due to the holiday break. Thought we’d do something different this Monday and take a look at how local players are doing at the next level (and the next, next level). This is just a handful, selected randomly.
It’s basketball season, so let’s keep it on the hardwood.
– Martell Webster (Seattle Prep): We’ll start with Webster because he is supposed to make his season debut for the Wizards tonight. Webster is averaging 9.7 points per game in nine seasons after deciding to forego college for the NBA.
– Spencer Hawes (Seattle Prep): How did Seattle Prep not win a state title with Webster and Hawes on the same team? Besides wearing awesome suits, Hawes has had a very productive NBA career after one season with Washington. The current Clippers forward has averaged 9.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game as he plays in his eighth season.
– Jamal Crawford (Rainier Beach): The two-time Sixth Man of the Year and record holder for four-point plays (44) has made himself a nice NBA career after spending a partial year at Michigan.
– Nate Robinson (Rainier Beach): The three-time Slam Dunk champion, known for his high-flying abilities despite being 5 foot 9. The current Nuggets player is averaging 11.2 points per game in a successful NBA career. And hey, I heard his new chicken and waffles place in Rainier Beach is a must go-to.
– Shaqquan Aaron (Rainier Beach): Lately, it’s been debated whether Aaron tried to punch a Kentucky player this weekend (which is silly). He did sit out the first nine games of the season due to his family receiving extra housing benefits. The freshman has played sparingly in two games.
– Josh Martin (Bothell): An athletic freak of nature, Martin transferred from Minnesota after playing in just seven games. The Bothell graduate scored nine points in 38 minutes in limited time during his shortened freshman season.
– Zach LaVine (Bothell): Teammates with Martin for a season, LaVine spent one season at UCLA before being selected by the Timberwolves with the 13th pick of the NBA draft. LaVine is averaging 9.0 points and 3.9 assists per game during his rookie campaign.
– Tramaine Isabell (Garfield): Originally committed to Washington State, Isabell found a home at Missouri. Isabell plays 12.3 minutes per game and averages 4.5 points. He has highs of 25 minutes and nine points (separate games).