Timberline boys basketball player Erik Stevenson, right, and Wilson's Emmitt Matthews Jr. both played on the same AAU basketball team this offseason and enter their senior seasons as two of the most recruited players in a long time from the South Sound. Stevenson is committed to Wichita State, one of the top-ranked college teams in the country, and Matthews to UConn, which has won four national championships. But they are also good friends, though also competitors.
Timberline boys basketball player Erik Stevenson, right, and Wilson's Emmitt Matthews Jr. both played on the same AAU basketball team this offseason and enter their senior seasons as two of the most recruited players in a long time from the South Sound. Stevenson is committed to Wichita State, one of the top-ranked college teams in the country, and Matthews to UConn, which has won four national championships. But they are also good friends, though also competitors. David Montesino dmontesino@thenewstribune.com
Timberline boys basketball player Erik Stevenson, right, and Wilson's Emmitt Matthews Jr. both played on the same AAU basketball team this offseason and enter their senior seasons as two of the most recruited players in a long time from the South Sound. Stevenson is committed to Wichita State, one of the top-ranked college teams in the country, and Matthews to UConn, which has won four national championships. But they are also good friends, though also competitors. David Montesino dmontesino@thenewstribune.com

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December 12, 2017 07:15 AM