One of the top-ranked senior boys basketball players in the nation will be playing in Kent on Monday.
That’s Payton Pritchard, the point guard for West Linn High School of Oregon. The University of Oregon signee will match up against Wilson and David Jenkins Jr. in the 2 p.m. game of the 2016 King Showcase at the ShoWare Center.
That game will precede defending Class 3A state girls champion and top-ranked Lynnwood, with reigning state Gatorade player of the year Mikayla Pivec, against Todd Beamer, the No. 2-ranked team in 4A at 3:30 p.m..
That’s one of two girls games being played — with the other being Curtis vs. Bellarmine Prep at 10:30 a.m.
The Lincoln boys get a rematch of the regional round of last year’s Class 3A state tournament against Seattle Prep at 5 p.m. The Abes’ season ended last year with a 67-63 loss against the Panthers.
Then there’s 4A Kentwood vs. Corey Kispert and 1A King’s at 7 p.m. and Kentlake vs. Timberline at 8:30.
Tumwater plays 4A Woodinville and its versatile forward Tony Miller at noon, and Vashon Island plays Lindbergh at 9 a.m.
2016 King Showcase
Monday, ShoWare Center, Kent
9 a.m.: Vashon Island vs. Lindbergh
Noon: Tumwater vs. Woodinville
2 p.m.: Wilson vs. West Linn (Ore.)
5 p.m.: Lincoln vs. Seattle Prep
7 p.m.: Kentwood vs. King’s
8:30 p.m.: Kentlake vs. Timberline
10:30 a.m.: Curtis vs. Bellarmine Prep
3:30 p.m.: Lynnwood vs. Todd Beamer