Let’s play more basketball.
Twelve players from the South Sound were selected to play in an all-state high school boys basketball game, including Bellarmine Prep’s Malachi Flynn, The News Tribune’s All-Area player of the year.
He’s among the 10 players on the 4A squad that will play some of the state’s top seniors from the 3A classification in what amounts to an all-star game at 6 p.m. Saturday at Mountlake Terrace High School.
Rosters were selected by members of the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association (WIBCA). Only seniors were eligible.
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Here’s the schedule for Saturday’s games at Mountlake Terrace:
▪ 2 p.m.: 1B vs. 2B
▪ 4 p.m.: 1A vs. 2A
▪ 6 p.m.: 3A vs. 4A
WIBCA officially released its all-state senior players of the year, with Peninsula’s JaQuori McLaughlin, an Oregon State signee, earning Mr. Basketball — though Peninsula coach Jake Jackson had confirmed the selection on Feb. 22.
Flynn earned 4A player of the year.
They’ll play each other in Saturday’s 4A vs. 3A game, with Flynn teaming up with fellow TNT All-Area selections Jalen McDaniels (a San Diego State signee) of two-time 4A state champion Federal Way and Curtis’ Aushanti Potts-Woods.
They’ll also play with Kent-Meridian’s Romaine Jackson, a 5-foot-8 point guard who averaged 22.4 points per game during the regular season, and South Kitsap’s Eric Wattree, an Eastern Washington University commit who averaged 23.2 ppg, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
Auburn Mountainview’s Tristan Miguel, a 6-foot-10 Western Oregon signee also made the team. As did Lakeside of Seattle’s Isiah Brown, The News Tribune’s All-State player of the year and Northwestern commit who this year broke the Metro League’s career scoring record.
River Ridge will have two players on the 2A team: Kobe Key and LaBrandon Price.
Evergreen Lutheran’s Jeffrey Parker made the 1B team.
WIBCA ALL-STATE SELECTIONS
Mr. Basketball: JaQuori McLaughlin, Peninsula
4A player of the year: Malachi Flynn, Bellarmine Prep
3A player of the year: Isiah Brown, Lakeside of Seattle
2A co-players of the year: Trevon Allen, Clarkston; Sterling Somers, Lynden
1A co-players of the year: Brock Johnson, Castle Rock; Zach Roetcisoender, Lynden Christian
2B player of the year: Kaleb Poquette, Morton-White Pass
1B player of the year: Dallas Isaak, Almira/Coulee-Hartline
Romaine Jackson, Kent-Meridian
Eric Wattree, South Kitsap
Isaiah Gottell, Cascade of Everett
Gavin Long, Wenatchee
Steven Beo, Richland
Denis Kirichenko, Union
Cameron Tucker, Central Valley
4A coach of the year: Jerome Collins, Federal Way
*TNT All-Area player of the year
Mikey Henn, Bellevue
David Woodard, Edmonds-Woodway
Alphonso Anderson, Garfield
Kobe Reese, Shadle Park
3A coach of the year: Mike Bethea, Rainier Beach
*TNT All-State player of the year
Sterling Somers, Lynden
Trevon Allen, Clarkston
Coleman Sparling, Ellensburg
Kobe Key, River Ridge
Noble Cooper, Liberty of Issaquah
Cole Rabedeaux, North Kitsap
Nick Rinck, Mark Morris
Tobin Lawson, Shorecrest
Josiah Westbrook, Squalicum
LaBrandon Price, River Ridge
2A coach of the year: Justin Jones, Clarkston
Zach Roetcisoender, Lynden Christian
Brock Johnson, Castle Rock
Jake Poag, Lynden Christian
Scott Burge, Zillah
Timothy Soares, Mount Baker
Koa Wilkins, King’s
Latio Cosmos, Overlake
Parker Landdeck, Cashmere
Cameron Gay, Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls
Jared Ellis, Zillah
1A coach of the year: Rick Skeen, King’s
Kaleb Poquette, Morton-White Pass
Jeron Kirkley, Mossyrock
Garrett Trotter, Adna
Cameron Hansen, LaConner
Luke Stromberg, Friday Harbor
Roy Zavala, Mabton
Chance Williams, Brewster
Chance Garvin, Lake Roosevelt
David Olds, Northwest Christian of Colbert
Wyatt Roettger, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague
2B coach of the year: Ray Ricks, Northwest Christian of Colbert
Dallas Isaak, Almira/Coulee-Hartline
Gunner Brown, Curlew
Aaron Fritts, Republic
Matt Holbrook, Garfield-Palouse
Chris Kelly, Liberty Christian
Xavier Turner, Seattle Lutheran
Jeffrey Parker, Evergreen Lutheran
Cameron Godwin, Liberty Christian
Robert Miles, Tulalip Heritage
Ryan Moss, Neah Bay
1B coach of the year: Stan Claplanhoo, Neah Bay