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2014 all-state boys basketball team

The top boys basketball players in Washington state in 2014 are featured in the all-state team.


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School: Rainier Beach Yr: Sr. Ht: 6-8 Pos: G College: Louisville

Eastside Catholic coach Bill Liley: “I think he’s a great player. I think he’s going to be a very good player for coach [Rick] Pitino. If he plays as hard as he’s capable of playing, he’s going to realize his hopes and dreams through basketball.”

Rainier Beach coach Mike Bethea: “I think it’s just his determination, just his drive and determination. A lot of times that stuff is downplayed. ... That kid, he has a down game and then he’ll come right back, where some kids will kind of go into a funk. I just love that about him.”

Memorable moment: Coming off a two-shot, two-point performance in the state semifinals, Aaron scored 16 of his team-high 22 points in the second half to lead Rainier Beach over Eastside Catholic in the championship game. Aaron, who was playing on a sprained ankle, also grabbed seven rebounds, including a couple of crucial offensive boards.

Key stats: Aaron led a talented team full of scorers with more than 20 points per game. He had a pair of 32-point games and failed to reach double digits just two times. Aaron also averaged more than eight rebounds and seven assists per game and collected four triple-doubles.

Boys Player of the Year

Pos.PlayerSchoolHt.Yr.
GShaqquan AaronRainier Beach6-8Sr.
Athletic with great vision, Louisville signee averaged over 20 ppg.

All-State First Team

Pos.PlayerSchoolHt.Yr.
GDejounte MurrayRainier Beach6-4Jr.
Nearly averaged a triple-double, drew interest from Kentucky, Kansas.
FJosh MartinBothell6-9Sr.
Minnesota commit averaged 27.1 points and 14.0 rebounds per game.
GTramaine IsabellGarfield6-0Sr.
Did a little bit of everything for Garfield, scored 47 in December game.
GJason ToddJackson6-5Sr.
Led Jackson on both ends of the floor, averaging a double-double.
FNathan StreufertRichland6-7Sr.
Averaged 18.5 points and 13.4 rebounds for the state runners-up.

Second Team

Pos.PlayerSchoolHt.Yr.
FRobert FranksEvergreen6-7Jr.
He is a versatile player, a good shooter and has a 7-foot wingspan.
GDavid CrispRainier Beach6-1Sr.
Athletic guard committed to Washington can shoot the lights out.
GMandrell WorthyEastside Catholic6-3Jr.
Excellent ball skills and has a knack for scoring.
FBogdon BliznyukBeamer6-5Sr.
Versatile wing able to score from inside or out.
GJawan StepneyKentridge6-3Sr.
Tall guard able to find his shot from anywhere on the court.

Coach of the Year

Mike Bethea, Rainier Beach
Bethea built on his state record with his seventh championship and will lead the Vikings into a national tournament in April.

Josh Liebeskind



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