Below are the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Western Washington Boys Basketball Teams. Please keep in mind that these are the players we’ve identified as the top performers in the region, regardless of position . Best of luck to all of the boys basketball programs playing in regionals this week!
G Dejounte Murray, Rainier Beach, Sr., 6-foot-5 – The MVP of the ultra-competitive Metro League, Murray averaged 25 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists per game. In an early season league game against Franklin, he put up 52 points and 20 rebounds. Murray and the Vikings look to be peaking at the perfect time, having won their 11 games, which included the Metro League and Sea-King district championships. Murray signed his LOI to play for Lorenzo Romar at Washington back in November. Chris Egan’s Prep Zone with Murray before the season started.
G Ty Gibson, Issaquah, Sr., 6-foot-3 – Behind Gibson’s leadership, Issaquah was a top-five team in the AP poll all season. The senior guard averaged 23 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 2.4 steals. While the Eagles fell short in the Kingco championship against Woodinville, Gibson will lead them this Saturday in the state tournament regional round against Jackson. He was the Kingco 4A MVP and, at the end of January, received his first scholarship offer from Central Washington. Gibson’s interview with Chris Egan before the season started.
G JaQuori McLaughlin, Peninsula, Jr., 6-foot-3 – McLaughlin, a UW verbal commit, finished the year averaging 23 points, five rebounds, five assists, and four steals. A few of the school records McLaughlin broke this year: season-long free-throw percentage (91 percent), single-season scoring (573 points), career scoring (1,262 points and he still has his senior season left to play), and three-pointers made in a game (seven). Allison Thomasseau’s story on McLaughlin and Peninsula’s team this year.
SF Bobby Moorehead, Stadium, Sr. – Stadium was a relatively inexperienced team this season, but Moorehead helped the Tigers grow throughout the season. His 26 points and 10 rebounds per game helped, too. The 4A Narrows League MVP, Moorehead was, as Stadium head coach Dennis Johnson put it, “a matchup nightmare for most teams. He’s too quick for big players and too big for small players to guard.” He has an offer from Portland State.
G Isiah Brown, Lakeside, Jr., 6-foot-3 — He was a five-time American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performer of The Week for Western Washington and also broke Lakeside’s single-season scoring record. Brown averaged 28.3 points per game and scored 30 or more 12 times, including 44 against Cleveland back in December.
F Tony Miller, Woodinville, Jr., 6-foot-6 – Flying under the radar for much of the season, Miller and Woodinville aren’t being quiet anymore. He averaged 23.7 points and 11.4 rebounds this season and helped the Falcons beat Issaquah for the school’s first ever Kingco basketball championship. Miller was also the first ever Falcon named First Team All-Kingco. Next year, he very well could be among the front-runners to be the league’s MVP. He was also a national USA Today High School Sports Performer of The Week this year.
G Viont’E Daniels, Federal Way, Sr., 6-foot-3 – Federal Way guard and Seattle U commit Malik Montoya never saw the court this season due to an ACL tear, which opened the door for Viont’E Daniels to be the top offensive option for the Eagles. He averaged 24 points and five assists per game, but Daniels’ contributions came on both sides of the court – he also averaged four steals and six rebounds.
G Jaylen Nowell, Garfield, So., 6-foot-4 — Nowell was instrumental in the Bulldogs’ success this season, putting up 23.5 points per game and making First Team All-Metro. He’s just a sophomore, so get familiar with his name now. Garfield plays Glacier Peak in the state tournament regional round this Saturday.
SF Dominic Green, Hazen, Sr., 6-foot-6 — The Seamount League MVP averaged 23.4 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 3.6 blocks per game. He’ll be heading to Arizona State next season, having already signed his LOI in November.
F Gunther Klimes, Bellevue, S., 6-foot-7 — Klimes averaged 15 points and seven rebounds per game while shooting 57 percent from the field. He was the Kingco 2A/3A MVP and a leader for a Bellevue team that could be poised for a run in the state tournament. The Wolverines lost to Rainier Beach in the Sea-King district championship, but beat Garfield and Eastside Catholic on the way to the title game.
G Matisse Thybulle, Eastside Catholic
G Mandrell Worthy, Eastside Catholic
F Malik Sanchez, Kentwood
G Kyle Foreman, Bellevue
G Jashaun Agosto, Garfield