Jason Todd, Josh Thayer and Jasmin Edwards to play in border battle

  • Fri Apr 25th, 2014 9:01pm
  • Sports

By David Krueger Herald Writer

Jackson basketball star Jason Todd, Stanwood guard Josh Thayer and Lynnwood’s Jasmin Edwards have been invited to take part in Saturday’s 20th annual Northwest Shootout, an event that features some of the top high school seniors from Washington and Oregon. The game is at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Ore.

The event is put on by the Multnomah Athletic Foundation, a non-profit organization that emphasizes athletic participation for youth. The girls game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m., with the boys game following at 6 p.m.

Other notable players include Bothell’s Josh Martin and Mount Rainier’s Brittany McPhee.

Todd was recently named the Gatorade Washington Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. Edwards helped lead Lynnwood to a third-place finish at the state basketball tournament, the Royals’ best finish in school history.

The duo were named The Herald’s Player of the Year for boys and girls hoops, respectively.

Thayer scored over 1,000 points in his Stanwood career, helping the Spartans to a sixth-place finish at the state tournament, their best finish since 2002.

Snohomish girls head coach Ken Roberts will act as an assistant coach on the Washington girls team.

Past high school players that have participated in the Northwest Shootout include Nate Robinson, E.J. Singler, Mike Dunleavy, Rodney Stuckey and Adam Morrison.

Full rosters for the game from the press release:

Washington Boys

Pat Fitterer, head coach; Bill Liley, assistant coach

Players

Bogdan Bliznyuk, Todd Beamer

Laurence Hicks, Seattle Prep

Tramaine Isabell, Garfield

Josh Martin, Bothell

Race Martin, Pullman

Jawan Stepney, Kent Ridge

Nathan Streufert, Richland

Josh Thayer, Stanwood

Jason Todd, Jackson

Kaleb Warner, Mercer Island

Oregon Boys

Mike Doherty, head coach; David Michaelis, assistant coach

Players

Keaton Bankofier, Clackamas

Bryan Berg, Tigard

Tyler Gutierrez, Sunset

Taylor Harris, Sunset

Silas Melson, Jefferson

Arkadiy Mkrtychyan, Columbia Christian

Malik Morgan, Churchill

DeVaunte Paschal, Jefferson

David Shedrick, Churchill

Nathan Sherwood, West Albany

Washington Girls

Curt DeHaan, head coach; Ken Roberts, assistant coach

Players

Mariah Cunningham, Central Valley

Jasmin Edwards, Lynnwood

Meghan Huff, Todd Beamer

Myzhanique Ladd, Cleveland

Nike McClure, WF West

Brittany McPhee, Mt. Rainier

Makala Roper, Cleveland

Chandler Smith, Brewster

Marijke Vanderschaaf, Eastlake

Aubrey Ward-El, Skyview

Oregon Girls

Luke Roth, head coach; Jeff Wingate, assistant coach

Players

Kiana Brown, Triangle Lake

Alexis Carter, Tigard

Jessica Gertz, Oregon City

Pele Gianotti, Roseburg

Danielle Hartzog, Beaverton

Jaime Nared, Westview

Erica Pagano, Clackamas

Kaitlyn Reiner, Clackamas

Leslie Robinson, Corvallis

CeCe Wooten, St. Mary’s Academy