Kamiak junior Carson Tuttle, King’s senior Corey Kispert and Cedar Park Christian-Mountlake Terrace senior Salome Yosef earned Associated Press first-team all-state basketball honors for the 2016-17 season.
The all-state teams were voted on by sportswriters across the state and compiled by the AP.
Tuttle, the Herald’s All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year, was a Class 4A boys first-team selection. The guard averaged 22.5 points per game and scored at least 30 points four times, tying a school record with 35 points in a game against Monroe. He also averaged 5.9 assists and four rebounds per game while leading the Knights to the 4A state regional round.
Kispert, a 6-foot-6 forward and Gonzaga University signee, was a 1A boys first-team selection. He was averaging about 25 points per game before suffering a foot injury that caused him to miss more than half the season.
Yosef, a 6-foot forward and 1B girls first-team selection, averaged 22.1 points, 12.4 rebounds, 4.5 blocks and four steals per game while leading CPC-Mountlake Terrace to the 1B Hardwood Classic.
In addition, five area players were all-state honorable mentions: Monroe junior Colby Kyle (4A boys); Glacier Peak seniors Samantha Fatkin and Paisley Johnson (4A girls); Lynnwood senior Kaprice Boston (3A girls); and Shorewood senior Taryn Shelley (3A girls).
Nathan Hale’s Michael Porter Jr., a University of Missouri commit and the Gatorade national boys basketball player of the year, was named the overall boys state player of the year.
Boys players of the year by classification were: Union’s Cameron Cranston (4A), Porter Jr. (3A), Foss’ Roberto Gittens (2A), Zillah’s Trey Delp (1A), Kittitas’ Brock Ravet (2B) and Lummi’s Trazil Lane (1B).
Bishop Blanchet’s Jadyn Bush and Mercer Island’s Anna Luce were named the overall girls co-players of the year.
Girls players of the year by classification were: Central Valley’s Lexie Hull (4A), Bush (3A), White River’s Kendall Bird (2A), Okanogan’s Jill Townsend (1A), Wahkiakum’s Peyton Souvenir (2B) and Republic’s Shania Graham (1B).