Meadowdale High School’s Dan Barhoum leads a fast break during a team practice Wednesday in Lynnwood. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Meadowdale High School’s Dan Barhoum leads a fast break during a team practice Wednesday in Lynnwood. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Five things to know about Meadowdale’s Dan Barhoum

Meadowdale senior Dan Barhoum’s production on the basketball court may not always be flashy, but it usually comes with a high volume of effectiveness and efficiency.

“He’s one of those guys that you watch and say, ‘That’s a good player,’ but then you look up at the end of the game and he has 18 points and 10 rebounds, and you’re like, ‘Where did that come from?’” Mavericks coach Roger O’Neill said. “He’s always in the right spot at the right time, and he has a high basketball IQ. There have been games in which I didn’t call a single play for him and he slithered his way to 20 points.”

Here are five things to know about Barhoum, a 6-foot-4 swingman:

1. He’s a “Meadowdale lifer,” according to his coach. “I’ve been coached by one of my favorite high school players from when I was a kid, Roger O’Neill. Not too many players get to have that experience, so I’ve been fortunate,” said Barhoum, who has talked with coaches at Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Puget Sound about continuing his basketball career after graduation. “I grew up watching my older sister (Margreet) play, and she inspired me. She went on to play at Montana State University. I went to all of her games and was her No. 1 fan. I used to know all of her stats.”

2. He’s really into fantasy football. Barhoum is the proud owner of the Chino Hills Chipmunks of the Meadowdale Fantasy League. “I take it seriously,” he said. “This year my team ended up in fourth place, but I won the league two years ago. At a younger age I was a sports nerd, and I had heard of fantasy football, but I had no one to play with. I always used to play with my dad, winning his league for him. But once I started getting into it, I saw that once you dig deep into the numbers and work the waiver wire, anything can happen.”

3. He’s interested in becoming a broadcaster. “I’m a big fan of (Fox Sports’) Colin Cowherd,” he said. “A family friend of ours is the broadcaster for the University of Montana football team. His name is Riley Corcoran. He’s always been super friendly to me, letting me listen to him and giving me tips about what it takes (to succeed). He’s a great guy.”

4. He’s a gregarious type of fellow. “If I had to use one word to describe myself, it would be ‘outgoing,’” he said. “I have a lot of trust when I meet new people. I’m not too shy. If I meet someone, five seconds later I’m going to act like I’ve known them for years. I just love to talk to people, I guess.”

5. His favorite basketball memory involves an upset victory. “My sophomore year, Senior Night in the Stable, we were playing a top-10 Mountlake Terrace team, which had been killing everybody,” he said. “We hadn’t been successful for the last four or five years, and we needed to win that game to get a spot in a (3A District 1 tournament) play-in game. We played great, and we won. The fans stormed the court. Everybody was so hyped up. That was a super cool way to send the seniors out.”

Talk to us

More in Sports

Cascade’s Aidan Kopra and Stanwood’s Gary Grisham wrestle for a loose ball during a game Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, at Cascade High School in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
GALLERY: Big 4th quarter lifts Stanwood boys over Cascade

The Spartans outscore the Bruins 33-18 in the final quarter to rally for a 64-54 win.

Prep roundup for Thursday, Dec. 8

Prep roundup for Thursday, Dec. 8: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results… Continue reading

Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Nov. 28-Dec. 4

The Athlete of the Week nominees for Nov. 28-Dec. 4. Voting closes… Continue reading

Washington guard Jamal Bey drives with the basketball against Colorado guard Luke O'Brien during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Caean Couto)
Washington, Gonzaga set to meet for first time since 2018

UW travels to face No. 18 Gonzaga on Friday night. It will be the Bulldogs’ first game against a state foe in two years.

FILE - Washington head coach Kalen DeBoer paces the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. DeBoer earned AP All-Pac-12 coach of the year honors on Thursday, Dec. 8. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
UW’s DeBoer named AP Pac-12 Coach of the Year

Six Huskies and one Cougar are named to either the first or second All-Pac-12 teams.

Seattle Seahawks running back Tony Jones Jr. runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Seahawks backfield depth getting tested entering stretch run

Tony Jones Jr., claimed off waivers in October, could play a key role for the team over the next couple of games.

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker of USA perform during the ice dance free dance of the ISU figure skating Grand Prix Espoo 2022 competition in Espoo, Finland, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. Hawayek and Baker came second in the event.  (Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva via AP)
Community roundup: Baker qualifies for Grand Prix Final

Plus, Meadowdale grad Rover Stewart is named the NWAC Athlete of the Year, Aussie football is coming to Lake Stevens and more.

Seattle Mariners players including, from left, Cal Raleigh, Paul Sewald, J.P. Crawford, Eugenio Suarez and Adam Frazier celebrate after a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Seattle. The Mariners won 3-0. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)
Have the Mariners done enough to keep pace in the rugged AL West?

Seattle has a wide gap to close if it wants to catch the Astros. Meanwhile, the Rangers and Angels are bolstering their rosters.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett (16) runs with the ball as Los Angeles Rams safety Nick Scott defends during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Seahawks WR Lockett moves up team record books

The consistent veteran is now third in all-time receptions and second in receiving TDs.

Most Read