Two local high school hoopsters were voted to The Associated Press’ all-state teams for their respective classifications and a handful of others garnered honorable mentions for standout 2019-2020 seasons.
King’s sophomore Tyler Linhardt was the unanimous selection as the Class 1A boys state player of the year by sports writers and editors from around the state. The 6-foot-7 forward led the Knights to the 1A state title and averaged 21.8 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists over four games at the Yakima Valley SunDome on his way to being named the tournament’s most valuable player.
Lake Stevens senior Raigan Reed, The Herald’s 2020 Girls Basketball Player of the Year, was named to the 4A all-state team. The Boise State University signee led a young Vikings squad to the regional round of the state tournament while posting 19.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per contest.
Six other local athletes were named honorable mentions.
Marysville Getchell junior Malakhi Knight, The Herald’s 2020 Boys Basketball Player of the Year, and Marysville Pilchuck senior Cameron Stordahl each earned 3A honorable mentions. Lakewood senior Alex Jensen, the program’s all-time leader in points and steals, was an honorable mention to the 2A squad. All three helped lead their teams to their respective Hardwood Classics.
On the girls side, Lynnwood senior Nakia Boston was named an honorable mention to the 3A team, Archbishop Murphy senior Julia Lucas was an honorable mention to the 2A squad and Cedar Park Christian senior Irena Korolenko, a Seattle University signee, was a 1A honorable mention.
Cashmere standout and University of Louisville signee Hailey Van Lith was a unanimous selection as the girls player of the year for all classifications. The ultra-talented guard averaged 34 points and 10 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs and broke the state’s career scoring record this season.
Mount Si senior Jabe Mullins was named the boys player of the year for all classes. The Saint Mary’s University commit helped lead the Wildcats to a 4A state title and was named the tournament’s most valuable player.