Shorecrest’s Philip Pepple (left) snatches a rebound away from Marysville Pilchuck’s Aaron Kalab (right) during a game on Jan. 9, 2018, at Shorecrest High School. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Shorecrest’s Philip Pepple (left) snatches a rebound away from Marysville Pilchuck’s Aaron Kalab (right) during a game on Jan. 9, 2018, at Shorecrest High School. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2018 all-area boys basketball teams

A look at the top boys basketball players in the area this past season.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Carson Tuttle, sr., G, Kamiak

COACH OF THE YEAR

Cory West, Kamiak

After a 6-7 start, West guided the Knights to a midseason turnaround and historic postseason run. Kamiak won 11 of its next 12 games to earn a district title and the program’s first-ever trip to the 4A state quarterfinals.

FIRST TEAM

Carson Tuttle, sr., G, Kamiak

Tuttle, the Wesco 4A player of the year, averaged 22 points and 4.3 assists per game. The Texas A&M-Commerce signee led the Knights to a district title and the program’s first-ever trip to the 4A state quarterfinals.

Bobby Martin, sr., G/F, Glacier Peak

Martin averaged 18.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He led the Grizzlies to the Wesco 4A title and made a game-winning basket in the 4A state regionals to send Glacier Peak to the Hardwood Classic.

Colby Kyle, sr., F, Monroe

Kyle averaged 19.6 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocks per game. The Princeton University commit led the Bearcats to a 17-6 record.

Philip Pepple, sr., C, Shorecrest

Pepple, the Wesco 3A player of the year, averaged 22 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks per game while leading the Scots to an 18-6 record.

Khyree Armstead, sr., G/F, Mountlake Terrace

Armstead averaged 18 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He led the Hawks to the Wesco 3A title and a spot in the 2A Hardwood Classic.

SECOND TEAM

RaeQuan Battle, jr., G, Marysville Pilchuck

Battle averaged 21.4 points and eight rebounds per game. He led the Tomahawks to the 3A state regionals and the program’s first district title in nearly three decades.

Ryder Kavanagh, sr., G, Lake Stevens

Kavanagh averaged 21.8 points, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

George Reidy, sr., G, Cedar Park Christian-Bothell

Reidy, the Cascade Conference co-MVP, averaged 26.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.0 steals per game. He was named the 1A player of the year by the state’s coaches association.

Lewis Pope, sr., G, South Whidbey

Pope, the Cascade Conference co-MVP, averaged 23.8 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals per game. The Central Washington University signee shot 42.6 percent from 3-point range and led the Falcons to their first league title since 1989.

Erwin Weary, sr., G, Cedar Park Christian-Mountlake Terrace

Weary averaged 25.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.7 steals per game while leading the Lions to the 1B state quarterfinals. He was named the 1B player of the year by the state’s coaches association.

(The player of the year and All-Area teams were chosen by The Herald sports staff and based on stats, first-hand observations, input from area coaches and all-league selections.)

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