Now that the season is officially over it’s time to cast your vote for who is the best boys basketball player of the year. Here’s the candidates (eds. note: The winner of POY and All-Area team is selected by Herald writers and editors based on first-hand observations and the results of coach and fan polls):
Jasmin Edwards, Lynnwood
Wesco 4A South Player of the Year. The junior point guard led the Royals to a 4A South and District 1 title and a berth in the state tournament.
Brooke Pahukoa, Lake Stevens
Wesco 4A North Player of the Year. The senior guard led the Vikings to a fifth-place finish in the state tournament.
Darian Rielly, Everett
Wesco 3A North Player of the Year. The sophomore guard led the Seagulls to a 3A North and District 1 championship and berth in the state tournament.
Masha Shtikel, Shorewood
Wesco 3A South Player of the Year. The senior wing led the Thunderbirds to second-place finish in the 3A South.
Beth Carlson, Archbishop Murphy
Cascade Conference Most Valuable Player. The senior post led the Wildcats to a share of the conference title and a berth in the state tournament.
Lindsay Brown, Arlington
First-team Wesco 4A North selection. The Eagles post led Arlington to a 4A North title and a second-place finish in the state tournament.