Last year, because the Northwest Conference did not have all-league teams during the pandemic season, Whatcom Hoops decided to unveil its own all-Whatcom Hoops teams. And because it was so much fun recognizing such great players, we’re going to do it again.
Starting Monday, we began to release one team each day. Today is the all-Whatcom Hoops boys third team. On Sunday, we’ll wrap up our season with the end-of-the-year awards.
Now remember, these are not your standard all-conference teams. These will be all-WHATCOM COUNTY teams, which means the Lummi Nation players will be included but no Skagit or Snohomish County players will be eligible.
Also, while most basketball all-star squads have five-player teams, we don’t know of any high school that has a team with only five players.
So our all-Whatcom Hoops squads will have 10 players on their first, second and third teams. In fact, we might sneak in a few more players.
Here’s the schedule and links to previous teams:
Monday: Girls third team
Tuesday: Boys third team
Wednesday: Girls second team
Thursday: Boys second team
Friday: Girls first team
Saturday: Boys first team
Sunday: End of the year awards
So, here is the all-Whatcom Hoops boys third team in alphabetical order.
Lynden Christian, junior, guard
Meridian, freshman, guard
Sehome, junior, forward
Mount Baker, sophomore, post
Lynden, senior, guard
Meridian, junior, guard
Blaine, junior, guard
Sehome, senior, center
Squalicum, senior, guard
Bellingham, sophomore, guard
Ferndale, junior, forward
Ferndale, senior, guard
Jim Carberry is a former Bellingham Herald sports editor and author of several books on Whatcom County prep basketball. Follow him on Twitter @whatcomhoops and visit the Whatcom Hoops Facebook page.