Four Whatcom hoopsters, including three state champions, and two Whatcom coaches were chosen to participate in state all-star games this Saturday, March 19.
Lynden’s Jordan Medcalf, Lynden Christian’s Andrew Hommes, and Lummi Nation’s Tyran Lane were named to the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association all-star games, which will be played at Curtis High School in Tacoma.
Lynden Christian’s Libby Stump was chosen for the Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association seniors-only all-star games at King’s High School in Seattle.
Her Class 1A game against the 2A all-stars is at 4 p.m. with the Class 1B-2B game at 2 p.m. and the 3A-4A game at 6 p.m. For the complete list of the teams, click on the WSGBCA’s Facebook page.
Girls players of the year and coaches of the year for each classification will be presented at halftime of each game. The Ms. Basketball 2022 award, which goes to the state’s best player regardless of classification, and the WSGBCA state coach of the year award will be presented at halftime of the 3A-4A game.
In the boys tripleheader on Saturday, Lane will be playing for the Class 1B team versus the 2B all-stars at noon. Hommes will play for the Class 1A team versus Medcalf and the 2A stars at 2 p.m. The Class 3A-4A contest is at 4 p.m.
A total of 60 senior boys from six classifications were chosen to participate in the three games. For a complete list of the all-stars, click on Boys All-State Rosters.
Tim Zylstra of Lynden Christian and Brian Roper of Lynden will coach the Class 1A and 2A boys teams, respectively. Zylstra’s Lyncs and Roper’s Lions won their state championships earlier this month as did Stump’s LC girls team.
There also will be a “futures game” at 6 p.m. featuring non-senior boys and a “unified game” at 11 a.m. featuring players on high school unified teams. No Whatcom players were chosen for those games.
Admission to the boys games is $10 for adults and $6 for students/seniors. For the girls games it is $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors.
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.