Whatcom Hoops Boys Top 30: #12 Brady Elsner

In an incredible season filled with outstanding players, Whatcom Hoops is ranking the top 30 boys. Each day we’ll feature an amazing player in our county and count down until we get to #1. So join us daily as we honor the best of the best.


Brady Elsner, senior, Lynden

WHY HE’S #12: On a state championship team with two all-state players, Elsner might have been the most indispensable Lion. Not only did he play the most minutes, but he directed the efficient offense and keyed the suffocating defense. The 6-foot point guard only scored when needed but he averaged an astounding 7.3 assists a game and grabbed nearly 2 steals a game on the way to breaking the school’s single-season and career assists marks and earning all-Northwest Conference second-team honors.

COACH BRIAN ROPER: “He was the rudder for our team. His 4-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio is the best ever for a Lynden point guard. Not only did Brady break the all-time assist record, but he directed our team on offense and was one of the best perimeter defenders in the NWC.”

Links to previous Whatcom Hoops Top 30

#13: Caden Heutink, Nooksack Valley

#14: Mantaj Singh, Ferndale

#15: Brady Ackerman, Nooksack Valley

#16: Hunter Calloway, Squalicum

#17: Jack Stapleton, Lynden

#18: Noah Tavis, Blaine

#19: Taran Burks, Meridian

#20: Kincade Van Houten, Bellingham

#21: Kayden Stuit, Lynden Christian

#22: Josiah Weeda, Blaine

#23: Austin McKay, Sehome

#24: Bhavnoor Grewal, Ferndale

#25: Luke Smith, Mount Baker

#26: Jonah Brillowsky, Ferndale

#27: Charlie Ayres, Lynden

#28:  Kell Reardon, Mount Baker

#29: Bishop Ootsey, Ferndale

#30: Carter Hill, Mount Baker

Honorable mentions

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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.

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