Whatcom Hoops Boys Top 30: #17 Jack Stapleton

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.


Jack Stapleton, junior, Lynden

WHY HE’S #17: In his first year on varsity, Stapleton improved to become the Lions’ third-leading scorer and a key to their state championship run. He averaged 8.2 points on 47 percent shooting from the field and grabbed 6 rebounds a game, but his biggest contribution might have been his toughness in playing most of the season with a foot injury that would have sidelined other players yet inspired his teammates.

COACH BRIAN ROPER: “Jack played hurt the last two months of the season and still managed to record 8 points and 6 rebounds per game. He was instrumental in helping us win three straight in Yakima. His best basketball is still ahead of him.”

Links to previous Whatcom Hoops Top 30

#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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