Whatcom Hoops Boys Top 30: #4 Brant Heppner

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.


Brant Heppner, junior, Lynden

WHY HE’S #4: Winning is in Heppner’s DNA with grandfather Howard, father Brian, and mother Sally collecting six basketball state titles between them. But Brant won’t be taking a backseat at any family gathering having won state all three of his years culminating with his MVP award at last March’s Class 2A state tournament. A matchup nightmare, the agile 6-foot-6 forward was dangerous in the key or outside the arc, averaging 15.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 block a game. He was a first-team all-Northwest Conference selection and will be on everyone’s preseason all-state teams next year.

COACH BRIAN ROPER: “Brant played his best when his best was needed — at the state tournament. His work ethic is second to none and his teammates respect him for it. He is part of a proud family tradition. His grandfather played on a state title team as did his father and brother.”

Links to previous Whatcom Hoops Top 30

#5: Wyatt Stephan, Bellingham

#6: Talon Jenkins, Meridian

#7: Gannon Dykstra, Lynden Christian

#8: Marcus Nixon, Squalicum

#9: Nolan Wright, Sehome

#10: Jerome Toby Jr., Lummi Nation

#11: Jaeger Fyfe, Meridian

#12: Brady Elsner, Lynden

#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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