Whatcom Hoops Boys Top 30: #6 Talon Jenkins

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.


Talon Jenkins, junior, Meridian

WHY HE’S #6: One of the Northwest Conference’s most dangerous shooters, Jenkins averaged 18 points a game and could put up big numbers in big games, which he did in leading the Trojans back to the Class 1A state tournament. The 6-foot-5 guard led the league by hitting 42 percent of his 3-point attempts, but he was more than just a gunner as he pulled down a team-high 7 rebounds a game, dished out nearly 2 assists a game, and swiped 2.2 steals a game to earn his way on the all-NWC first team.

COACH SHANE STACY: “Talon has done a great job expanding his game as is evident by him leading us in rebounding this year. He often had one of the best defenders on him but was still able to knock down some big shots for us this year. Through our five post-season games, Talon shot 50 percent from the 3-point line while being heavily guarded. Big-time players step up in big-time moments, and he certainly did this for us down the stretch.”

Links to previous Whatcom Hoops Top 30

#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

You can support our student-athletes, teams, and schools by advertising your business on Whatcom Hoops. Click on WH Sponsor to learn more and sign up for the 2024-25 season.

Jim Carberry of Whatcom Hoops

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.

You can support our student-athletes, teams, and schools
by using the businesses that support Whatcom Hoops.

Want to advertise your business? Click here for advertising options.