Whatcom Hoops Boys Top 30: #7 Gannon Dykstra

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.


Gannon Dykstra, junior, Lynden Christian

WHY HE’S #7: The latest all-star in the Dykstra dynasty, Gannon was the rare combination of a scoring point guard (or passing shooting guard). The 6-foot guard was one of the league’s best 3-point shooters averaging 16.1 points a game and one of the league’s best passers averaging 7 assists a game in directing the high-flying Lyncs to a third-place finish at state. Toss in 3.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals a game and you have a first-team all-Northwest Conference all-star and a second-team Class 1A all-state tournament selection.

COACH TIM ZYLSTRA: “He really stepped up as a junior to lead us, and in big games had really big numbers. He directed our offense and when he needed to he stepped up as a scorer. He played great defense too. This year he probably played the most minutes for us. Overall, he’s just a great competitor who has worked tirelessly at his game.” 

Links to previous Whatcom Hoops Top 30

#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 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.

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