Whatcom Hoops Girls Top 30: #11 Grace Hintz

In an incredible season filled with outstanding players, Whatcom Hoops is ranking the top 30 girls. 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.


Grace Hintz, junior, Lynden Christian

WHY SHE’S #11: Even if she didn’t score a single point, Hintz might be among the top 30 for her remarkable mid-season return from what seemed a season-ending knee injury. But to come back at less than her all-state best and still average 13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 2 steals, the 5-foot-9 guard was the inspirational spark the Lyncs needed to come within one point of reaching the Class 1A state title game for the third time in her three years.

COACH BRADY BOMBER: “Grace faced tremendous adversity last spring when she tore her ACL. Through her faith and hard work she beat the odds and returned to the court as quickly as anyone I have ever seen. Her season is an example of perseverance and determination. I am proud of her.”

Links to previous Whatcom Hoops Top 30

#12: Jemma James, Lummi Nation

#13: Emmy Hart, Sehome

#14: Tabby DeJong, Lynden Christian

#15: Mallary Villars, Lynden

#16: Brooklyn Fuller, Meridian

#17: Jillea Fox, Ferndale

#18: Deja Dube, Blaine

#19: Natalie Brewer, Sehome

#20: Haylee Koetje, Lynden

#21: Makayla Heaton, Squalicum

#22:  Kiki York, Lynden

#23: Allison Shumate, Lynden Christian

#24: Violet Fox, Mount Baker

#25: Natalie Van Liew, Mount Baker

#26: Ailina Rabang, Lummi Nation 

#27: Mary Lockhart, Bellingham

#28: Kayla Washington, Ferndale

#29: Caitlyn Richardson, Squalicum

#30: Kaylee Anderson, Nooksack Valley

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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