Whatcom Hoops Girls Top 30: #6 Mari Binning

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.


Mari Binning, senior, Squalicum

WHY SHE’S #6: A stone-faced assassin (in a good way), Binning has been the steady player the Storm could count on for four years. The ultra-quick point guard dominated games on both ends of the court despite her 5-foot-4 stature, averaging 12 points while leading the Northwest Conference with 4.5 steals and 4.5 assists. She was an obvious first-team all-NWC choice.

COACH JENALYN BROWN: “Mari Binning has been a crucial offensive and defensive player the past four seasons. She started on varsity in every game of her high school basketball career. She averaged 11.9 points despite being face guarded in almost every game. Binning finished her career with 970 points including a shortened season (only 10 games) her freshman year. She is competitive, tough, and a smart basketball player. She will be greatly missed next season and I have so enjoyed getting to know her and coach her.”

Links to previous Whatcom Hoops Top 30

#7: Ella Fritts, Lynden Christian

#8: Tana Hoekema, Nooksack Valley

#9: Jordyn Vezzetti, Blaine

#10: Mallory Butenschoen, Ferndale

#11: Grace Hintz, Lynden Christian

#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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