In a season filled with outstanding players, Whatcom Hoops ranked the top 30 boys. Each day we featured an amazing player in our county and counted down until we got to #1. We hope you enjoyed the countdown as we honored the best of the best.
Jerome Toby Jr., freshman, Lummi Nation
WHY HE’S #11: The two-year starter makes the Blackhawks run — literally — as the engine that sparks the Lummi Nation fastbreak as well as its devastating fullcourt press. The 5-foot-7 point guard led the team in scoring with 18 points a game, dished out 6 assists a game, and collected 2 steals a game in leading the Blackhawks to the Class 1B state tournament for the second time in his two years and earning first-team all-Northwest 1B League honors along the way.
COACH JEROME TOBY SR.: “Jerome has started since eighth grade and as a freshman was our team floor general and leading scorer. He plays with a lot of passion.”
Links to the Whatcom Hoops Top 30
#2: Tyler Sipma, Lynden Christian
#6: Jeremiah Wright, Lynden Christian
#8: Richard Wilson, Lummi Nation
#11: Jerome Toby, Lummi Nation
#12: Ashton Engelhart, Squalicum
#13: Kobe Baar, Lynden
#14: Wyatt Stephan, Bellingham
#15: Griffin Dykstra, Lynden Christian
#18: Mat Storms, Sehome
#19: Brady Ackerman, Nooksack Valley
#22: Dawson Bouma, Lynden Christian
#24: Bennett DeLange, Nooksack Valley
#25: Ethan Larson, Mount Baker
#29: Lane Dykstra, Lynden Christian
#30: Trey Smiley, Lynden
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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.