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.
Kobe Baar, senior, Lynden
WHY HE’S #13: Not surprisingly, the all-star defensive back made a name for himself as perhaps the best defender in the Northwest Conference. But the physical 6-foot forward was much more, averaging 8.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2 assists, and nearly 2 steals a game. And when a big play was needed in a big game, Baar was ready, shooting 77 percent at the state tournament, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the state final, and being named to the all-tournament team while helping drive the Lions to the Class 2A state title.
COACH BRIAN ROPER: “Kobe Baar is one of the most competitive kids we have had at Lynden. He hates to lose and will do whatever he can to help his team win. He played hurt much of the year, but you would never know it because of his toughness. He is the type of player you hate to play against but love to have as a teammate.”
Links to the Whatcom Hoops Top 30
#13: Kobe Baar, Lynden
#18: Mat Storms, Sehome
#30: Trey Smiley, Lynden