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.
Griffin Dykstra, senior, Lynden Christian
WHY HE’S #15: The starting shooting guard the past two years for the two-time defending Class 1A state champs, Dykstra averaged 11.4 points a game and was a deadly outside shooter hitting 35 percent of his 3-point shots. But his senior year, the 6-foot-1 lefty expanded his game averaging 4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.5 steals while becoming another of the Lyncs’ shutdown defenders.
COACH TIM ZYLSTRA: “Griffin is one of the purest shooters in our league and the state. He was one of our leaders on and off the court, and we appreciated the attitude and effort he brought to practice every day. He worked extremely hard at becoming a great defender and never stopped competing for his team until the final buzzer.”
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.