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.
Tyler Sipma, senior, Lynden Christian
WHY HE’S #2: After watching Sipma lead the Lyncs to another victory, his coach paid the 6-foot point guard the greatest compliment: “He wills us to victory.” Fearless and unflappable, Sipma provided whatever his team needed whether it was 30 points, 12 assists, or 0 turnovers. He averaged 16 points, nearly 6 assists, and 5 rebounds a game, but he shined brightest under the big lights. He guided the Lyncs to back-to-back state titles for the first time in school history, earning all-state tournament honors and first-team all-Northwest Conference honors both years. And for his efforts this season, he was named the Class 1A player of the year by Scorebook Live.
COACH TIM ZYLSTRA: “One of the top point guards in our league and the state, Tyler is as competitive as anyone I’ve ever seen. He knows how to push himself and his teammates to a higher level and was a great leader for us at the point. He controlled tempo and could handle any pressure thrown at him. He’s as tough as they come and from day one, understood what it takes to win championships.”
Links to the Whatcom Hoops Top 30
#13: Kobe Baar, Lynden
#18: Mat Storms, Sehome
#30: Trey Smiley, Lynden