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.
Xander Sledge, senior, Squalicum
WHY HE’S #21: Sledge was one of the top 3-point shooters in the Northwest Conference as seen by the six he hit in the Seniors Classic. The smooth 6-foot guard averaged nearly 13 points a game and hit 62 3s this season. But the lefty wasn’t just a gunner as he collected 37 assists and 33 steals for the Storm.
COACH TYLER HANNIGAN: “Xander can get hotter faster than just about anyone and is a threat to knock down shots from anywhere. He was the winner of our ‘Most Dedicated’ team award.”
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.