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.
Coston Parcher, senior, Lynden
WHY HE’S #7: The prototype point guard, Parcher was the consistent, reliable motor who made his teammates better in driving them to the Class 2A state championship. He led the team with 3.4 assists a game and had a 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. In addition, the 6-foot-1, three-year starter averaged 13.5 points a game, was a deadly 3-point shooter, pulled down 4 rebounds a game, and was a quick-handed defender who led the team in steals. And like most of the Lions, he played his best under the big lights and was named to the all-state tournament team as well as to the all-Northwest Conference first team.
COACH BRIAN ROPER: “Bubba does things that you can’t coach. Besides taking care of the basketball for us, he scores in a variety of ways, defends at the highest level and is among the most dependable players we have coached. He is a winner in the best sense of the word.”
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.