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Tag: Zach LaVine


Boys Basketball: TNT’s All-State Team

The News Tribune’s all-classification All-State Boys Basketball Team

Player of the Year

G David Trimble, Davis, 6-2, Sr.
One of the most complete players in the state, Trimble devastated opponents with his passing, tenacious defense and timely shooting. Consider the point guard’s averages at the Class 4A state tournament: 11.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.0 block per game. Trimble was at his best in the finals when he sniffed a triple-double, totaling 10 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and five steals in a 54-44 win over second-ranked Central Valley. A three-time league MVP, Trimble is considering offers to play basketball or football in college.

Coach of the Year

Eli Juarez, Davis
Kept Pirates, the preseason No. 1-ranked team, focused throughout season, capping it with first state championship since 1965

First Team

G Anrio Adams, Rainier Beach, 6-3, Sr.
Kansas recruit helped Vikings win 3A state championship

G Ahmaad Rorie, Clover Park, 6-0, Soph.
Best days are still ahead for scoring machine; has offer from Cal
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4A boys regional: LaVine leads Bothell past Olympia 63-54

Kevin Durant was unavailable.

George Gervin has been on vacation for years.

Those are NBA types. And trying to devise a game plan for Bothell High star Zach LaVine must feel like trying to stop, or at least slow down that level of a basketball player.

Olympia High coach Luke Salme called the Cougars junior the best high school player in the state beforehand, and his opinion won’t certainly change after Bothell beat the Bears, 63-54, in a Class 4A regional game at Auburn High School.

Playing in front of a handful of college assistants in the building, LaVine poured in 26 points – just above his scoring average of 23.4 ppg – to lead Bothell (17-9) to its first trip to the Tacoma Dome since 1997.

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