With the 2019 Washington state basketball tournaments in full swing, we’re taking a look at the best players still on the floor, position by position. Here’s a look at the Top 10 wings.
Jaden McDaniels, Federal Way, Sr.
The explosive 6-10 wing has offers from some of the top programs in the country, including Kentucky. Who doesn’t want to see him face off vs. Anton Watson in the 4A championship game?
Cole Bajema, Lynden Christian, Sr.
Very versatile wing who has committed to Michigan. His game continues to expand while he gets ready for Big Ten basketball. That being said, his focus is on winning a second straight 1A state championship.
Marjon Beauchamp, Rainier Beach, Jr.
Another in a long list of very good wings who have come from Mike Bethea’s Rainier Beach program. Many of the best colleges on the west coast are recruiting him, and we are lucky enough to have him around for another year.
Shaw Anderson, Kelso, Sr.
Many call him a post, many call him a wing but with Anderson he doesn’t care what he’s called. He should just be called a player because as the season has worn on he has proven to be as clutch as anyone in the state.
Raequan Battle, Marysville-Pilchuck, Sr.
UW has locked up the services for Battle whom many consider the best shooter in the state. Not only can he shoot it, but he is a willing defender who makes his opponent miserable.
Jabe Mullins, Mount Si, jr.
Mullins, a sweet-shooting 6-6 junior guard, can fill up the stat sheet in a hurry. In a league title-clinching victory over Issaquah in early February, Mullins had 22 points, 10 assists, 8 rebounds and 5 steals. He’s a big reason the Wildcats have won 18 straight games.
Evan Dirksen, Columbia River, Sr.
Shane Nowell, Eastside Catholic, So.
Clayton Whitman, Lynden, Sr.
Steele Venters, Ellensburg, Sr.