MarJon Beauchamp transfers again: Washington high school News & Notes

MarJon Beauchamp is on the move again. 

The former Washington high school standout basketball player, who won 3A state titles at Nathan Hale and Garfield before transferring to Rainier Beach as a junior, is following coach Kyle Weaver to Dream City Christian in Glendale, Ariz, USA Today reports. 

The 6-foot-6 guard, a five-star per 247 Sports, initially announced his transfer to Bella Vista Prep, a basketball prep school in Arizona, in early June, where Weaver coached last season. 

Beauchamp, who is uncommitted, was the top-ranked player in the state of Washington in the class of 2020, according to recruiting site 247 Sports, before announcing his plans to leave the state for his senior season. He has offers from six Pac-12 schools such as UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State.

News of Beauchamp’s next destination are the lead in this week’s edition of News&Notes from around Washington high school sports. Here are some others, including national stories:

  • James Harmon is taking over as head football coach at Meadowdale High School. The former defensive coordinator was named the interim coach for the Mavericks after Matt Leonard left for a coaching job in Texas in late June. 
  • Peach Jam, one of the premier grassroots high school basketball showcases every July, is a recruiting hotbed for some of the top programs in the country — O’Dea’s Paolo Banchero played with Seattle Rotary and was given honorable mention on the all-tournament team. But is it even worth it for mid-majors? Matt Norlander of CBS Sports explores that question in this piece.
  • Who are the top University of Washington football players in program history from the state of Washington? Christian Caple of The Athletic answers that question in a two-part series this week, where he picked an offensive players and a defense
  • What the top high school football games for the upcoming season from weeks 7-9? Cameron Van Til of The Everett Herald continued its examination of the upcoming season with the latest installment, which published Friday.
  • Two Eastern Washington University football players were shot in Spokane on Saturday. One of them was former Olympic High School standout Keith Moore, a 2016 graduate, reports The Kitsap Sun. Moore is expected to make a full recovery.

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