From West Valley’s Logan Kinloch to Federal Way’s Bradley Graham, there are dozens of outstanding shooters in Washington high school boys basketball.
With the WIAA playoffs just weeks away, we’re taking a look at the Top 13 shooters in the state, regardless of classification.
The rankings were compiled by SB Live basketball analyst and former NBA player Dan Dickau. SB Live Washington reporter Andy Buhler also contributed. The players are listed in alphabetical order.
Top 13 shooters in Washington boys basketball
Campbell is a consistent playmaker for his coach and dad, Scott Campbell. He doesn’t turn it over and competes like crazy. But his best attribute is his ability to shoot it from deep.
Coming off an injury plagued sophomore season and summer Christofilis is still getting lots of interest from programs across the country because of his ability to stretch the defense with his shooting range. A healthy Christofilis and Paolo Banchero may be the best duo in the state.
DeBruhl is a skilled, strong guard who can play both ends of the floor well. He can get overlooked because he plays at a smaller school but he can shoot it, pass it and handle it as well as anyone in the state.
Gone is Cole Bajema and a solid senior class but coach Roger DeBoer always has a plethora of skilled players. DeVries is a bit undersized but when he gets his feet set it is almost automatic.
Graham got some wide open looks last year due to the attention paid to Jaden McDaniels and it has been more of the same this year. Graham’s biggest question? Will he be ready to step up and take and make the big shot when it presents itself.
Hansen always seems to make the right play. His smart play combined with a nice stroke makes him a tough cover at the 1A level. With Hansen and Tyler Linhardt, coach Rick Skeen has a juggernaut looking to make waves at the state tournament in Yakima the next few years.
With good size at 6-foot-5, Kinloch has the ability to shoot over the top. He gets plenty of open looks as West Valley has a good inside/outside combo. The Big 9 will have their hands full with trying to keep the ball out of his hands coming off screens.
Is Landdeck a shooting guard or a point guard? That’s the question that gets asked a lot. I believe he is a point guard but his greatest strength is his ability to shoot it and shoot it from deep. He’s on his third high school in three years, but that hasn’t slowed him down in coach Mario Mengeralli’s program.
Anton Watson got the lion’s share of attention on Gonzaga Prep’s road to back-to-back state titles but he had a lot of help from Liam Lloyd on the wing. A Grand Canyon commit, the responsibility will land on Lloyd’s shoulders to help Gonzaga Prep return to the Tacoma Dome.
Patterson is a shooter with good size, and he plays well off multi-dimensional guard Jabe Mullins. These two form a big-time back court with good size at the high school level for coach Jason Griffith. Patterson has signed to play at Montana State.
Curtis coach Tim Kelley lost one Paulsen and immediately gained another. Tyce’s older brother Zach graduated in June and is playing for Seattle Pacific. Although only a freshman, word spread quickly during the summer about Tyce’s shooting ability and explosions from beyond the 3-point line.
Singleton showed some nice signs at the WIBCA summer event and has worked hard to grow his game. Coach James Insley runs a lot of offense through him and Singleton has not disappointed.
A relative unknown early in his high school career, Toolson continued to work for his opportunity in coach Blake Conley’s well-oiled program. When it came he made the most of it and he is sorting through multiple D-1 offers because of his sweet shooting stroke.