No. 1 seed Michael Porter Jr. and No. 3 seed Isaiah Thomas won their Sweet 16 matchups Tuesday to advance to the Elite Eight of Scorebook Live’s bracket to determine the best Washington high school boys basketball player of the 21st century.
Voting for the Elite Eight matchups begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Here are the Sweet 16 results for the Pepple Region:
ELITE EIGHT MATCHUPS: CAST YOUR VOTE NOW!
Ed Pepple is the state’s all-time winningest coach with 952 wins, most coming at Mercer Island, with four state titles.
SWEET 16 MATCHUPS
(1) MICHAEL PORTER JR. VS. (4) AVERY BRADLEY
Porter Jr. (Nathan Hale, 2017)
“Only played one year in the state at Nathan Hale but was absolutely dominant in leading them to an undefeated season. A skilled and versatile wing who can do it all. Currently in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets.”
Bradley (Bellarmine Prep, 2008*)
“A tremendous point guard from Tacoma’s Bellarmine Prep (who left the state after his junior year). Went on to Texas before embarking on a lengthy and successful career in the NBA.”
Note: Michael Porter Jr. won the total vote across SB Live, Twitter and Instagram 419-93.
(3) ISAIAH THOMAS VS. (7) JOE HARRIS
Thomas (Curtis, 2006*)
“One of the best scorers ever in the state despite his size. Strong, skilled, and shifty with the bounce – combined with his competitiveness has allowed him to have success at Curtis HS (left after his junior year for South Kent School in Conn.), UW and a lengthy NBA career.”
Harris (Chelan, 2010)
“The son of his coach at Chelan, Harris averaged 26.6 points and 8 rebounds his senior year, earning Mr. Basketball and Gatorade state player of the year honors. He is now one of the best shooters in the NBA.”
Note: Isaiah Thomas won the total vote across SB Live, Twitter and Instagram 413-97.
MORE SWEET 16 MATCHUPS: