Class of 2020 Washington high school boys basketball stars: Where they’re headed to play in college

As the class of 2020 gets ready to graduate and head off to college, here’s an updated look at where Washington high school seniors have committed to play men’s college basketball next season.

(Entries are in alphabetical order)

SHAHID ABDUL-MUMIN, CLEVELAND, C, 6-8

Committed to: Highline College

The big man received ample preparation for the next level by battling in a vaunted Metro League.

TRU ALLEN, CLARKSTON, G, 6-0

Committed to: Northwest Nazarene

A tremendous all-around athlete, Allen made first team all-state honors after leading the Bantams to the 2A state title game as a senior.

WILL BAILEY, RIVER VIEW, 6-5, G/F

Committed to: Scagit Valley College

Bailey was one of the most versatile players in 1A last season, posting 17 points, 11 boards and four assists per game with a tough and rangy 6-foot-5 frame. He was named 1A SCAC East MVP and was a second team all-state selection. River View made the state quarterfinals and finished sixth place.

RICKY BELL III, MOUNT RAINIER, G, 5-10

Committed to: Highline College

It’s no wonder he has NFL genes. The multi-sport athlete was a big shot maker and proved there wasn’t much he couldn’t do, willing the Rams into the postseason.

SYON BLACKMON, EASTSIDE CATHOLIC, G, 6-1

Committed to: Seattle Pacific

A tough-nosed guard who delivered on both sides of the floor, Blackmon was a part of a stretch of Crusader basketball that oversaw several 3A state tournament runs. He was the team’s senior backbone as it won the 3A SeaKing district tournament.

MUTDUNG BOL, EDMONDS-WOODWAY, G, 6-3

Committed to: Eastern Washington

Posted 17 points, seven boards, five assists and two steals for Edmonds-Woodway, wowing crowds with dunks and impressing scouts with his versatile skill-set.

TYLER BUSSELL, RIVER VIEW, F, 6-5

Committed to: Columbia Basin College

Smooth around the rim, the senior River View captain will take his talents to the next level — Columbia Basin.

MALACHY CAFFREY, LA SALLE, G, 6-0

Committed to: Pepperdine

Caffrey committed to Pepperdine University under coach Lorenzo Romar as a walk-on after a stellar senior season at 1A La Salle. The craft point guard transferred from Yakima’s West Valley and led the Lightning to the 1A state semifinals and a fifth place finish.

BRADY CASTO, INGLEMOOR, G, 6-2

Committed to: Edmond Community College

As a senior, Casto hit 40 percent from 3-point range and averaged 10.4 points per game for a team that competed in the 4A regional round.

MASON CHRISTIANSON, MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, G, 6-0

Committed to: Lewis-Clark State

A 2A all-state selection by the state coaches association, Christianson has been a steady floor general, heralded as a complete player and leader for a team that reached the state tournament.

D.J. CLARK, BURLINGTON-EDISON, F, 6-2

Committed to: Skagit Valley College

Can score, but wing player has made a living on the defensive end, guarding all five positions.

MARCUS COLLINS, NATHAN HALE, G, 6-0

Committed to: Wester Wyoming Community College

Skilled guard who posted 19.3 points, 5.6 assists, 3.4 boards and 3.8 steals per game for Nathan Hale as a senior. He established himself among some of the state’s top talent in a vaunted Metro League.

HAYDEN CURTISS, MOUNT SI, F, 6-8

Committed to: University of Portland

Curtiss’ 4A all-tournament-worthy performance in which he went 20 of 22 from the field over three games paved the way for a rise from a D-II/D-III prospect to secure a full-ride D-I scholarship

COOPER DEWITT, CHIAWANA, G, 6-6

Committed to: North Idaho College

Dewitt capped his senior campaign as the Mid Columbia Conference’s League MVP and defensive player of the year, proving to be a versatile floor general who guarded one through five. 

ANDREW DEVRIES, LYNDEN CHRISTIAN, G, 6-0

Committed to: Dordt University

Souix City, Iowa and NAIA Dorst will be home to several Lyncs next year, including DeVries, the team’s 3-point specialist and all-time program leader for 3s made. DeVries has played in state championship basketball games as a sophomore and a senior.

JAMES DORSETT, WEST VALLEY (YAKIMA), G, 5-11

Committed to: Yakima Valley College

TARI EASON, GARFIELD, F, 6-8

Committed to: Cincinnati

Versatile, fiery and dominant, Eason played with an edge all of his senior year to lead Garfield to a commanding ascent to the 3A state championship that featured blowouts of state powers Eastside Catholic and O’Dea in the semis and championship. Eason, Scorebook Live’s all-classification state player of the year and the Bulldogs’ “superman,” had big performance after big performance as he hit game-winners, emphatic dunks and momentous 3s along the way.

AIDAN FRALY, PRAIRIE, G, 6-0

Committed to: Clark College

A gifted scorer and all-3A Greater St. Helens League selection, Fraly will stay home and play for the Penguins.

MARK FRAZIER, PRAIRIE, F, 6-6

Committed to: Central Arizona College

TREY FUNK, WEST VALLEY, G/F, 6-3

Committed to: Yakima Valley College

DIMA GADASHEV, NATHAN HALE, G, 6-5

Committed to: Eastern Oregon

JOBI GELDER, DEER PARK, F, 6-4

Committed to: Edmonds Community College

Averaged 20 points and eight rebounds per game for a Deer Park team that won a 1A Northeast district title.

DAMANI GREEN, WILSON, PG, 5-10

Committed to: Skagit Valley College

The crafty point guard was the most impactful player out of the south sound this season, and he’s found a home with a proven winner at the JuCo level. 

KYLE GRUHLER, SKYVIEW, F, 6-5

Committed to: Northwest Nazarene

Gruhler was a 3-point specialist as a sophomore on a talented Storm team, and over the next two seasons, developed into a post presence, emotional leader and put together massive performances as Skyview made a run to the 4A state semifinals.

LEZJUAN HARRIS, MOUNT TAHOMA, F, 6-8

Committed to: Skagit Valley College

Harris becomes the latest Tacoma-area standout to join Skagit Valley. Mount Tahoma’s 6-8 wing averaged a double-double (13 points, 10 boards) and

JOHN HART, RAINIER BEACH, G, 6-2

Committed to: New Mexico Junior College

Hart finished his high school career on a high note, leading a young, scrappy Rainier Beach team back to the 3A state semifinals. After initially committing to Highline College in the NWAC, Hart inked with national JuCo New Mexico Junior College. Hart received ample Division I interest in high school.

MARIO HERRING, EVERGREEN, F, 6-6

Committed to: Lower Columbia College

Led the Plainsmen in scoring (13 points per game) and rebounding (11 boards per game) en route to a 3A Greater St. Helens League title. Evergreen finished runners-up at districts and made the 3A state quarterfinals. Herring, who has persevered through personal tragedy along his journey, was named 3A GSHL MVP.

MALIK HOWARD, WILSON, G, 6-4

Committed to: Skagit Valley College

The Pierce County League’s defensive player of the year is a versatile two-way player, averaging around 13 points, eight boards and two steals per game as a senior.

SHAA HUMPHREY, NORTH KITSAP, G/F, 6-5

Committed to: Eastern Oregon

SBLive’s 2A state player of the year was a multi-year standout at North Kitsap, helping lead the Vikings to a 2A state title in March. (READ MORE)

WESTON IDE, ZILLAH, F, 6-4

Committed to: Blue Mountain Community College

Second team all-1A SCAC selection was a crucial part of Zillah’s 22-3 season as an inside presence and a team leader.

KAI JOHNNSON, OLYMPIA, G, 6-3

Committed to: Western Washington University

First team all-league selection helped lead the Bears to a fourth place finish in the 4A state tournament.

PAUL JOHNSON, O’DEA, G, 6-0

Committed to: University of Puget Sound

Johnson provided outside shooting as a rotation player for an O’Dea team that spent the entire season among the top-ranked in the state. Said UPS coach Aubrey Shelton: “Paul is a flat out winner, and he’s one of the best shooters in the state of Washington.”

LATRELL JONES, INGRAHAM, G, 6-4

Committed to: Northeastern Junior College

After three-star center Mitchell Saxen went down with an injury and point guard Maui Sze fought an eligibility case that kept him sidelined for most of the season, Ingraham needed its other contributors to step up. Latrell Jones rose to the occasion. Now, the dynamic the 6-foot-4 guard heads to a top-tier. junior college in Colorado.

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KYLE KARSTETTER, MOSES LAKE, F, 6-7

Committed to: Idaho State

He can shoot and he can slash. Karstetter was a standout in the Big 9, leading Moses Lake in several statistical categories.

BRAD LACKEY, UNION, G, 6-1

Committed to: Whitworth

Lackey set school records his senior season for points in a game (40) and 3-pointers in a game (11). The Union floor general missed much of the regular season and the top-seeded Titans 4A playoff run after a season-ending knee injury, but league coaches still voted him as a first team all-4A Greater St. Helens League selection.

ADIL LALJI, PUGET SOUND ADVENTIST, F, 6-6

Committed to: Seattle Pacific

Posted 16.3 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and a block and a half per game for the Sharks as a senior.

KALEB LICHAU, PENINSULA, F, 6-8

Committed to: Air Force (READ MORE)

JOSH LEAR, SUMNER, G, 6-3

Committed to: Utah Valley

Lear, who Sumner coach Jake Jackson calls the “heartbeat of our team,” committed to the WAC’s Utah Valley as a walk-on after a strong senior campaign, in which he led Sumner to the 4A state quarterfinals with its first state win in 49 years. In that game — a first round thriller over Gonzaga Prep — Lear hit the shot of the tournament, a corner 3 with seconds left, to knock off the two-time defending 4A state champs. He averaged around 16 points, six boards and four assists per game for the Spartans. (READ MORE)

LIAM LLOYD, GONZAGA PREP, G, 6-5

Committed to: Grand Canyon

After two years as a key contributor to Gonzaga Prep’s back-to-back 4A state championships, Lloyd established himself among the state’s best guards. From his 46 points in the season opener to a 34-point outburst on the road against top-ranked Union, Lloyd captained a young Bullpup team to a run that ended in the Tacoma Dome. (WATCH MORE HERE)

BRADY METZ, KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN, G, 5-10

Committed to: Walla Walla Community College

A knock-down shooter and first team all-1A Trico League selection who was a key part of multiple state tournament runs, including a 2019 run to the 1A state championship game. Metz will go on to play for longtime Walla Walla coach Jeff Reinland, who his dad, Matt Metz, played for in the 90s.

JOSIAH MILLER, CURTIS, F, 6-6

Committed to: Skagit Valley College

Was the Vikings’ only true low-post threat last season, he averaged a double-double (16.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg).

EMANI MITCHELL, WILSON, G, 6-1

Committed to: University of Puget Sound

Mitchell was a second team all-3A Pierce County League selection on a talent-laden Wilson group that won league, district and finished fourth in the 3A state tournament.

JABE MULLINS, MOUNT SI, G, 6-6

Committed to: Saint Mary’s

Mullins was the captain, the key and the motor behind Mount Si’s 4A state championship run a year after finishing runners-up. The 6-6 point guard aways looked in control and did a little bit of everything along the way — scored, rebounded and doled out eye-popping assists. Mullins was Scorebook Live’s 4A state player of the year. (READ MORE)

KENDALL MUNSON, GARFIELD, F, 6-8

Committed to: Pepperdine

A force down low, Munson, a three-star, left Puyallup and teamed up with fellow senior Tari Eason and rising guards Koren Johnson and Jaylin Stewart to lead Garfield to a 3A state title. Posted double-double figures. (READ MORE)

TYLER PATTERSON, MOUNT SI, F, 6-7

Committed to: Montana State

Patterson was Mount Si’s defensive specialist on its run to a 4A state championship. He posted 15.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game and delivered key performances in the state tournament.

ADAM PARKER, MERCER ISLAND, G, 6-6

Committed to: Dominican College

Versatile, athletic guard/wing can do a little bit of everything. He helped lead Mercer Island to a 3A KingCo League title.

ISAAC PEREZ, TOPPENISH, G, 6-0

Committed to: Big Bend Community College

The first team all-CWAC selection led Toppenish to a nearly unblemished regular season, a league title and a sixth place finish at state. Now, he’ll head to Moses Lake to prove himself in the JC ranks.

BRAYDEN QUANTRILLE, GLACIER PEAK, G/F, 6-2

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Committed to: Everett Community College

Quantrille was the 4A Wesco MVP during the Glacier Peak’s state semifinal run, helping build its best record in program history. Quantrille can back you down, spot up and shoot and served as a veteran presence for the Grizzlies. He won’t be going far to compete at the next level.

TYLER RICKETTS, EVERGREEN, G, 6-2

Committed to: Lower Columbia College

The team’s defensive specialist finished his high school career by helping the Plainsmen lock up a 3A Greater St. Helens League title, finish second in its district tournament in a season that ended in the Tacoma Dome. Ricketts stood out with his basketball IQ and on-ball defense.

DANNY RIGSBY, ST. GEORGE’S, G, 5-9

Committed to: Western Washington

Rigsby was a fixture in the backcourt for the Dragons. The 1,000-point scorer posted 16 points per game as a senior, and embraced his role as a facilitator. “He could choose to score it more, but he’s been good in so many ways. His leadership, he’s always making the right play,” Dragons coach Ryan Peplinski said. He’ll play basketball and run track at WWU.

TEDDY RODRIGUEZ, EISENHOWER, PG, 5-9

Committed to: Multnomah University

Rodriguez is a three-year varsity captain and two-year Big 9 all-league selection.

TYSON ROGALETTE, MEAD, G, 6-4

Committed to: Linfield

KYSON ROSE, KAMIAKIN, F/C, 6-10

Committed to: Central Washington

Rose was a lumbering presence with a versatile game and a soft touch as Kamiakin made a run to the 3A state quarterfinals and finished sixth.

VLADIMER SALARIDZE, WEST SEATTLE, F, 6-7

Committed to: Eastern Florida State College

Salaridze went from a fringe rotation guy to all-Metro League second team selection, sporting a back-to-the-basket and face-up game. He averaged nearly 15 points and 12 boards per game in the state’s toughest league.

NOAH SANDERS, CENTRAL VALLEY, G, 6-3

Committed to: Spokane Community College

Leader and a scorer on a Central Valley team that won the 4A Greater St. Helens League, its district tournament and made a run to the 4A state championship game. Scored a team-high 16 points in a 4A state semifinal win over top-seeded and previously undefeated Union.

MITCHELL SAXEN, INGRAHAM, C, 6-11

Committed to: Saint Mary’s

Had he been healthy, there’s little doubt Saxen could have established himself as the state’s most dominant center. The Saint Mary’s commit was hurt most of the season, and returned in limited minutes toward its end. (READ MORE)

TRISTAN SMITH, SOUTHRIDGE, F, 6-6

Committed to: Columbia Basin Community College

The MCC’s second most prolific scorer posted more than 22 points per game and earned all-conference first team honors. 

NATE SNOOK, COLUMBIA RIVER, G, 6-2

Committed to: Lower Columbia College

The two-time 2A Greater St. Helens League player of the year was a three-year starter in David Long’s vaunted system, flashing quick hands and scoring prowess.

BRYCE STROM, YAKAMA TRIBAL, G, 5-10

Committed to: Yakima Valley College

After his brother went down with a knee injury, Bryce Strom received all-state recognition after stepping up to lead Yakama Tribal in scoring as the team reached the 1B state finals for the second straight season season.

BRYAN STROM, YAKAMA TRIBAL, G, 5-7

Committed to: Yakima Valley College

Five-year varsity point guard overcame a knee injury to help Yakama Tribal reach the 1B state title game for the second consecutive season.

TANNER TOOLSON, UNION, G, 6-5

Committed to: Brigham Young University

OK — here’s the fine print: Toolson, who is set to embark on his two-year LDS mission, is technically classified as a 2022 recruit, as the 2022-23 season will be his freshman year. But Washington’s Mr. Basketball 2020 was in the echelon of most impactful players in the state this past season as a senior. He blossomed to led Union to a third place finish in the 4A state tournament and broke several program records on his way. On May 14, Toolson followed in his father, former BYU standout and NBA player Andy Toolson’s footsteps by committing to the Cougars live on Instagram with Scorebook Live Washington. (READ MORE)

CONNOR TURNER, WEST VALLEY (YAKIMA), C, 7-1

Committed to: Idaho State

The Columbia Basin Big 9 defensive player of the year was disruptive at the rim, and efficient as he averaged a double-double as a senior to help the Rams reach the Tacoma Dome. He’ll join Idaho State as a walk-on.

AARON VON BRUCK, NATHAN HALE, G, 6-5

Committed to: North Idaho College

A good guard with great size who accounted for 9.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.9 blocks as a senior who went 8-8 in Metro League play this past season.

VISAL VORN, FRANKLIN, G/F, 6-3

Committed to: Highline College

WYATT WALKER, BURLINGTON-EDISON, F, 6-7

Committed to: Whitworth

The Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association’s 2A state player of the year was a versatile multi-year standout for the 2019-20 league champ Tigers.

JAYLEN-WES WILLIAMS, FEDERAL WAY, G, 5-9

Committed to: Clackamas Community College

Federal Way’s lock-down defender could fill it up on offense when needed, too. He set up the offense, controlled the floor and provided leadership amid a talented Federal Way’s run to the 4A state quarterfinals.

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