In an effort to shine a brighter spotlight on Washington high school basketball players, we are introducing our first-ever SBLive Boys Basketball Recruiting Rankings.
Our rankings are compiled by SBLive Basketball Analyst Dan Dickau based on observations and conversations with an extensive network of coaching and media sources across the country. The players have been evaluated through a college recruiting lens and analyzed in four categories: athleticism, ball skills, basketball IQ and upside.
Over the next few days we will continue to roll out our Top 25 players in Washington. You can find the full rankings at the bottom of the post.
Here’s a closer look at No. 3 on the list, Mt. Spokane senior Tyson Degenhart.
SBLIVE WA RANKING: NO. 3
➡️ HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-8
➡️ WEIGHT: 205 POUNDS
➡️ POSITION: FORWARD
➡️ CLASS: 2021
➡️ HIGH SCHOOL: MT. SPOKANE
➡️ HIGH SCHOOL COACH: DAVID WAGENBLAST
➡️ CLUB TEAM: WASHINGTON SUPREME
➡️ OFFERS: SIGNED WITH BOISE STATE
➡️ TWITTER: @tdeggie13
ATHLETICISM: Degenhart has good length and tremendous balance on a frame that will add more strength and explosiveness. His hand-eye coordination is off the charts, allowing him to catch in traffic while his balance allows him to pivot into difficult finishes in tight spaces.
BALL SKILLS: Degenhart is a stretch 4 that can post as a 5 with the right matchup, and he has 3-man range and the ability to put the ball on the deck. Maybe the best thing about Degenhart is his versatility which will translate well to Boise State. The biggest thing for him to improve on is playing low on the perimeter to get by smaller, quicker defenders with the bounce.
BASKETBALL IQ: He has a tremendous feel for game and does whatever is asked of him to put his team in position to win. He has completely transformed Mt. Spokane basketball culture with his leadership and competitiveness.
UPSIDE: Degenhart committed to Leon Rice and Boise State early in the process because it was such a great fit. He didn’t rest after his commitment and continued to improve. He has the potential to be a really good, possibly all-league type of player in the Mountain West.
NO. 24: KELSON GEBBERS, BREWSTER
NO. 23: TYCE PAULSEN, CURTIS
NO. 22: GAVIN MARRS, ELLENSBURG
NO. 21: COBI CAMPBELL, PUYALLUP
NO. 20: TYLER BILODEAU, KAMIAKIN
NO: 19: COOPER CHURCH, TAHOMA
NO. 18: CAYDEN MCDANIEL, WILSON
NO. 17: QUIN PATTERSON, MOUNT SI
NO. 16: TYLER MRUS, SEATTLE PREP
NO. 15: JULIAN AGOSTO, NATHAN HALE
NO. 14: TREVON BLASSINGAME, AUBURN
NO. 13: BRAEDEN SMITH, SEATTLE PREP
NO. 12: KOBE YOUNG, CHIAWANA
NO. 11: MALEEK ARINGTON, AUBURN
NO. 10: LEO DEBRUHL, SEATTLE ACADEMY
NO. 9: TYLER LINHARDT, KING’S
NO. 8: JOHN CHRISTOFILIS, O’DEA
NO. 7: JAYLIN STEWART, GARFIELD
NO. 5: KOREN JOHNSON, GARFIELD
NO. 4: JACKSON GRANT, OLYMPIA
NO. 3: TYSON DEGENHART, MT. SPOKANE