After finishing finishing atop the league standings, 2nd at district, and 4th at state, Tumwater has reason to be excited for the upcoming season. They are one of the top teams in 2A once again and will be looking to…
After finishing finishing atop the league standings, 2nd at district, and 4th at state, Tumwater has reason to be excited for the upcoming season. They are one of the top teams in 2A once again and will be looking to finish at the top. They have the personnel to do so, and it all begins with their senior standout guard,. This is a deep team that has a lot of players who have upped their game in the off-season.
– 17.9 PPG 4.8 RPG 4.0 APG 40% 3PFG (73 made) – 85% FT
– 12.4 PPG 4.1 RPG 50% FG
– 7.8 PPG 35% 3PFG (33 made)
Luke Reid – 3.9 PPG 41% 3PFG (27 made)
Tanner Brewer – 3.2 PPG
Braydon Oram – 3.3 PPG
There’s no question that this is his team this year. He’ll be the leader, and the one that Tumwater will rely heavily on to not only score but also be one of the primary ball handlers. He was more of a three point shooting scorer last season, this year he has a more complete scoring package. He can score on all levels and is a stronger player than he was last season. That’s not to say that he won’t still be one of the best three point shooters in the state, because he will. As evidenced by his 40% on 73 makes last year. He plays hard on both ends and should up his stats across the board.
The team’s second leading scorer from last year, and a great athlete. Most of his buckets came from drives to the hoop or cutting to the hoop. He’s a better shooter this season and I think he will up his three point shooting volume and percentage. He should still play to his strengths and get points going hard to the rim. He had over 10 dunks in games last season, which is telling of his athletic ability. He shot 50% from the field a year ago. This season he will be counted on to use his athleticism to grab more rebounds no doubt, since Tumwater lost both its starting post players from a year ago.
This kid is a good three point shooter and has some deep range on his shot. The fact that he made 41% of his attempts last year, tells you that. He can also take the pressure off of Brewer and play the point, some of which he did last season. I’m not sure if he started all season, but he started in some games. He is also a good on ball defensive player who uses his quickness well. He should be a big part of what Tumwater does and if he can continue to knock down threes on regular basis, it will keep the defense honest and not allow them to solely focus on Brewer and Collins. This team is deep enough for others to step up this season and spread out the scoring when they need to.
His role this year will be an important one, as I mentioned they lost both their bigs from a year ago. He will step in and be able to fill one of those those voids. He’s also an improved player who has had a good off-season. He should hold down a starting role in the post this season.
He’s probably more known for his skills on the baseball diamond although he has some skills on the court as well. Mainly, he is a tough defensive player who gets his share of steals and isn’t afraid to get after it. He can also shoot the three, giving Tumwater another threat from deep. Look out if all these guys are knocking down shots, that would make this team virtually unguardable. This is also a team that can go 10 deep if they need to.
The lefty shot 35% from three last season while making 35 of them. His 7.8 points average was 4th best on the team. He often came off the bench last year as the sixth man. He was able to provide that extra scoring via the long ball a lot of the time. He will also be a candidate to grab more rebounds this year with the loss of the two big men from last year’s team.
He should step up and take over a big role for this team and brings some size and good athleticism. He’s also had a good off-season and can definitely fill a big role. As I said, this team is deep, so it’s hard to say what type of role each player will have. He is capable of having a big one.