The high school basketball season is officially upon us and tomorrow the Kentridge Chargers kick off their season by welcoming five teams to their gym for a Jamboree. 4A Tahoma, 3A Auburn, O’Dea, Seattle Prep, and 2A Enumclaw will get…
The high school basketball season is officially upon us and tomorrow the Kentridge Chargers kick off their season by welcoming five teams to their gym for a Jamboree. 4A Tahoma, 3A Auburn, O’Dea, Seattle Prep, and 2A Enumclaw will get together for an afternoon of condensed games kicking off at 12 PM.
In this preview, I’ll highlight the top players to watch from each team and some potential breakout players for the 2022-23 season.
Each Teams’ Top Players
G Elijah Cain Elijah Cain 6'2" | SG Kentridge | 2023 State WA | Kentridge
The Graham Kapowsin transfer is a killer with corner threes. He’s quick and strong with the ball, and is capable of the spectacular around the rim.
F Adam Davis Adam Davis 6'5" | SF Tahoma | 2024 State WA | Tahoma
Next up for the Bears, Davis is 6’5 with quick defensive hands and the ability to guard the perimeter and interior. A solid mid-range shot and good activity are the foundation of his offensive game.
G Semaj Brown Semaj Brown 6'5" | SG Auburn | 2023 State WA | Auburn
A highly effective and athletic two-way player around the key, Brown will show off a more diverse offensive game this season, drilling threes and creating off the dribble.
G Mason Williams Mason Williams 6'4" | PG O'Dea | 2023 State WA | O’Dea
This smooth-scoring guard glides through defenses, drains long-range shots, and has the length to contribute on the glass and disrupt defensively.
G/F Christian King Christian King 6'8" | SG Seattle Prep | 2023 State WA | Seattle Prep
This sharpshooter will be tasked with more playmaking this season and should show off an improved iso game creating his own looks at a higher rate.
G Carter DeRosier | Enumclaw
The Hornets’ top returning playmaker, DeRosier finds shooters with skip passes, hits cutters inside on bounce passes, and is smart with pump fakes to open up passing lanes.
G Nirvaan Misra Nirvaan Misra 6'3" | CG Seattle Prep | 2025 State WA | Seattle Prep
Misra is active on both ends and plays with great instincts. He’ll be new to the rotation this season but with his combo of ballhandling and shooting, should be a key guard for the Panthers.
G/F Luvens Valcin Luvens Valcin 6'2" | SF Auburn | 2024 State WA | Auburn
A big-time athlete with that top-dog mentality, Valcin should show off an improved jumper that will open up drives to the rim and let the strong guard flourish in one-on-ones and find open space off the ball.
G Noel Davis Noel Davis 5'11" | PG O'Dea | 2024 State WA | O’Dea
Davis will share a lot of the playmaking responsibilities with Mason Williams Mason Williams 6'4" | PG O'Dea | 2023 State WA , and although that will be his primary contribution this season, he’s also a solid scorer who can sink shots from any spot on the court.
G Jamari Harris Jamari Harris 6'4" | CG Kentridge | 2024 State WA | Kentridge
This is a talented guard to watch. Good burst, extended range, and a high work rate. This guard plays a smart, well-rounded offensive game and his fight will show across the board.