Posted On: 11/8/17 4:34 PM

As we enter the 2017-2018 season, we prepare for some major programs to take shape and lead the state. A lot of young talent spread across the state of Washington, playing for many different teams. Here’s a closer look at some players from the 2018 class that you might want to keep an eye out for.

Erik Stevenson – Timberline

Stevenson had a pretty good junior season, leading his team in scoring and improving his skills. He has already picked up a few offers and looks to gain even more this summer while playing for Washington Supreme in the Under Armor circuit.

CJ Elleby – Cleveland

After making a state appearance his sophomore season, Elleby wasn’t able to lead his team to another appearance this season. He played at a high level all season and continues to grow as a player. He will be playing for Seattle Rotary 17u in the Nike EYBL circuit.

Kevin Porter Jr. – Rainier Beach

Porter took a big step this season, leading his team in scoring and becoming a better leader on the court. He has improved his three point shooting and should continue to get better. He will be playing for Seattle Rotary 17u this summer.

Emmit Matthews – Wilson

Matthews has added way more skill to his game and it showed this season. He is a special talent who can play inside out. He will be playing in the Under Armor circuit with Washington Supreme.

Marcus Austin – Seattle Academy

Austin had a really good season, leading Seattle Academy in scoring and picking up an offer from Cal Poly. He will be playing with Seattle Rotary 17u.

Brock Mackenzie – Eastside Catholic

Mackenzie has been playing at a high level, competing with the best and scoring pretty easy. He has been knocking shots down consistently and looks to keep things going as he enters AAU. He will be playing for Washington Supreme.

Trevante Anderson – Rainier Beach

Anderson took on a bigger role this season and did a great job being the leader his team needed him to be. He helped Lincoln make another state tournament appearance. He will be playing for Washington Supreme this summer.

Marquan Williams – Franklin

Williams played really well in his first season in Seattle, he will look to play at a high level this summer as he eneters the EYBL circuit with the Seattle Rotary 17u.

Nic Lynch – Seattle Prep

Lynch hold a couple offers and has been receivng much interest. He had a solid junior season, but should do way more damage in AAU. He will be playing for Friends of Hoop.

Riley Sorn – Richland

Sorn stepped on the scene at the state tournament, leading the state in blocked shots. At 7’3 he has a great defensive presence. He will be playing for Washington Supreme.

Philip Pepple – Shorecrest

Pepple is still getting a better feel for the game, but he holds a great post presence on both ends of the floor, dunking the ball aggressively and blocking shots at a high level. He will be playing for Seattle Rotary 17u.

Jalen Green – Linbergh

Green had a solid junior season, leading Linbergh to a state tournament appearance. He is still growing and adding more skills to his game. He will be playing for NW Panthers in the Adidas circuit.