Posted On: 11/11/18 8:30 AM
The talent pool is so deep in the state of Washington, it can be easy to overlook some hidden gems. Even so, these studs are key contributors for their respective teams.
They manage to compete at the highest level and leader their teams. Their efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are here to recognize them for the excellent play night in and night out.
Here are some of the sleepers to watch out for in the 2019 class this season.
Christian Liddell, Jackson High School, 6’2 SG: The Sharpshooter from Jackson high school was a 1st team All-WesCo player a year ago but he isn’t satisfied. Liddell made strides as a scorer and a leader as his first season as the go to guy. After a good summer playing for North City, he displayed an improved handle and the ability to finish in traffic. Now as a senior and a veteran leader, he will need to bring it all together as he looks to turn some heads.
Lucas Bowser, Olympia High School, 6’4 G: Say hello to the newest member of the 1000-point club at Olympia high school. The lefty point guard can really do it all. He is great in transition, using his size and strength to get to the rim. He can shoot the ball from deep and he doesn’t need a screen to get open, as he can create space off the bounce. Lucas is a very aggressive guard who constantly puts pressure on the defense. The SPSL 2nd teamer will continue to build his resume as the final chapter of his high school career comes to a come conclusion after this season.
Niko Trifunovic, Seattle Prep High School, 6’2 PG: The Seattle Prep senior guard could easily be over looked because of the level of talent he encounters night in and night out in the 3A Metro league. By definition, Niko Trifunovic is a true lead guard. Niko thrives in pick and roll situations, he is very crafty and can shoot the ball very well from anywhere on the court. Trifunovic doesn’t have any glaring wholes in his game, but he will need to bulk up if he wants to make an impact at the next level.
Jishai Miller, Federal Way High School, 6’4 SG: Miller spent the summer playing in the EYBL and Peach Jam with Seattle Rotary. He saw limited playing time, but there is a lot he could take away from that experience. Coming into his senior year, the lefty shooter will be playing a key role on the 21st ranked high school team in the country. He hasn’t received much interest from universities, but he will have plenty of opportunity to showcase his skillset. With the additions of playmaking PG Pierre Crockrell and junior High Riser Tari Eason, Miller will have his share of open looks.