Posted On: 01/7/19 12:17 AM

Every year at the State Playoffs at the Tacoma Dome, there are teams that shock everyone with their level of cohesiveness, size and/or talent. Most major news media publications often favor the Seattle/Tacoma area teams and sometimes one Spokane team, as is the case this year. Gonzaga Prep and Federal Way are the two favorites to win 4A, but there is more talent to go around. We should not be surprised when there is talented teams from outside of the major cities in western Washington. Be on the lookout for these three teams that look like they have enough to make some noise come playoff time. 

Union High School- How does the number one ranked team in 4A (according to the WIAA RPI) get overlooked? Well, a lot of Washington is not in tune with the level of talent in the southern part of the state. A lot of players in Vancouver play club ball with Portland-based teams or stay put in Vancouver, so the players are not quite as recognizable. Union has talent! They are currently 14-0 and coming off a blowout win versus Enumclaw. 2019 6'0 G Ethan Smith is a legitamate scoring threat from the guard

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