Posted On: 05/8/19 3:56 PM
Whatever is in the water in Lynden, it continues to help produce college basketball players. Christian Zamora is the latest to commit to a college destination from Lynden and the Lynden High School graduate will take his 6-foot-5, 185-pound sharp-shooting frame to Western Washington, announcing his decision late last week.
“Meeting with Coach (Tony) Dominguez on my visit and then a few days after my visit for dinner we had a great talk about his vision and the plan he has for WWU basketball and how I could help impact,” Zamora said. “That really got me believing in it and I felt that I really want to be apart of that. And then also Bellingham was my home before Lynden so it’s kind of the best of both worlds.”
Zamora visited Western Washington and Lewis-Clark State in Idaho before coming to a decision on the Vikings. The plan on the court is to wait a year but he’s ready to get to work. “They have a few good guards so I’ll redshirt and get some experience with how things work and spend the first year getting stronger and getting to know what it’s like,” Zamora said. “And I believe that this redshirt year will really help me and my game immensely and I can’t wait.”
Zamora is the latest Lynden resident to commit to a college, whether it’s D-I, D-II, D-III, NAIA, or JC. So just what is it in the water that produces all these college basketball players? “I think it’s just the Lynden legacy that we buy into,” Zamora said. “All the seniors signing to play from Lynden / Lynden Christian I think know that the town of Lynden is known to have good ball players and we all work hard to be those type of players.”
Zamora currently ranks as the #41 player in the PrepHoops Washington Class of 2019 rankings.