Posted On: 01/14/21 11:55 AM

It is not very often we talk about 8th graders when it comes to high school basketball. However, there are exceptions to every rule. This year we have had a few 8th graders step-up and make an impact at the next level. Their future is bright, look at these youngsters!

Alphabetically, here are the 8th Graders you need to see:

Carter Baasch (2025) |5-6 G| Maple Valley – He has a great feel for the game for a young guard. Carter has solid ball skills and is not afraid of bigger stronger defenders. I like his resilience as a ballhandler. He is a tough kid who does not back down. Carter can shoot it from 3-point range, and he has a nice jumper. He is a heady player that seems to always make the right move. 

Jakob Starcevic (2025) |6-2 F| Thompson – He is an elite athlete as an 8th grader. Jakob has ridiculous anticipatory skills for his youthful age. He can run the floor with great speed and finish in traffic like a senior. Jakob blocks a surprising number of shots. I like how he competes as an underclassman and does not back down

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