Posted On: 01/12/22 2:35 PM

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A lot of these underclassmen are either emerging as go-to-guys or are key cogs in talented sides. While eyes may be towards their futures, it shouldn’t be overlooked what they’re able to do on the court this season. They represent part of the next wave of talented Washington hoopers that span across the state. Getting playing time at a young age will be instrumental in their growth and development. Put these names down, because they’re here to stay.

Shelton Henton (2025) 6’4 G Interlake

Just a freshman, Henton wasn’t even starting to begin the season. He’s obviously made some strides since then, although it’s hard to imagine someone with his length wasn’t already on the up. Sometimes it takes taller players time to adjust to their newfound height, but Henton seems well adjusted. He has good hands and anticipation on defense, interrupting passing lanes and getting lots of tips. He even guarded Hazen’s Jaxon Nap Jaxon Nap 6'5" | SF Hazen | 2022 State WA for a while in a game on January 5th. That says a lot about his coach’s expectations for him. Henton has a natural feel offensively for ball-handling and initiating the offense. He could even blossom into a knockdown shooter as his high school

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