Taking a closer look at some of the top duos around the state going into the post-season. From 2B to 4A there are many more but here are a few to watch. LaConner Ellie Marble 33 State 3 Pos 6'0"…
Taking a closer look at some of the top duos around the state going into the post-season. From 2B to 4A there are many more but here are a few to watch.
Certainly no strangers to success under longtime hall of fame coach Scott Novak. LaConner has been a 2B powerhouse program for many years. He stepped down after last season. There is still talent there to compete for a state title. It starts with Marble on the interior who was averaging 23.1 points a game and 11.5 rebounds through 15 games according to Max Preps. She is strong and uses her size to help her get easy buckets in the paint. Not many teams have an answer for her size and skill-set in Class 2B. Also a standout in volleyball, she has signed to play at Central WA next year.
A lights out shooter who shoots the three at a high percentage. She was averaging 19 points a game through fifteen and makes for the other half of the dynamic duo. This is an inside out combo that is the among the most talented in 2B if not the most talented. She had made 45 threes through 15 games at 42%. She also shoots 80% from the line. Shooter!
One of the best guard prospects in the state. She is currently a 4 star recruit as a point guard. She may make it 5 with her skills and the results lately. Those results have her team ranked #1 in Class 1A and a heavy favorite heading into the post-season. She is tough as nails and there isn’t much she can’t do. She is an elite player who can run a team with the best of them. She scores from all levels and is strong with the ball in her hands. She can shoot from deep or use her excellent mid-range game to get buckets. She is also capable of blowing by the defense and finishes with strength and smoothness.
She is the beneficiary of her aforementioned teammate drawing the defense much of the time. She gets open looks and knocks them down. She is a shooter and a perfect compliment to Coppinger and the rest of the team. Above average athlete who can defend any of the guard positions.
Part of one of the best backcourts in the state. She has excellent court vision and basketball IQ. She is able to blow by the defense and find open shooters consistently. She is also a good defensive player who can score when needed off the drive or shooting threes.
Exceptional athlete who uses her quickness and ball skills to her advantage. She is great in the open floor with crafty finishing and footers in the lane. These two are interchangeable and part of a very talented backcourt with others who can also play on a good team.
Part of perhaps the most talented duo in the Class of 2024. She is putting up huge numbers with double doubles coming on a nightly basis. She uses great footwork and strength to finish in the paint. Not many teams or players can match up with her. If they manage to slow her down which I have yet to see, she can always kick it out to the next part of the dynamic duo.
She has elite level skills at 6’2 she can play like a point guard who handles the rock and scores in the lane over opposing players. She has some crafty moves when she gets around the rim area and can finish or facilitate the break. I like the shooter in her game and believe that part will be one of her biggest strengths. She can shoot it from deep with little effort. Watch out for Chiawana in the future as the talent doesn’t stop here.
She is an athletic guard who can beat you off the dribble and shoot the three. She excels at getting downhill and her speed and overall athleticism makes her tough to stop when she gets it going. She is great in the open, floor kicking it into a higher gear and getting to the basket.
I first saw her play at the Top 250 Expo in Bellevue last summer. I believe she earned MVP honors in the 1st game I watched. It was her ability to shoot the ball that was in full display. She can stretch the defense at 6’0 and hit deep threes at a high level. She had 31 points in a game earlier this year and has been hitting threes at a high rate. She has a soft touch from mid-range and with her size can get buckets from anywhere.