By Sandy Ringer, Seattle Times

5 players to watch


Cameron Tyson, Bothell (6-2, Jr., G): Electric scorer (No. 2 in KingCo last year at 21.0 ppg) hit better than 40 percent from 3-point land as a sophomore and can also penetrate.

Jake Medjo, Bothell (6-5, Sr., W): Most skilled big-man in the conference can stretch the floor and create matchup problems for most teams. Also a force on defense.

Kellan Przybylski, Skyline (6-2, Sr., G): Steady shooter from nearly anywhere on the court, Przybylski was Skyline’s top scorer last season (14.7 ppg) and is multifaceted.

Michael Roth, Woodinville (6-4, Jr., F): Dynamic athlete doesn’t just rely on his abilities as he’s known for his hustle plays that pay dividends at both ends of the court.

Tanner Davis, Issaquah (6-6, Sr., F): Led the Eagles on the boards last year and appears ready to step into the offensive spotlight with his combination of size and athleticism.


Taya Corosdale, Bothell (6-2, Sr., W/P): Reigning MVP, who has signed with Oregon State, consistently delivers double-doubles and can score inside or out.

Gina Marxen, Eastlake (5-7, Jr., G): Smooth and poised at a young age, Marxen was the league’s second-leading scorer and top three-point shooter as a sophomore.

Jade Loville, Skyline (5-10, Jr., G): Ultra-athletic with a deceptively quick first step, Loville can explode to the hoop and creates matchup nightmares for many opponents.

Regan Schenck, Woodinville (5-6, So., G): Combination of speed and strength give the returning point guard a huge upside. Scored, boarded and dished with the best as a frosh.

Amanda Luckett, Inglemoor (6-1, Sr., F/C): A force inside, Luckett uses footwork to her advantage; was part of the 2014-15 team that reached state championship game.

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5 teams to watch


Bothell: The Cougars get the early nod as favorites with a trio of the league’s top players (Jake Medjo, Cameron Tyson, Josh Kollman) and a high-octane offense. Could run away with the title if they play up to potential.

Woodinville: Even without Tony Miller, the league’s top scorer the past two years, the Falcons expect to contend again after last year’s regional loss to two-time champ Federal Way; look for up-tempo game under new coach Greg Turcott.

Issaquah: Defending league champions, who went on to place sixth at state, lost their top three scorers to graduation and have a new head coach (former assistant Chris Lyle), but feature enough size and depth to make an impact again.

Mount Si: The Wildcats won just four league games last year and return only one full-time starter, but former Issaquah coach Jason Griffith steps in with a talented group of underclassmen and this team could be a dark horse.

Skyline: There’s never a lack of athletes on the Plateau and the Spartans should be a more balanced team this season. If the race is for second behind Bothell, they could be in the hunt after adjusting to their fourth coach in four years.


Bothell: With two of the league’s most prolific scorers returning in Taya Corosdale and Keyonna Jones, the Cougars come in with high expectations (and No. 2 ranking) after their run to the state semifinals in 2015-16.

Eastlake: A seasoned team (four returning starters) that was among the Sweet 16 last season, Eastlake appears primed for another strong run and have a promising freshman in 6-3 Keeli Burton.

Woodinville: All but one starter returns from a team that averaged nearly 60 points per game last season, including one of the program’s most prolific 3-point scorers in sophomore Maddy Debois (third all-time with 47).

Skyline: Some were surprised to see the Spartans start the season ranked No. 9, but they look to be much improved from last year’s .500 team that narrowly missed the regional round. Young overall with just three seniors.

Inglemoor: The Vikings could be the spoiler team in the league with a strong core of returning seniors and a driven group of underclassmen anxious to make an early impression.

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