With the Washington High School State Championship scheduled to be played tomorrow night, it's only fitting that we look back at the tremendous talent that has come out of the great Pacific Northwest.
At one time in the not-too-distant past, it was abnormal for a Washington product to garner national attention. Nowadays it seems to be fairly common to see talent from the Evergreen State recruited to Top 25 schools and drafted into the NBA.
Let's go over the "weights and measures" of how the list was formed before the countdown begins:
--Each nominee had to play high-school basketball within the state of Washington.
--NBA career is the top weight, followed by college career, NBA draft status, high school career, McDonald's All-American participation, and National/State awards.
--Projection also carries some heavy weight as you will see in the rankings of players like Brandon Roy and Rodney Stuckey, and Isaiah Thomas (above).