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12-02-2008, 11:23 PM
Joe Harris: HS hoops getting fired up across the state. Nice to see this story in WenatcheeWorld.com (http://wenatcheeworld.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081202/SPORTS03/712029939) about the Chelan boys basketball team and my favorite goat, this young man:

CTL race up for grabs
Chelan still the favorite, but Cascade and Omak gaining ground
By Eric Gordon
World sports writer
Posted December 02, 2008


Heading into a new season, Chelan is minus four starters from a year ago but still has the league’s best player in dynamic, 6-foot-6 junior Joe Harris, who averaged a league-best 22.2 points per game a year ago and is a beast on both ends of the court.

With a lot of new faces in the starting lineup, coach Joe Harris — the father of Joe Harris the player — doesn’t think the team will put the added pressure on itself of having something to make up for.

“I don’t know if we’ve got stuff to prove,” coach Harris says. “Maybe, if we had the same group coming back. We had a great run last year that accomplished a lot of great things, and I guess we’ll try to build on that.”

While the younger Harris is enough to make Chelan one of the favorites this year, he’s not exactly alone.
Kyle Wiltjer: Competition for Portland's Jesuit HS's Kyle Wiltjer is going to be tough, but my fingers are still crossed. Don't know if this Rivals video (http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-basketball/Kyle-Wiltjer-Highlights-1-34134?done=true) has been posted before, but it's fun to watch. Random photo of Kyle:


BBrett Kingma: More from HeraldNet.com's Mike Caine in this blurb:
[B]Answering the tough questions in prep boys basketball
By Mike Cane
Herald Writer
2. Which team has the best backcourt duo?

The answer is easy, Stanwood's coach said: Jackson guards Ryan Todd and Brett Kingma. Todd, a junior, and Kingma, a sophomore, combined to average nearly 30 points per game last season.

"I can't imagine a better backcourt," Stanwood's Ward said. "Wow. I don't know how you guard that. I'm kind of hoping that if we make districts we miss them."

The Jackson guards are especially dangerous because they're great shooters and ballhandlers, Ward said: "It's hard. Who do you put your best defender on?"

"It usually takes multiple defenders to slow them down," Mariner head coach Dexter Griffen said. "I expect with that, and the other players that they bring back, that they should be contending for the (Wesco South) title."This pic of Brett is from the last story (http://heraldnet.com/article/20081127/SPORTS01/711279918/1004/SPORTS) posted on this board:


12-03-2008, 09:01 AM
If Joe Harris is 6'6" and maybe still growing I can see him developing into a real nice player to recruit in to GU.