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With the high school basketball season well underway across the state of Washington, SBLive is continuing to debut its boys basketball power rankings by classification to send teams into winter break and holiday tournaments.

RELATED: SBLive's 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A coaches poll

Up next, is 4A. These rankings are based on observations and conversations with coaches and statewide media. These rankings will be updated weekly starting in January.


1. Mount Si (4-0)

The reigning state champs have maybe the most complete rotation in the state — a nice blend of experienced college-caliber talent and underclassmen ready for the varsity spotlight. Third-year starting point guard Bennett O’Connor is a gifted facilitator and game manager, UC San Diego signee Quin Patterson can play inside and out and junior 6-9 center Miles Heide (15 points, 17 boards) could be in the early stages of a breakout season. Sophomore guards Blake Forrest and Trevor Hennig can score and defend.

2. Kamiakin (5-0)

Four starters return from a team that went 15-1 and won a Mid-Columbia Conference and district title. Oregon State commit Tyler Bilodeau surprised people in the spring after a pandemic growth spurt. The 6-9 forward won’t catch anyone off-guard this year, but his scoring package, court vision and rim protect make keying in on him tough. Trey Arland, point guard Nate Gray Jr and Peter Dress return around Bilodeau.

3. Federal Way (2-1)

Don’t overlook after an early double-digit loss to Auburn. The Eagles have a roster well-postioned to adapt coach Yattah Reed’s play-defense-or-sit philosophy. Dae’Sean Johnson-Holiday (23 points per game) returns, and the rest of the Eagles’ lineup is 6-3 to 6-5. Juniors Isaiah Afework and Dace Pleasant will play key roles, as well as 6-2 guard Roman Hutchinson.

4. Curtis (4-0)

Sophomore Zoom Diallo and junior Tyce Paulsen — both Division I prospects — make up one of the state’s most dynamic backcourts. Where the Vikings lack size, they make up with pressure-happy, high-energy defense. Went 13-5 in the spring and already logged an RPI-boosting win over Jackson.

5. Union (2-1)

Went 16-1 in the spring after a third place state finish, but this year’s Titans are a much different looking team than the spread-you-out, run-and-gun torrid shooting teams in recent years. Head coach Blake Conley plays a six-man rotation, orchestrated by returning first team all-4A Greater St. Helens League point guard and Vanguard commit Bryson Metz and Yanni Fassilisl, a Washougal transfer and the reigning 2A GSHL MVP, adds an interior presence who can score in a variety of ways.

6. Olympia (5-0)

Strong start to the season fueled by junior point guard Parker Gerrits. The 6-1 Gerrits is a college prospect and can play off-ball and 6-7 forward Andreas Engholm is a versatile presence down low. The Bears finished fourth in state in 2020, went 14-2 in the spring, have a win over Sumner and are strong 4A South Puget Sound League contenders.

7. Camas (3-0)

At 6-foot-5 and a diverse scoring package, Camas might have the 4A Greater St. Helens League’s most impactful player in first team all-league pick Carson Frawley and adds an impact floor general in freshman Beckett Currie. The Papermakers went 10-5 in the spring and are as close on paper to knocking off perennial Union as anyone has been in years. Question remains - is this team’s ceiling higher?

8. Jackson (5-1)

The 4A Wesco is open at the top with Mariner and Glacier Peak, but Jackson gains an early edge for pulling out a win over 2A top-10 Port Angeles in a game where the lead changed six times in the fourth quarter. 6-6 junior Silas Williams is one of the league’s top scorers and Bradley Tharp and Henry Armstrong are key contributors. Dropped its first loss to No. 4 Curtis by three.

9. Richland (4-2)

Once again, momentum is building for the recent state power. The Bombers have size in 6-9 sophomore Luke Westerfield and an experienced backcourt in seniors Twazae Gladney and Kaden Bradshaw and sophomore Josh. Woodward. Tested early in a competitive tournament in Utah and picked up wins over Chiawana and Walla Walla, both projected to finish top-half of the MCC bracket.

10. Woodinville (5-0)

The Falcons are off to a nice start with wins over 1A favorite King’s, Monroe and Redmond. After a 5-1 shortened spring season, can they contend with Mount Si for a 4A KingCo title?

Next three up: Bellarmine Prep, Gonzaga Prep, Mariner.