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Tracking some of the local high-school players, and how they’re faring in college:
Player Yr. Pos. College (high school) The skinny
Jake Beitinger So. F E. Washington (South Kitsap) Big Sky Freshman of Year nominee, averaged 7.3 points and 3.3 rebounds
Jon Brockman Fr. F Washington (Snohomish) Tenacious freshman gives UW much-needed inside presence; He’ll be a starter
Aaron Brooks Jr. G Oregon (Franklin) Led Ducks in scoring last season (14.7 ppg), earning all-Pac-10 honorable mention
Lyndale Burleson Fr. G Nevada (Franklin) Should come off the bench for the talented Wolf Pack; redshirted last season
Garrison Carr Fr. G American U. (Issaquah) Will get major minutes off the bench; Eagles’ first game is at UW on Nov. 19
Jeffrey Day Sr. C Creighton (Seattle Prep) UW transfer averaged 5.7 points, 3.8 rebounds last season; slated for backup duty
Micah Downs Fr. G Kansas (Juanita) Has “surprised” coaches with deadly three-point shot; could start
C.J. Giles So. C Kansas (Rainier Beach) Shot-blocking Giles expected to start; has put on 15 pounds since last season
Randy Green Sr. G Washington St. (Rainier Beach) Started three games last season for WSU; figures to play a reserve role
Mike Jensen Sr. F Washington (Kentwood) Should return to starting lineup in mid-December, after recovering from injury
Mitch Johnson Fr. G Stanford (O’Dea) Hampered by knee injury in practices, but should see major minutes at point guard
Steffan Johnson Fr. G Pacific (Kent-Meridian) Tigers freshman averaged 20 points last season as a high-school senior
Marcelus Kemp So. G Nevada (Garfield) Missed last season with knee injury; Played in all 34 games as a freshman
Erroll Knight Sr. G Gonzaga (Chief Sealth) Zags’ defensive stopper should be a starter; averaged 6.9 points last season
Nick Levi Fr. G E. Washington (Eastlake) Ineligible last season, should provide help for Eagles in backcourt
Brandon Moore Fr. F E. Washington (Bethel-Tacoma) 6-9 Moore picked EWU over Nebraska and schools from Big West, WCC
Brandon Roy Sr. G-F Washington (Garfield) UW will build offense around All-America candidate and Wooden Award nominee
Lodrick Stewart Jr. G USC (Rainier Beach) Last season, led Trojans in minutes and was second in scoring (12.1 ppg)
Rodrick Stewart So. G Kansas (Rainier Beach) USC transfer eligible Dec. 19; Explosive dunker broke backboard in Slovenia tour
Kellen Williams So. F E. Washington (Franklin) Highline CC transfer has been compared to former Eagle Alvin Snow
Marcus Williams Fr. F Arizona (Roosevelt) Figures to be in top-7 rotation; scored 21 points in Red-Blue scrimmage
Terrence Williams Fr. F-G Louisville (Rainier Beach) Will play major role for Rick Pitino; Started at small forward in exhibition game
Rick Lund