There's not much left for the state's career scoring leader to accomplish in high school. But a third consecutive state title is the biggest goal.
Brock Ravet wants one more.
One more magical moment. One more piece of the net.
One more celebration with childhood friends.
One more Class 2B state basketball championship.
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Ravet, the big-time point guard from the small town of Kittitas, appreciates his long list of accolades and accomplishments — including last season’s Gatorade state Player of the Year award and, most recently, the all-time state scoring record. But the Gonzaga recruit would trade them all for what would be a third straight state title for Kittitas-Thorp next week in Spokane.
“Winning a state championship with people that you’re super close with, honestly, is probably the best feeling and best achievement I’ve had in my high-school career,” he said.
Ravet (pronounced Ra-VEY), a 6-foot-1 senior, is a shy kid who is quick to credit teammates — most of whom he has played with since third grade — for his many successes.
“I couldn’t have done it without them,” he said a few days after a Feb. 1 playoff game where he surpassed Lance Den Boer’s 2003 record of 2,851 points for Sunnyside Christian.
Ravet enters regionals this weekend 29 points shy of 3,000 career points. Equally impressive is the Coyotes’ four-year record during his reign — 91-8, including a 74-2 run over the last three seasons.
Teammate Bailey Gibson said he has known Ravet pretty much his entire life (their fathers grew up together) and describes him as genuine and humble.
“He’s a super-nice kid,” Gibson said. “He cares about everyone else’s feelings, not just his own. He’s probably the most humble person I’ve ever met. He could push his chest out and show he’s the best around, but he doesn’t do that. He talks about his team, not himself.”
Tim Ravet, Brock’s father and the Coyotes’ coach, is most proud of the hard work Brock has put in to become a complete, well-rounded player — not just a scorer. He averages 10.1 assists, 9.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals in addition to his 28.5 points per game.
“He’s done it the right way,” he said. “And he’s always kept everything in perspective.”
Tim was also a star athlete at Kittitas Secondary School, which co-ops with Thorp for sports (although there are no Thorp students on the basketball team). Brock wears No. 32 because his dad did, but Tim was best known as a quarterback who went on to play football at Central Washington — where he met his wife, Julie.
Brock was given a Nerf basketball as a baby, and he rarely let it go.
“My dad had me dribbling a ball before I could even walk, really,” he recalled.
He was dribbling two balls by the time he was 2. During one vacation to Disneyland, a young Brock dribbled a basketball from one ride to the next.
“He just worked at it all the time,” said Tim, who had early stints coaching the Kittitas boys and girls, with Brock often in tow at practice.
The family, which includes younger sister Brooke (a talented seventh-grade player), attended Sonics games and Brock especially loved watching guard Ray Allen, his favorite player.
But he shied away from asserting himself when it came to playing in games, often standing around and holding back on the court.
“It was like I didn’t want to try,” Brock said. “I can’t really explain it.”
Then came the Elks National Hoop Shoot, where he placed sixth at age 9 and first the following year, making 24 of 25 free throws.
“That really gave me a confidence boost,” said Brock.
Tim, who owns a tarp company, sponsored and coached Brock’s early AAU teams that included Federal Way’s Jaden McDaniels and Rainier Beach’s MarJon Beauchamp, and they won a national title in 2012. Brock played on some of the state’s top select teams and last summer was with the Washington Supreme in Tacoma.
Along the way, Brock became a Gonzaga fan. He, Gibson, a cousin and their fathers went to Memphis, Tenn., to watch the Zags in the 2009 Sweet 16.
“That’s the moment I really remember falling in love with that program.” Brock said.
The feeling became mutual after Kittitas attended a Gonzaga team camp in the summer of 2017. Ravet, who had an offer from the University Portland and interest from Oregon State, came in with a reputation thanks to Gonzaga business professor Bud Barnes.
Barnes became enamored with Ravet after watching him during the state tournament earlier that year. The sophomore guard averaged 39 points over three games went off for 46 in the championship game, hitting 5 of 9 three-pointers.
Barnes showered Gonzaga assistant coach Tommy Lloyd with newspaper clippings and told him, “You need to go see this kid.”
Lloyd took the opportunity during team camp, and was impressed enough to ask coach Mark Few to come take a look.
“The moment we saw him, coach Few and I were pretty certain this would be a guy we’d like to have in our program,” Lloyd said. “He played at a great pace, and is so skilled and under control. He has great court vision, and obviously he can really, really shoot the ball.”
Few invited Brock and his family to his office and extended the scholarship offer.
“I was shocked,” Brock admitted, awed by the size of the trophy-filled office. “That’s pretty much my dream school.”
Another dream: Ravet could be the Zags’ starting point guard next season.
“The hope is he comes in ready to play right away,” Lloyd said.
That’s Ravet’s hope, too.
“That’s what I want to do, really bad, but it’s going to take a lot of work,” he said. “Hopefully I’m up for it.”
First, though, he wants that one more state championship.