Notebook: Webster on Parade All-American first team
Seattle Prep basketball star Martell Webster has become the second player in state history to be named a Parade Magazine first-team All-American...
Seattle Times staff reporter
Seattle Prep basketball star Martell Webster has become the second player in state history to be named a Parade Magazine first-team All-American.
Jon Brockman of Snohomish was named to the Parade second team and Micah Downs of Juanita to the fourth team.
Marvin Williams of Bremerton High School last year became the first from the state to make the magazine's first team. Williams is a freshman at North Carolina, which has advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA tournament.
Webster and Brockman have signed letters of intent to play for the University of Washington. However, speculation continues that Webster could jump to the NBA directly from high school.
Downs has signed with Kansas.
All three participated last night in the McDonald's All-American game in South Bend, Ind.
Webster is a 6-foot-7 guard-forward who averaged 27.7 points and led Prep to its first Metro League title this winter. The Panthers were eliminated in the Sea-King District tournament and didn't qualify for the Class 3A state tournament.
Brockman, a 6-8 post player, was named The Seattle Times' Boys State Player of the Year after leading Snohomish to seventh place in the 4A state tournament. He averaged 28.1 points and 12 rebounds. He also was MVP of the 4A state tournament.
Downs, 6-8, who transferred from Bothell to Juanita for his senior season, averaged 23 points for the Rebels.
This year's players are the 17th, 18th and 19th from the state to be chosen by Parade. Aberdeen's omm'A Givens was named twice.
It marks only the second time that three Washington players were named All-Americans by Parade. In 2003, Aaron Brooks of Franklin joined Rodrick and Lodrick Stewart of Rainier Beach on the third team.
Parade Magazine will publish the complete 2005 All-American team Sunday in The Seattle Times.
• O'Dea finished 37th in the final national prep boys basketball Fab 50 rankings of Student Sports.
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|Parade of state All-Americans|
|Parade usually picks four 10-man teams but in some early years picked five. The previous Washington players on the team that started in 1957:|
|Year Player||High school||Team|
|1962 Rob Fahnstock||Roosevelt||4th|
|1963 Craig Raymond||Hudson's Bay (Vanc.)||5th|
|1965 Ted Wierman||Davis (Yakima)||4th|
|1974 Kim Stewart||Ballard||4th|
|1976 Steve Matzen||Lincoln (Tacoma)||2nd|
|1976 Jawann Oldham||Cleveland||3rd|
|1981 Blair Rasmussen||Auburn||4th|
|1993 Scot Pollard||Kamiakin (Kennewick)||3rd|
|1993 omm'A Givens||Aberdeen||3rd|
|1994 omm'A Givens||Aberdeen||3rd|
|1998 Doug Wrenn||O'Dea||4th|
|1999 Jamal Crawford||Rainier Beach||2nd|
|2000 Luke Ridnour||Blaine||4th|
|2003 Aaron Brooks||Franklin||3rd|
|2003 Rodrick Stewart||Rainier Beach||3rd|
|2003 Lodrick Stewart||Rainier Beach||3rd|
|2004 Marvin Williams||Bremerton||1st|