David Trimble, Heather Corral named AP Players of Year | Basketball
After leading their teams to state championships, Trimble of Yakima's Davis High School and Corral of Prairie in suburban Vancouver claimed top AP state honors.
David Trimble led Davis High School of Yakima to its first state basketball title in nearly 50 years. His reward seems fitting for snapping a nearly half-century drought.
Trimble was named The Associated Press Washington boys basketball player of the year on Thursday in voting conducted by sports writers and editors from around the state.
Prairie's Heather Corral was voted girls player of the year, edging Katie Collier from Seattle Christian. Corral and Collier will be teammates next season at the University of Washington.
Trimble was a three-time Columbia Basin Big Nine player of the year and led the Pirates in scoring and assists. Davis knocked off Central Valley of Spokane in the Class 4A title game.
Corral led Prairie to the Class 3A state title. Her sister Ashley was AP state player of the year in 2008 before taking her career to USC.
Both Trimble (Class 4A) and Corral (3A) were voted the players of the year in their respective classifications.
Kansas-bound guard Anrio Adams from Seattle's Rainier Beach was a near unanimous choice as Class 3A boys player of the year, while talented Clover Park sophomore Ahmaad Rorie was voted 2A player of the year. Rorie, who averaged 23 points, has already given a verbal commitment to California.
In Class 1A, Issac Reimer of Lynden Christian was boys player of the year. In Class 2B, Brandon Gfeller from Colfax and Kwinn Hanson of Northwest Christian of Colbert shared player of the year honors, and Derek Isaak of Almira/Coulee-Hartline was the Class 1B selection.
Collier, who played in the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago Wednesday night, spent most of the season undergoing chemo treatments after being diagnosed with leukemia last September. She was healthy enough to return to the floor and was named Class 1A girls player of the year.
Clarkston's Jamie Weisner was a unanimous section as the 2A girls honoree, while sophomore Brittany McPhee of Mount Rainier was the choice in 4A. Kelsey Moos was voted the 2B player of the year and Haley Moser of Colton was the 1B selection.