Best High-School Athlete

Marquis Davis

Marquis Davis wasn't even supposed to be the best basketball player at Rainier Beach this season. The 5-foot 9-inch junior was pegged as the second banana on a team led by University of Kansas–bound stud Anrio Adams. But when Adams was forced to the bench with foul trouble early in the Vikings' state championship matchup versus Seattle Prep, the undersized Davis stood tall and carried his team to the title with 30 points, a performance that earned him the tournament's MVP award. Davis also competes in track (he took fifth in the state in long jump) and plays running back on Beach's football team (he was a thousand-yard rusher), but his future is clearly on the hardwood, where his deadeye three-point shooting and acrobatic drives to the hoop make him the heir apparent to Nate Robinson as the next pint-sized Seattle sports dynamo. KEEGAN HAMILTON

 
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