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Club basketball is back. With the more than yearlong NCAA recruiting dead period lifted and summer circuits in full swing, the SBLive Washington podcast takes a look at 10 standout high school basketball players from Washington who are elevating their profiles with impactful summers.

Then Eastside Catholic 2023 guard Malia Samuels joins (29:05 mark) to talk about her experience sitting out the shortened spring high school season in favor of club, her summer with the Northwest Greyhounnds and how she was given the nickname "pitbull."

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Here are the players discussed on the podcast:


Tyler Bilodeau, Kamiakin, 2022 (Washington Supreme)
Jaylin Stewart, Garfield, 2023 (Seattle Rotary)
Jonas La Tour, North Kitsap (Seattle Rotary)
Jacob Cofie, Eastside Catholic, 2024 (Seattle Rotary)
Jaxon Nap, Hazen, 2022 (Friends of Hoop)


Jazmyn Stone, Annie Wright, 2022 (NW Blazers)
Aniyah Hampton, Hudson's Bay, 2022 (Tree of Hope)
Libby Stump, Lynden Christian, 2022 (Tree of Hope)
ZaZa Walton, Eastside Catholic, 2022 (NW Greyhounds)
Rylee Leishman, Ellensburg, 2023 (NW Blazers)

(Full archive of the SBLive Washington podcast)

The SBLive Washington podcast is a weekly conversation that takes a look at the top stories impacting high school sports across the state of Washington. The podcast is hosted and produced by reporter Andy Buhler, as well as analyst Dan Dickau and senior reporter Todd Milles. Thanks to sponsor Washington Federal. Download the SBLive Sports app on iPhone and Android today at no charge.

Hosts: Dan Dickau, Todd Milles, Andy Buhler
Guest: Malia Samuels (Twitter: @maliasamuels23)
Producer: Andy Buhler

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