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July recruiting windows are over, AAU basketball is phasing out as the 2021-22 high school sports calendar is weeks away from starting, and many high school basketball players in Washington are in a better spot in their recruitment than they were a couple months ago.

The SBLive Washington podcast took a look at nine more athletes — both boys and girls — who raised their recruiting profiles in the month of July. Each player mentioned is set to play a significant role in the 2021-22 high school basketball season. This is part two of a dive into the top players in 2021. Catch up on the first 10 names here.

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Here are the players discussed on the podcast:


Tyce Paulsen, Curtis, 2023 (Washington Supreme)
Zoom Diallo, Curtis, 2024 (Team Lavine)
Quin Patterson, Mount Si, 2022 (Team Lavine)
Andrew Hommes, Lynden Christian (Friends of Hoop)
John Lustig, Colfax (Eastern Washington Elite)


Rosa Smith, Lake Washington (EBC Elite)
Claire O'Connor, Lakeside (EBC Elite)
Gabby Stuart, Seattle Prep (Columbia Cascades Xpress)
Naomi Hotchkiss, Puyallup (FBC Alliance)

(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
Producer: Andy Buhler

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