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Jabe Mullins and Mount Si enter 4A state playoffs riding a 17-game winning streak

Jabe Mullins and the Mount Si Wildcats are on a roll.

Mount Si (23-2) enters the 4A state playoffs on a 17-game winning streak after cruising to the KingCo 4A league title and the 4A WesKing District title.

Mullins, a sweet-shooting 6-6 junior guard, can fill up the stat sheet in a hurry. In a league title-clinching victory over Issaquah in early February, Mullins had 22 points, 10 assists, 8 rebounds and 5 steals.

Mullins and his teammates will have their hands full with Richland in a 4A regional matchup on Friday. If they can extend their streak to 18 games, they’ll be on to the state quarterfinals.

We recently caught up with Mullins and asked him seven questions:

How would you describe your game?

I am a shooting guard that handles the ball and can pass very well. I score at all three levels but love to get assists more than anything. I am a team player and unselfish.

What are your goals for this season?

As a team we would love to win a Kingco and District championship, and then win a state championship.

My individual goal is to be Kingco player of the year and make the All-Seattle Times Star Players.

How would you describe your coach (Jason Griffith)?

My coach is a genius. He puts more time into high school basketball than any other coach. He is not only a great coach but helps everyone on the team outside of basketball and helps them become better people. He is very intense but funny at the same time.

Who is your favorite player?

Russell Westbrook.

Who was your toughest matchup this season?

Our toughest matchup of the season was against Pinnacle High School (Phoenix) because of their best player, Nico Mannion.

(Editor’s note: Mannion is a 5-star recruit and the consensus No. 1 point guard in the class of 2019.)

What is your favorite gym to play in?

My favorite gyms are Mount Si or Skyline or Issaquah.

What are your aspirations as a player?

My aspirations are to play in either the NBA or overseas.

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