After leading O’Dea to the 2019 WIAA 3A boys basketball state championship, sophomore Paolo Banchero was named the MVP of the 3A boys state tournament.
No. 11 O’Dea had a tough draw, needing wins on four consecutive days to capture the state title. They did it with ease, winning by an average margin of nearly 17 points, including a 70-39 blowout of Mt. Spokane in the championship game.
Banchero was dominant vs. Mt. Spokane, finishing with 20 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 blocks.
Here are the complete Washington 3A boys basketball all-tournament teams for 2019:
Paolo Banchero, O’Dea, Soph. (No. 5)
Shaw Anderson, Kelso, Sr. (No. 24)
RaeQuan Battle, Marysville-Pilchuck, Sr. (No. 21)
Marjon Beauchamp, Rainier Beach, Jr. (No. 3)
Tyson Degenhart, Mount Spokane, Soph. (No. 24)
J.T. Smith, Mount Spokane, Sr. (No. 15)
Noah Williams, O’Dea, Sr. (No. 24)
Chris Penner, Capital, Sr. (No. 15)
Shane Nowell, Eastside Catholic, Soph. (No. 1)
Mitchell Saxen, Ingraham, Jr. (No. 11)