Van Lith, one of the top players in the country for the Class of 2020, averaged more than 32 points and 8 rebounds for Cashmere this past season. A 5-foot-9-inch left-handed point guard, Van Lith was named MVP of the 1A state tournament after leading the Bulldogs to a third-place finish.
Bajema, a 6-foot-7-inch wing who has signed with Michigan, led Lynden Christian to a fourth-place finish at the 1A state tournament. He was named the Washington 1A boys player of the year by the WIBCA for the second consecutive season.
AP all-state teams:
The entire list of AP’s 1A all-state teams can be found below:
CLASS 1A GIRLS
Player of the year: Hailey Van Lith, jr., Cashmere.
Hailey Van Lith, jr., Cashmere
Taylor Stephens, sr., La Center
Isabela Hernandez, sr., Lynden Christian
Julianna Walker, soph., Annie Wright
Trista Hull, soph., La Salle
Grace Sterk, sr., Lynden Christian
Jalyn Sackrider, jr., Elma
Irena Korolenko, jr., Cedar Park Christian
Allison Uecker, soph., Naches Valley
CLASS 1A BOYS
Player of the year: Cole Bajema, sr., Lynden Christian.
Cole Bajema, sr., Lynden Christian
Antonio Salinas, sr., Zillah
Mason Landdeck, soph., Cashmere
Kody Newman, sr., South Whidbey
Hunter Ecklund, jr., La Center
Jobi Gelder, jr., Deer Park
Khalfani Cason, sr., King’s Way Christian
Tyler Linhardt, fr., King’s