State Report: Washington

The high school class may be as strong as any since the once-in-a-lifetime class of 1999, which produced four first-rounders. Washington hasn't had three high school players taken in the first two rounds of the draft since 2001 (Jeremy Bonderman, Andy Sisco and Alhaji Turay), but it could happen again this year. The top player this year is Josh Sale, a likely first-rounder, with a couple of other players who should go in the first three rounds at least. Washington State's program is on the rise, reaching regionals in consecutive years for the first time since 1987-88, but the Cougars don't have much professional talent to offer, and college talent was generally down this year. The junior college talent didn't measure up to last year's level, either.

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