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SBLive's 4A boys basketball coaches poll: Kamiakin nabs top spot in 2021-22 preseason

Tyler Bilodeau-led Kamiakin receives most votes, but defending 4A state champion Mount Si (No. 3) receives the most first place votes.
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A full high school basketball season in Washington has returned — postseason and all — for the first time in two years and throughout it, SBLive will compile and publish a weekly coaches poll for Class 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A.

In Class 4A, votes were cast for 18 teams in the preseason poll. No. 3 Mount Si (UC San Diego signee Quin Patterson), the 2020 4A state champion, received the most No. 1 votes with three. No. 4 Gonzaga Prep received two, No. 1 Kamiakin (led by Oregon State commit Tyler Bilodeau) received two and No. 5 Curtis (Division I prospects Zoom Diallo, Tyce Paulsen) each fielded one first place vote.


Each poll and is comprised of voting coaches from programs across the state in the corresponding classification. Points are awarded on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Number of first place votes are indicated in parentheses. The poll is organized by SBLive analyst Dan Dickau.

Here is the 4A boys basketball coaches poll reflecting opinions of coaches around the state in the preseason:


1. Kamiakin 61 (2)

2. Federal Way 57

3. Mount Si 52 (3)

4. Gonzaga Prep 51 (2)

5. Curtis 47 (1)

T-6. Union, Glacier Peak 25

8. Olympia 23

9. Camas 15

10. Central Valley 13

Others receiving votes: Tahoma, Eastlake, Bellarmine Prep, Issaquah, Sumner, Woodinville, Chiawana, Mariner.

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Voting 4A coaches: Blake Conley (Union), Matty McIntyre (Gonzaga Prep), Tim Kelly (Curtis), Matt Gruhler (Skyview), Blake Solomon (Kentwood), Jake Jackson (Sumner), Brian Meneely (Kamiakin), Brandon Horstman (Mount Rainier).

More preseason coaches polls

SBLive’s 3A boys basketball coaches poll: Newcomer Auburn Trojans overwhelming favorite entering 2021-22

SBLive’s 2A boys basketball coaches poll: Defending state champ North Kitsap opens No. 1 in 2021-22 preseason

SBLive’s 1A boys basketball coaches poll: Lynden Christian opens 2021-22 preseason No. 1, Zillah a close No. 2

The SBLive coaches poll are coordinated by Dan Dickau. If you are an active head or assistant coach and would like to participate in our weekly poll, please email him at

(Lead photo by Andy Buhler)