M-P’s more-complete guard scores 34 in win

MARYSVILLE — Marysville-Pilchuck senior Josh Bevan has become a more "complete" player.

Josh Bevan participates in a drill at a recent practice.

MARYSVILLE — Marysville-Pilchuck senior Josh Bevan has become a more “complete” player.

Bevan shined in M-P’s game against Oak Harbor Jan. 19, when he scored a season-high 34 points. He hit six shots from the 3-point line. As a result, he is the Marysville Globe-Arlington Times Athlete of the Week.

“My teammates were getting me the ball, and the shots were going down,” Bevan said. “I told my coach my shots were on during warm ups.”

But he also scored his remaining points from under the rim and from the free throw line — a dimension of the game he wanted to get better at last year.

“Teams were able to shut me down in the perimeter,” he said, so he trained at the North City AAU to develop his inside skills and putting on mass to “get past those big guys” under the rim.

Bevan burst onto the scene as a sophomore who lacked height but had great shooting ability. But since maturing and expanding his basketball skills, the five-foot-10 guard has proved to be a versatile offensive weapon for the Tomahawks.

“He might not have all the tools as a sophomore like the strength or speed, but he can still shoot it back then,” coach Bary Gould said. “But his game has evolved in the three years he got here.”

Bevan’s career in basketball started as early as he could remember. His dad had him play at the YMCA since he was 4, and he’s never taken year off.

Though a near lifelong tenure, Bevan isn’t sure if he’ll continue basketball in college, but he does know that he wants return to Marsyville as a teacher.

“I love M-P — it’s a great community,” he said. “I like a lot of the teachers here.” He said he also likes working with kids, and it could “keep him close to basketball” as well.

Gould is one of his teachers and is “very passionate about basketball,” Bevan said.

“We talked about it’s a really good life teaching,” Gould said. “He wants to have an impact on this world — he already is — but it’s pretty cool to see someone get the bigger picture.”

Bevan wants to teach history and language arts. He is looking to attend Western Washington University in Bellingham.

“People at his age tend to pursue the big money professions,” Gould said. “But just to have that grounded approach of having a job that matters.”

He hasn’t ruled out the possibility of college ball quite yet. He’s creating a highlight reel. “We’ll see what happens,” he said.

“I think if he was 6-foot-4 and doing what he’s doing now, he would be getting all kind of college looks,” Gould said. “Since he is undersized that scares some colleges away.”

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