Community Sports

This Whatcom County senior-to-be will play with the Bellingham Slam this summer

Bellingham High School guard Rits Voeut, who will be a senior this year, has been selected to join the Bellingham Slam for the 2017 Seattle Pro-Am season, which begins Saturday at the Royal Brougham Pavilion on the Seattle Pacific University campus.

Voeut averaged 10 points, two assists and two steals per game to help the Red Raiders to a 15-9 record and within one game of advancing to the regional round of the Class 2A State Tournament.

Seattle Pro-Am rules require each team to carry one high school player on its roster in an effort to showcase the region’s up-and-coming talent.

Voeut will join former Lummi standout Trazil Lane, who filled the high school spot last summer and this season claimed one of two roster positions on each team reserved for college-eligible players. Lane was selected the Class 1B state player of the year by the Associated Press and helped the Blackhawks reach the state title game for the second time in three seasons.

Lane and Voeut will join former WWU standouts Jeffrey Parker, Taylor Stafford, Tyler Amaya, Austin Bragg, Anye Turner, Mike Palm and Kyle Impero, who also starred at Nooksack Valley High School.