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Christian Zamora out of Lynden High School has signed to play for the Vikings (Photo Credit: Dennis Cairns/via WWU Athletics press release)

WWU Inks Lynden Star Christian Zamora to NLI

May 10, 2019 

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University head men’s basketball coach Tony Dominguez has announced that guard Christian Zamora out of basketball powerhouse Lynden High School has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Vikings.

 

Zamora, a 6-5 combo guard, will be a freshman for the Vikings beginning with the 2019-20 season. Zamora helped lead Lynden High School to back-to-back 2A state championships and was a two-time all-state selection for the Lions.

 

“We are really excited Christian has chosen WWU to continue his basketball and academic career,” said Dominguez, who enters eighth season leading the Vikings and 25th overall as a coach at WWU. “He is a very high quality and multi-dimensional player with tremendous basketball IQ. Along with his playing ability, Christian also has tremendous character and leadership abilities with great family support. We feel that will all of these qualities he will be a great addition to our basketball family.”


During his LHS career, Zamora set the all-time school scoring record with 1,620 points and set the mark for most 3-pointers made with 210 in 111 games. He also ranks 2nd in school history with 183 career steals. 

As a senior, he helped lead Lynden to a second consecutive state title, averaging 17.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, while also shooting 85.1 percent from the free throw line. He was a second-team state tournament selection, recording a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double in the title game to help Lynden repeat. He earned his second All-State selection as an honorable mention pick and participated in the WIBCA All-State Game.

 

“Whatcom County has always produced top level talent and we are thrilled to add to our program another one of those players, joining a long list of great players such as Grant Dykstra, Rob Visser, Chris Mitchell, Zach Henifin and many more,” addedDominguez. “We are excited that Christian will be able to play in front of friends and family and get a great education at WWU.”

 

During his junior season he was an Associated Press First Team All-State selection while averaging 16.3 points per game.

 

“Christian has a winning pedigree with two state championships and comes from an excellent program led by Brian Roper in Lynden,” added Dominguez. “His drive to win a championship will fit in nicely with our program.”

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