Auburn High School’s Jaylen Petty, left, with coach Ryan Hansen. Courtesy photo

Auburn High School’s Jaylen Petty, left, with coach Ryan Hansen. Courtesy photo

Auburn High’s Jaylen Petty joins 1,000 point club

The junior reached the milestone in just 45 games with the Trojans.

Over the last two years, Auburn High School’s Jaylen Petty has been a scoring machine.

On Jan. 23, the 5-foot-11 junior guard reached a mile marker that just seven players in Auburn’s last 25 years have achieved.

Petty passed the 1,000 point mark against Kentlake High School on Jan. 23 in a 109-32 win for the Trojans. Petty has played just 45 games with the Trojans in two seasons, with his freshman year at Rainier Beach. His point total over those 45 games is 1,025 — which gives him a career average of 22.7 points per game.

Petty joins seven other players who have made the 1,000 point club in the past 25 seasons of Auburn High School basketball. The most recent was a pair of Trojans back in the state championship season (2021-22): Tre Blassingame (University of Idaho) and Kaden Hansen (St. Martin’s) .

“Jaylen hitting the 1,000-point mark in his junior season is ridiculous,” said Auburn Head Coach Ryan Hansen. “Jaylen is a terrific scorer, shooter, slasher, he does it all. What makes Jaylen so special is his competitive spirit and willingness to defend at a high level. With another year and good health, Jaylen could be the first ever potential 2,000-point scorer in Auburn HS history.”

Auburn’s all-time leading scorer in the past 25 seasons is Kevin Henderson, who scored 1,290 points from 2008-11.

Petty is back in action against Auburn Riverside on Jan. 25 at home.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@kentreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.kentreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Sports

2024_0131_GYMNASTICS PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBBY MULLIKIN
Kent Reporter Female Athlete of the Week: Natalie Quinn

Quinn has been a pillar of Kentwood gymnastics and led the team as an all-around.

Courtesy Photo
Kent Reporter Male Athlete of the Week: Brandon Tagle

Tagle help lead the Conk basketball team to its first district championship since 2017.

Kentwood swimmer in the fly section of the IM race. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Kentwood and Kentridge record points at state swim

Swimmer and diver recorded points at the King County Aquatic Center.

Oksana Galiant face-to-face with her opponent in the state championship. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Mat Classic XXXV breakdown: Kent School District

Kentwood’s Wright and Kent-Meridian’s Galiant just miss titles.

t
Kent Reporter Male Athlete of the Week: Tyler Lopez

Lopez is a natural born leader and has a bright future ahead of him.

t
Kent Reporter Female Athlete of the Week: Liliana Delgado Hernandez

Delgado Hernandez has a fearless and positive attitude.

Sophomore Brandon Tagle drives to the hoop in the second half. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Kentwood boys basketball makes state for first time since 2020

Conks needed an extra quarter to get past SPSL champs Sumner on the road.

Royal 165-pound wrestler Jessie Neff pins his opponent early in the tournament. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Wrestling: Kent-Meridian sends eight to state

Royals took second in the district tournament at Todd Beamer.

3A NPSL MVP Jaylen Petty dunks the ball against Lincoln in the first round of the playoffs. Ben Ray / The Reporter
NPSL All League basketball awards announced

Auburn, Kent and Federal Way school districts represented.

t
Kent Reporter Female Athletes of the Week: Ness Votiesek and Kiele Vaisese

Votisek and Vaisese are making a difference for the Kentwood unified team.

t
Kent-based T-Birds goalie Ratzlaff chosen WHL Goaltender of the Week

Goalie stopped 62 of 63 shots in victory over Everett Silvertips

Junior Kaylee Guiles finds a hole in against Kent-Meridian. Ben Ray / The Reporter
Kent’s girls flag football teams make solid first impression

Kentlake reigns supreme, sitting at 2-0 after the first two games of the season.