Seattle’s Jesuit College Prep School Since 1891

Boys' Basketball

Program Philosophy

Persistence, Determination & Togetherness! We will never, ever, give up! We will not hang our heads and concede defeat regardless of the score. We will never quit, but fight fairly with heads high to the final horn sounds ending the contest. We will work hard on the court and in the classroom!

Our philosophy of winning basketball on the court is simple. It starts with DEFENSE. We must have the determination necessary to play aggressively and smart on the defensive side of the ball. This starts with attitude and hard work meshed together with understanding defensive principles and the ability to execute strategy.

On offense our first desire is to play fast paced basketball with good floor spacing, ball movement, and player movement. We must play smart and we must play together as a team! This is the key to good offensive basketball. And, I believe the most effective way to play today's game of basketball.

Meet the Coach

Granville Emerson will be entering his ninth season as a member of the Seattle Prep boys’ basketball coaching staff. A native of Seattle, Granville graduated with Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from Long Beach State University. Returning to Seattle in 2006, he also returned to his alma mater, Cleveland High School, to serve as a boys varsity basketball assistant coach for two seasons. Then, in 2008, he became the Head Boys Coach at The Northwest School where he was voted Emerald City League Coach of the Year in 2010. In the fall of 2010, he was hired as a varsity assistant coach in Seattle Prep’s Boys Program, helping the Panthers reach the State Tournament in six of his eight years with the program.


Metro Championships


State Championships


State Finishes

2018 - Consolation
2017 - Quaterfinals
2015 - 5th Place
2013 - 6th Place
2012 - 2nd Place
2011 - Quarterfinals
2009 - 4th Place
2008 - 6th Place
2007 - Consolation
2006 - 1st Place
2001 - 4th Place
1999 - 6th Place
1997 - 8th Place
1996 - 5th Place
1985 - 3rd Place
1951 - 6th Place

District Championships