Bishop, who pitches and plays center field at St. Francis under coach Mike Oakland, has already played in the Area Code Games and for the NorCal team in the USA Baseball Champions Tournament. He batted .393 with 19 stolen bases as a junior and hit .375 with nine steals as a sophomore.
Bishop was ranked the No. 75 high school prospect in the country by Perfect Game, which also named him a preseason first-team All-American for 2012. He was all-county, All-CIF Central Coast Section last season and made the all-league first team as a sophomore and junior. Additionally, Bishop is a standout wide receiver on the football team.
"Braden is a legitimate 6.6 runner who can impact the game at the plate, on the bases and on defense," said (Washington Head Coach Lindsay) Meggs. :"This is a young man with pro tools who had his choice of virtually any school on the west coast and he chose to be a Husky. Braden is as talented as any center fielder I've ever coached but more importantly for Husky Baseball, Braden is the type of player who can lead your team to the College World Series. This guy changes the game."
2011 honors:1st Team All-League (WCAL); 2011 New Balance All Area Code Team