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North Marion Alums Named JuCo All-Americans

Neil Forste | May 23,2016

North Marion Alums Named JuCo All-Americans

Over the past six years, North Marion High School has become a pipeline of softball talent to the North West Athletic Conference, and now has produced 2 JuCo All-Americans, the first in the history of the Aurora school, in Freshman Brandi Bowling of South Western Oregon CC, left, and Sophomore Kylie...

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Northwest Track and Field - Week in Review - April 18

Andrew Millbrooke | April 18,2016

Astoria sophomore Darian Hageman jumps to state lead   Most of the top high school runners in Oregon took advantage of the grand stage of Hayward Field at the Oregon Relays in Eugene, but Astoria sophomore Darian Hageman stayed close to home and had a field day at the Daily Astorian Invitational,...

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Northwest Track and Field Week in Review – April 10

Andrew Millbrooke | April 11,2016

  La Pine’s Justin Petz joins elite 17-foot club     Weekly Highlights – Oregon High School Girls Deshae Wise, junior, Grants Pass – At a dual meet with Willamette on Wednesday, Wise ran to a state-leading time in the 100-hurdles (15.23) and the 4th fastest 100-meters (12.35).  Later in the week Wise was...

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14basketballWelcome to OregonPrepSports.net's coverage of the 2014-15 Oregon High School Boys Basketball season!

2015 OSAA State Playoff Brackets

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19th Nike Hoop Summit returns to Moda Center

 

 

West Linn’s Payton Pritchard gets national stage

 

 

West Linn vs Sheldon 6A boys title game PPPORTLAND – The 19th Nike Hoop Summit returns to Portland’s Moda Center on Saturday, April 9 at Noon. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and features Oregon bound Payton Pritchard from West Linn.  The extraordinary point guard, a 3x state Player of the Year and 4x State Champion, becomes the 7th Oregon prep to be invited to play in the Nike Hoop Summit.  All six previous players went on to successful college/NBA careers, including four that won NCAA titles (Terrance Jones and Kyle Wiltjer at Kentucky and Kyle Singler and Mike Dunleavy Jr. at Duke).

 

For those that doubt Pritchard’s ability to compete with the best players in the country, he will get his chance in front of a prime time audience as he competes against the best players in the world under the age of 19.  Nike Hoop Summit alumni are a very distinguished group, with five NBA Rookie of the Year awards and nine first overall picks in the NBA draft among the 178 former NHS players to play in the NBA.  Approximately 100 current NBA players played in the Nike Hoop Summit including many of today’s biggest stars; Dirk Nowitzki, Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Tony Parker, John Wall, Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis and Karl Anthony-Towns.

 

Payton Pritchard, left in 2014 state title game at the Moda Center, earned his place in Oregon hoops history with four straight 6A state championships and three straight 6A State Player of the Year Awards.

 

 

 

This year Team USA features the No. 2 (Duke-bound 6’7 Jayson Tatum of St. Louis) and No. 3 (undecided 6’7 Josh Jackson of Southfield, Michigan) ranked players in ESPN rankings for the class of 2016.  The World Select Team features the No. 1 ranked player by ESPN in the class of 2017, 7-foot 17-year-old DeAndre Ayton of the Bahamas.

 

 

Nike Hoop Summit - Oregon Players

 

Kyle Wiltjer, 2011, Jesuit HS - Wiltjer is the only Oregon prep to play on the World Select Team, scoring 12 points on 5-15 shooting from the field. Wiltjer managed to grab zero rebounds in 23 minutes as Team USA defeated the World team 92-80.

Terrance Jones, 2010, Jefferson HS – Jones came off the bench to tally 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks in 23 minutes, including some key plays down the stretch in Team USA’s 101-97 win.  Read all about the 2010 game in the OregonPrepSports.net archives here.

Mike Moser, 2009, Grant HS – Moser saw limited action, garnering 4 rebounds and 2 assists in 9 minutes.  

Kevin Love, 2007, Lake Oswego HS – Love started and had a solid all-around game: 13 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks in 18 minutes.

Kyle Singler, 2007, South Medford HS – Singler was in the starting lineup, finishing with 8 points and 5 rebounds in 16 minutes.

Mike Dunleavy, 1999, Jesuit HS – Although he started, Dunleavy was unimpressive on the stat sheet, hitting one 3-pointer in the game; 3 points and 1 steal in 16 minutes.

 

WHEN:                                                      Saturday, April 9                       Noon

WHERE:                                           at Moda Center                    Portland, Oregon

BROADCAST LIVE:                                                    on  ESPN 2

 

Prospects + Pros - the Blazers are running a special (Prospects and Pros for $22) where you can get a ticket for the Nike Hoop Summit (12 p.m.) and the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (7:30 p.m.) for $22.  It's basically an all-day hoops pass for the Rose Quarter.

 

For information about the Nike Hoop Summit read more for links

 

What more do you want?

West Linn won its fourth-straight OSAA boys basketball title, going undefeated against Oregon teams and blowing away second-ranked South Medford in the championship game with a 25-3 lead halfway through the second quarter.

 

Only Jesuit has won that many championships in a row.

 

West Linn’s Payton Pritchard is headed for his third straight solo Oregonian Player of the Year award, something not even Kevin Love did (Love shared the honor with Kyle Singler as a senior).

 

One would assume the Lions and their star must be ranked with the best teams and players of all time in our state.

 

Not, however, if you read the pundits in The Oregonian and Portland Tribune last month. Coaches and reporters with years of observation seemed to agree that Oregon talent is way down. In their minds, Pritchard and his Lions may only be somewhere in the top 10 when held up against past great teams and players.

Philomath Preservers Past Seaside

 

Zach Marsten Cal Stueve DSC08084Philomath had the upper position for most of the match against Seaside Saturday night, in what looked more like the 4A Wrestling Championship matches than the OSAA 4A Basketball Championship, but Seaside rallied from as down by as many as 11 points on 5 different occasions, and still behind by 9 at the start of the 4th quarter, to within 2 points with 2 1/2 minutes left.

 

The Warriors went on a 10-2 run to close out the 55-45 win, and claim their second title in three years though.

 

Considering Philomath starts 4 juniors, and isn't the typical veteran bunch that pulls out wins in ugly situations, that qualified the effort as what Warrior head coach Black Ecker characterized as "Pretty amazing."

 

Even the Philomath faithful can't argue it was a showcase of basketball prowess, and in a game where 40% shooting from anywhere but the free throw line qualified as "red hot", no one would.

 

But if the game didn't say anything about basketball xs and os, it said a lot about Philomath's toughness, both mentally and physically.

 

"This is a tough group," Ecker said, repeating the theme word of the night. "They have learned to be tough by going through times when it has been tough. We as coaches all along have had to, when they come back, settle them down, and remind them they can get the job done."

 

6A Projected 2016 Boys Basketball Tournament

Here are the projected 2016 Boys Basketball Tournament brackets for class 6A based on current standings.  These projections will be updated every few days, so check back often.  Please send any updates/corrections to playoff formats or tiebreakers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

5A Projected 2016 Boys Basketball Tournament

Here are the projected 2016 Boys Basketball Tournament brackets for class 5A based on current standings.  These projections will be updated every few days, so check back often.  Please send any updates/corrections to playoff formats or tiebreakers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

4A Projected 2016 Boys Basketball Tournament

Here are the projected 2016 Boys Basketball Tournament brackets for class 4A based on current standings.  These projections will be updated every few days, so check back often.  Please send any updates/corrections to playoff formats or tiebreakers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

3A Projected 2016 Boys Basketball Tournament

Here are the projected 2016 Boys Basketball Tournament brackets for class 3A based on current standings.  These projections will be updated every few days, so check back often.  Please send any updates/corrections to playoff formats or tiebreakers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2A Projected 2016 Boys Basketball Tournament

Here are the projected 2016 Boys Basketball Tournament brackets for class 2A based on current standings.  These projections will be updated every few days, so check back often.  Please send any updates/corrections to playoff formats or tiebreakers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

1A Projected 2016 Boys Basketball Tournament

Here are the projected 2016 Boys Basketball Tournament brackets for class 1A based on current standings.  These projections will be updated every few days, so check back often.  Please send any updates/corrections to playoff formats or tiebreakers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jefferson Flies Past Franklin

Jefferson dispatched a possible rival to the PIL crown Jan. 15 with a convincing 72-42 drubbing of Franklin. Franklin had swept its first three league games, but a 71-53 loss at Wilson Jan. 14 and the defeat at Jefferson suggest the Quakers still aren’t ready for the top rung.
 
Franklin appeared poised to rise from years of mediocrity after starting three promising freshmen last year. Blending with the league’s best big man, 6-11 Joseph Smoyer, they seemed to have put all the pieces together. That’s how it played out in the opening minutes at Jefferson, as the Quakers jumped to 7-0 and 10-3 leads. But Jefferson closed the first period with a 15-3 run and never looked back.
 
Franklin had no answer for the Democrats’ running game, nor could they solve Jefferson’s zone defense, which put a quick end to Franklin’s early success. Smoyer had seven points in the first quarter, but after surrounding him with two or three defenders in the low post, he had only two more field goals in the game and finished with 15 points.
 
Meanwhile, Jefferson ran the Quakers out of the gym with transition layups in bunches. Ten players scored for Jefferson, let by Geno West with 18. Though short, the Demos have speed and ballhandling in surplus. They’re also young, with only one senior on the roster.
 
They will face a challenge in Grant, however. The Generals have a mostly new roster, reinforced with Nate Bradford, a high-scoring 6-3 transfer from Roosevelt, plus some promising underclassmen, led by versatile 6-7 sophomore Kelton Samore.