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North Marion 2019 4A Special District 2 League Champs!

| October 26,2019

North Marion 2019 4A Special District 2  League Champs!

How big was Friday night for The North Marion Huskies? Well let’s start with the first outright league Football title, in at least 60 years. 

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2018 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 4

Jeff Drumm | September 28,2018

2018 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 4

It's time for another season of Premature Playoff Predictions. Much has changed about Oregon high school football in the past year, but I got my spreadsheets adjusted, and (assuming I didn't make any typos) I'm ready to start guessing at what will happen.   Game predictions are based on the Freeman rankings...

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NM/Woodburn- It's Back!

| September 13,2018

NM/Woodburn- It's Back!

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RJ Barrett leads World Team over Team USA, 89-76

 

RJ Barrett scores game-high 20 points for World Team

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PORTLAND -  A dominating performance by the World Team in the fourth quarter overshadowed a great game by Oregon-bound center Bol Bol for Team USA, as the World Team won for the 7th time ever in the 21st Nike Hoop Summit at the Moda Center, 89-76.

 

Consensus No. 1-ranked recruit R.J. Barrett, left, showed he was the best player in the building, leading the World Team with a game-high 20 points, to go along with 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Class of 2019 Charles Bassey (13 points, 16 rebounds) and Wake Forest-bound Jaylen Hoard (11 points, 15 rebounds) got easy baskets and controlled the boards for the World Team.  

 

 

 

 

 

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                                      France's Jaylen Hoard, #8, battles with Team USA's Bol Bol, #9.  Photo by Sam Forencich/USA Basketball.

 

Team USA went into the final quarter ahead 64-61, but Argentina's Leandro Bolmaro drilled two quick 3-pointers from the left corner and Florida-bound point guard Andrew Nembhard added four points as the World Team jumped ahead 71-68.  They weren’t done.  The Duke-bound Barrett got a steal for a monster breakaway dunk, leading the World Team on a 12-2 run over the next four minutes. Hoard, Bassey and Jamaica's Kofi Cockburn all had dunks during the run and Team USA had no answer.

 

 

“Our bench was tremendous,” said World Team head coach Roy Rana.  “They shared the ball and came together well. The willingness to share the ball defined this team.  It’s a real great sign that these guys were able to do that. The professionalism that these young kids showed was amazing.”

 

 

Both Barrett and Hoard felt that the week of practices prepared them well for tonights game.  “We tried to transfer what we did at practice to the game and we did that,” said Hoard. “We kept the same intensity from practice and brought it to the game,” added Barrett.

 

 

They were all impressed with young Charles Bassey, one of the top rated players in the class of 2019.  “He was a key part of the victory,” said Hoard. “He came in and grabbed 17 rebounds,” said Barrett. “That was a key to limiting their second shots.”  “It is tremendously exciting for a player that young,” added Rana.

 

 

Bol Bol had an impressive performance for Team USA, making rebounding look easy, blocking shots at will and showing a variety of moves on offense.  Bol finished with 12 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks. Vanderbilt-bound Darius Garland led Team USA with 16 points and 5 assists, making 4 of 7 3-pointers.  Kansas-bound Quentin Grimes added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

 

 

The World Team won the rebounding battle 60-42, including a 21-8 advantage on the offensive glass.  The World Team also won the battles for points in the paint 60-46, points off turnovers 19-7 and fast break points 22-9.  Neither team shot well from behind the 3-point arc.  The World Team was 3 of 17 and Team USA was 6 of 22.

 

WORLD TEAM ROSTER - PLAYER PROFILES 

 

TEAM USA ROSTER - PLAYER PROFILES 

 

Photos provided by USA Basketball

 

 

Team USA looks to overcome injuries at 21st Nike Hoop Summit

 

 

Darius Bazley, Cameron Reddish lead Team USA

 Bol Bol 17 MJNT 72TUALATIN - Team USA will be without some of its most talented players when the 21st Nike Hoop Summit starts on Friday night at the Moda Center, but there is no reason to feel sorry for the good old Red, White and Blue.  Led by dynamic talents Cameron Reddish and Darius Bazley, Team USA is filled with blue-chip recruits headed to elite major college programs, including Bol Bol, left, headed to the University of Oregon.  The Nike Hoop Summit is the premier All-Star game in the world for age 19 and under basketball players as the last eight No. 1 overall NBA draft picks played in the Hoop Summit.  You can see the game live on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.

 

Although Duke recruit Zion Williamson is sitting out with a cast on his right hand, two of his future Blue Devil teammates will try to help Team USA to it’s 15th victory in the series.  Reddish, a 6-foot-7 forward, is a versatile and dynamic scorer and Tre Jones, a 6’2 point guard, is a carbon copy of his older brother Tyus, who helped lead Duke to the 2015 NCAA Championship.  Reddish was the most impressive player on Team USA during scrimmages on day one of practice, showing strong ball handling, passing, shooting and finishing skills.

 

Bazley, a 6’9 forward from Cincinnati, Ohio, looked like he was headed to Syracuse for college, but has decided to sign with the G-league for one season before making himself eligible for the NBA draft in 2019.  This is Bazley’s first trip to Portland and he’s just soaking everything in.

 

“Now that I’m here, I’m embracing the moment,” said Bazley.  “It’s really great to be with these guys one last time to be able to compete against some of the best players from around the world, not just the USA.”

 

Bazley believes that Team USA’s familiarity with each other will bring success in tomorrow’s game.  “We have all played with each other, so it’s been easy,” said Bazley, of his team coming together. “No one is really looking out for themselves, everyone just wants to get the win.”  How important is the win?

 

“Very important,” said Bazley. “I didn’t fly four hours and do all this preparation to lose a game. I’m gonna be really upset if we lose.  That’s the biggest reason I came out here, to get this win for the USA. That is everybody’s mindset.”

 

Louis King (6’8 Forward, Oregon) and Romeo Langford (6’5 Guard, Undecided) are also sitting out for Team USA due to injuries.  King is dealing with a torn ACL and Langford must sit out due to concussion protocol.  Keldon Johnson (6’7 Forward, Kentucky) who was limited in practice on Wednesday night, shooting on his own, but not participating in team drills, is also sitting out.  DeMatha Catholic High School (Md.) head coach Mike Jones was selected head coach of the 2018 USA team for the Nike Hoop Summit.

 

Both Team USA and the World Team held their final practices on Thursday evening in from of a packed house at the Trail Blazers Practice Facility.  The World Team started out sloppy during their scrimmage, but got rolling as the game went along. Andrew Nembhard and Jaylen Hoard were standouts again, while new addition Kofi Cockburn (6’10, 289, Christ the King HS, NY - Jamaica) was hard to miss with his massive frame.  

 

Team USA faced off against a team of local college/high school players including; Lake Oswego HS Calvin Hermanson, Jefferson HS Tyrone White, Grant HS Bryce Canda, Oregon State Beaver Tres Tinkle, Rainier Beach HS and USC-bound Kevin Porter, University of Portland Philipp Hartwitch and D’Marques Tyson, Portland State Brandon Hollins, Central HS and Western Oregon University Tanner Omlid, and Jaden McDaniels, an unsigned senior at Federal Way HS (Wash.).

 

 

Keep reading for profiles on all of Team USA’s players

 

Nike Hoop Summit - World Team - Practice Report

 

 

Jaylen Hoard, Andrew Nembhard Impressive During Scrimmages

 

 

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TUALATIN - Coach Roy Rana of Canada, is in his 8th stint as World Team head coach at the Nike Hoop Summit, while his assistant coach, Marin Sedlacek of Serbia, has even more experience, in his 18th year.  This week, I was able to watch three 2-hour practices at the Trail Blazers Practice Facility in Tualatin that were open to the media and various NBA and college scouts.

 

Rana, left, runs the show at practice.  If he doesn’t like what he see during a drill, the whistle blows and everything comes to a halt until he explains what he wants to see, then practice moves on.  Only Yago Dos Santos of Brazil had an interpreter nearby, and only on day one. Rana likes coming to Portland, but enjoys being around the players more than anything else.

 

“Just getting a chance to be around these really, really special athletes,” said Rana. “They're always great kids. I don’t think people understand how hard it is to get to this level.  Anytime I can be around them it’s a special moment for me.”

 

You can tell that the players respect and want to impress Rana (maybe they want playing time in a nationally televised game?).  In addition to the experienced coaches, as many as 4 or 5 Nike employees helped to run the drills and even stepped in to play with the players when extra bodies were needed.  The practices were fast paced and intense, with drills done at game speed and lots and lots and lots of shots put up. Rana spoke about the difficulty of having only a few practices with the full team in attendance.

 

“It’s always tough to try to bring a group together and play for each other and play selflessly in a very short period of time,” said Rana.  “That’s always a challenge, fortunately we have a lot of character with this group, so I don’t think it will be that difficult.”

 

Rana believes the strength of his team is in the outside shooting and his practices have been geared to get his shooters looks from beyond the 3-point arc.

 

“I think we have the ability to make shots, we can shoot the three,” said Rana. Asked about his teams biggest weakness.  “I don’t think we have a glaring weakness,” said Rana. “Just, our ability to come together on a short prep time and keep from turning it over.”

 

 

Nike Hoop Summit Website 

Keep Reading for: WORLD TEAM ROSTER - 2018 - Player Profiles

 

21st Nike Hoop Summit Returns to Moda Center

 

Nike Hoop Summit Features Oregon Duck Recruit Bol Bol 

 

 

The 21st edition of the Nike Hoop Summit, featuring a team of top U.S. high school seniors against elite international players age 19-and-under, returns to Portland for an 11th consecutive year.  The Nike Hoop Summit, played at the Moda Center on Friday, April 13th at 7:00 P.M., is one of the premier spots to see a mass of future NBA talent in one game.  Alumni include the past eight number one overall NBA Draft picks and more than 100 active players in the NBA.

 

 

Oregon Duck recruits Louis King, 6’5, 204 (Hudson Catholic H.S., Columbus, N.J.) and Bol Bol, 7’1, 225 (Findley Prep, Nev./ Olathe, Kan.) are both on Team USA, but King will not play due to injury according to a USA Basketball press release.  DeMatha Catholic High School (Md.) coach Mike Jones will be Team USA head coach and Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway, Memphis East H.S. (Tenn.) and Herman Harried (Lake Clifton H.S., Baltimore, Md.) are the assistant coaches.

 

The rest of 2018 Team USA for the Nike Hoop Summit includes one player skipping college and going straight to the G-league, 3 Duke recruits, 2 Kentucky recruits, 2 Kansas recruits, 1 Vanderbilt recruit, 1 NBA draft eligible player and 2 undecided big-time prospects.

Darius Bazley 6’6, 197, G-League (Princeton H.S./Cincinnati, Ohio); Darius Garland 6’1, 175, Vanderbilt (Brentwood Academy/Brentwood, Tenn.); Tyler Herro 6’4, 193, Kentucky (Whitnall H.S./Greenfield, Wis.); Keldon Johnson 6’5, 216, Kentucky (Oak Hill Academy/Sterling, Va.); Tre Jones 6’1, 183, Duke (Apple Valley H.S./Apple Valley, Minn.); Romeo Langford 6’5, 201, Undecided (New Albany H.S./New Albany, Ind.); David McCormack 6’10, 259, Kansas (Oak Hill Academy/Norfolk, Va.);  Cameron Reddish 6’6, 211, Duke (Westtown School/Norristown, Pa.); Anfernee Simons 6’2, 181, NBA Draft Eligible (IMG Academy/Altamonte Springs, Fla.); Quentin Grimes 6’3, 204, Kansas (The Woodlands, TX); Jordan Brown 6’10, 205, Undecided (Roseville, CA); and Zion Williamson 6’5, 270, Duke (Spartanburg Day School/Spartanburg, S.C.).

Editor's Note: Simons has pulled out of the Nike Hoop Summit.  

 

Duke recruit R.J. Barrett (Montverde Academy, FLA - Canada) headlines World Team Roster.

 

Tickets link here. ($10 General Admission)

 

 

Banks Rolls Past Estacada To Stay Atop 4A

The Braves went in to Thursday (12/21/17) night's game looking to hold the top spot in 4A Boys Basketball as they took on Estacada.

 

With the Braves having a 6-0 record, and Estacada sitting at 1-4, on paper it looked like a cake walk. The Rangers played good enough defense to stay in the game early though.

 

The Rangers actually held a 17-16 lead shortly into the second quarter, but from that point outon, it was if a Ranger was caught in the jaws of a shark who had tightened its bite. In the final 2 1/2 quarters Banks outscored Estacada an incredible 61-9 including a third quarter that saw the Rangers only offense come on a made free throw.

Scoring Machine Meets Immovable Defense

Ever since I heard that a sophomore from The Dalles scored 50 points in a game last season, I have wanted to see Dakota Murr in action. Fortunately, some video clips are available online so I could see his best moves and plays. Of course, everyone’s a star on their own highlight reels.

 

The best information I could find had the 6-1, 150-pound guard averaging 19 points per game in 2015-16.

 

Last month, The Dalles had a play-in game at Rex Putnam, and I was there. I knew The Dalles was not very good, putting up a 7-15 record and an OSAA ranking as the 27th best team out of 33 5A teams. Putnam was 15-10 and ranked 10th.

 

OK, I was not expected to see a close game; this was about a talented mystery man unknown to most fans around the state.

 

6A Projected 2017 Boys Basketball Tournament

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5A Projected 2017 Boys Basketball Tournament

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4A Projected 2017 Boys Basketball Tournament

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3A Projected 2017 Boys Basketball Tournament

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