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Posted On: 02/9/18 1:00 PM
Oregon’s 2018 class is headlined by Jefferson’s Kamaka Hepa. Everyone knows it. But there are lots of other talented—and available—seniors as well. Here are some of the top Portland-area seniors:
Khalil Chatman, Jefferson
Chatman is one of the most athletic players in Oregon and is averaging 13 points, 11 rebounds on a stacked Jefferson team. The 6-foot-9 forward has offers from Detroit Mercy (where his brother plays and father coaches) and from Montana State.
Kelton Samore, Grant
You can’t teach 6-foot-9. Samore, the son of Grant’s Athletic Director, is a good-sized forward, but also has the ability to hit mid-range jumpers. As of the fall, he’s received interest from Ivy Leagues and local schools like the University of Portland. Air Force has offered him.
Darius Guinn, Grant
A one-time Montana commit, Guinn is a 6-foot-5 small forward who can shoot the three. He’s on a talented Grant team and could end up playing low-major Division I.
Bryce Sloan, Lincoln
A 6-foot-3 point guard, Sloan is a truly complete high school basketball player. With some work in the weight room, he could make an impact on a college court next year. He’s receiving Division II offers and has heard from some low-major D-I’s.
Bostyn Holt, Roosevelt
All quiet on the Holt front. Holt hasn’t received many offers yet, but one would expect them to come. He’s 6-foot-5 (or 6-foot-7 depending on who you ask) and runs the point for the Roughriders, although he projects as a wing in college. He has some untapped potential and is turning NAIA heads. He should earn a scholarship somewhere.
Matt Lang, Jesuit
He has a D-II offer from Northwest Nazarene and a preferred walk-on option at Gonzaga, but Lang is still uncommitted. A 6-foot-3 lefty, Lang has a D-I three-point shot, but is more projectable at the D-II or NAIA level.
Dane Agost, Clackamas
A 6-foot-7 forward, Agost is plain athletic. He can jump out of the gym. His sister, Taylor, played volleyball at Oregon and while Dane won’t land at a PAC-12 school, he does have Division II potential.
Isaac Amaral-Artharee, Central Catholic
Amaral-Artharee can flat score. He’s a terrific shooter and can finish in the lane, and also get to the line. He’s also an above average perimeter defender. A 6-foot-2 guard, he is an NAIA/D-II/D-III type of player.
Abdi Dahir, David Douglas
A 6-foot-5 lefty wing, Dahir is athletic with a lot of upside.
Jalen Thompson, West Linn
Thompson can stroke it—the lefty is shooting over 50 percent from deep—but is also a great perimeter defender and can handle the ball. He probably projects as a D-II player; once he puts on some muscle, he’ll be a really solid college athlete.
J.R. Schilling, Lake Oswego
A 6-foot-5 wing, Schilling is a terrific off-the-dribble scorer and uses his length on defense. A handful of D-II’s are talking to him.
Austin Dufort, Tigard
A 6-foot-6 post, Dufort isn’t flashy, but he’s reliable. Unsure of which colleges are talking to him, but he looks like a D-III guy.
Alexis Angeles, Tualatin
Although running the point for Tualatin, Angeles might be the best pure scorer in the state. He is likely to play the off-guard in college. He’ll earn a scholarship somewhere.
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