Posted On: 04/11/18 1:14 PM
Before we can move on to the spring aau season & beyond, we need to take one final look at a great 2017-18 season and recognize the teams and players that stood out along the way.
Delasalle North Catholic finally got over the hump (3 state runner ups in the last five years) to win the first state title in school history, defeating defending champion Dayton in a convincing title game victory. Senior Emmanuel Reiley was named the Most Outstanding Player of the state tournament.
Here is our version of the Class 3A all state teams, based on play throughout the season:
Emmanuel Reiley SR Forward Delasalle (POY)
Tanner Lewis SR Wing Dayton
RJ Veliz JR Guard Blanchet Catholic
Zach Baugher JR Forward Santiam Christian
Seth Waddington SR Guard Coquille
Anthony Sprauer SR Post Horizon Christian
Joel McLemore SR Guard Cascade Christian
Ian Holzman SR Guard Oregon Episcopal
Braden Nowlin JR Guard Dayton
Johnny Phillips SR Forward Irrigon
Boston Thompson SR Post Nyssa
Kaden Webb SR Guard Umatilla
Trey Magnuson SR Guard Creswell
Kadren Addy SR Guard Delasalle
Tyshawn Ford SR Guard Portland Adventist
Kadeem Nelson JR Guard Delasalle
Dusten Sewald SR Forward Clatskanie
Mike Bashaw SR Forward Blanchet Catholic
Stephen Parmenter JR Guard Pleasant Hill
Tyler Cochran SR Guard Cascade Christian
Dawson Carr SR Forward Rainier
Hayden Wakefield JR Wing Salem Academy
Ubedei McGautha FR Guard Catlin Gabel
2018-19 Way Too Early Top 5
We take a look at the early favorites in class 3A for the 2018-19 season. Note that these are very fluid with so many private schools in this classification, that regularly have movement on their rosters. Also, this list doesn’t include schools that are moving down from the 4A level in next year’s OSAA realignment. Several of these programs are likely to have immediate success.
1. Santiam Christian – The Baugher brothers return for the Eagles, who were ranked in the Top 5 most of this season.
2. Dayton – The Pirates return several key pieces from their state runner up team including point guard Braden Nowlin.
3. Delasalle – The state champs suffer some key losses, but return a group of talented athletes lead by Kadeem Nelson.
4. Catlin Gabel – Catlin returns most of the key pieces from a group that was a buzzer beater away from advancing to the Elite 8.
5. Pleasant Hill – The Billies bring back most of their roster including talented 2019 performers Stephen Parmenter and Logan Pruitt.
Others to Watch: Blanchet Catholic, Salem Academy, Cascade Christian, Clatskanie, Horizon Christian