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:

1st Team

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

2nd Team

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

3rd Team

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

Honorable Mention

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