Ten best: Northwest Shootout

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Posted On: 04/18/18 12:59 AM

On Saturday, the Oregon All-Stars faced off against the Washington All-Stars in Hillsboro at Liberty High School. In a game composed of only seniors, Washington appeared to be the more talented and favored team, but Oregon emerged with a 105-98 victory. Here’s what stood out:

Best Performance: Kyle Greeley, West Salem (OR)

Greeley, Oregon’s lone Division I commit, led the way by shooting 9 of 13 from the field (4 of 6 from deep) for 24 points and 10 rebounds. A Portland State commit, Greeley said: “We were considered the underdog coming into this game. They got probably six D-I guys, we got one D-I guy, but we took the underdog mentality and took it as a challenge and took it right to them, I think.”

The Other Best Performance: Jake Estep, Beaverton (OR)

Estep shared co-MVP honors with Greeley after he also put up 24 points (shooting 8 of 17 from the field). The fourth leading scorer in 6A this season — Greeley was first — Estep hit 4 of his 8 three-point tries. He was largely unfazed by Washington’s D-I lineup. “I couldn’t really pick any of them out of a crowd,” said Estep, a Western Oregon commit.

The Best Highlight Reel: Kevin Porter, Rainier Beach (WA)

The highest-caliber player in the game put on a show, as expected, in the first half. Just two days after he wowed NBA scouts with an impressive showing at a Nike Hoop Summit scrimmage, he totaled five dunks through the opening half, including a windmill. “He’s one of the best players in the nation,” Greeley said. The USC commit finished with 19 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and 3 steals. If his jump shot had been on, it might have been a different story for Washington.

Best Stat Line: Erik Stevenson, Timerbline (WA)

Stevenson, committed to Wichita State, racked up 29 points, 11 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 blocks in 36 minutes of play (only Porter played more for either team). He showed off his athleticism, hanging in the air to finish at the rim and grab rebounds.

Closest To A Triple Double: Bryce Sloan, Lincoln (OR)

Sloan, who dazzled all year as Lincoln’s point guard, leading them to a third place finish in Oregon’s 6A state tournament, was impressive once again. He finished with 10 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.

Sloan also could’ve been named for “best display of effort” after he dove into press row with three minutes remaining. A minute later, Cole Turner dove into the scorer’s table for a loose ball.

Most Opportune Shooting: Jay Elmore, South Eugene (OR) and Aaron Baune, McMinnville (OR)

On multiple occasions in the second half, Washington put together runs to challenge Oregon. But both Elmore and Baune hit key threes to keep Washington at bay. Elmore finished with 9 points on 3 of 6 three-point shooting and Baune added 10 points on 2 of 5 shooting from long. Oregon combined to shoot 16 of 35 (46 percent) from deep.

Most Activity On The Glass: Dalton Renne, Banks (OR)

In only 15 minutes of play, Renne gathered 8 rebounds, especially impressive for a player who had a scary injury just last month. He also added a dunk.

Best Distributor: Trevante Anderson, Rainier Beach (WA)

With a nod to Bryce Sloan and Teron Bradford — the two of them traded off point guard responsibilities for Oregon and combined for 11 assists — Anderson was impressive, too. He made some nice passes to finish with 7 assists. The University of San Francisco commit also added 8 points and 4 rebounds.

Best Display of Athleticism: Washington All-Stars

Everyone knew the Washington squad was more athletic. And they showed it. High-profile recruit Emmitt Matthew, Stevenson and and Porter contributed three blocks each, showing off their leaping ability each time. Washington State commit C.J. Elleby had an off performance (4 of 16 from the field), but, too, showed his athleticism.

Best Quote: Bryce Sloan, Lincoln (OR)

With Washington’s green and yellow jerseys and Oregon’s red and black ones, the game had the look of a SuperSonics versus Trail Blazers game. But Bryce Sloan liked the jerseys for a different reason:

“It has Oregon across the front of it, man. That’s home.”

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