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Posted On: 06/6/18 8:00 AM
Take a seat on the sidelines for a Hoop Salem 16U game and right away you’ll definitely notice one young man – Emorej Lynk. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound rising junior from Kennedy High School in Mt. Angel is already built like a grown man as his physical maturity is well beyond his years. Lynk does have skill though and recently showed it off at The Hoop Memorial Day Classic.
At the tournament, Lynk effectively used his strength and athleticism to man the boards and score down low, but was also able to utilize good ball-handling skills and an ability to attack the basket. In one game he drove the baseline and threw down a power dunk that brought about some definite oohs and aahs.
Hoop Salem 16U ended up losing in the title game of the tournament’s 16U division but overall, it’s been a good spring for Lynk. “My game has been going good – I think I’ve been playing pretty good, defensively,” Lynk said. “I’m rebounding, protecting the paint, and scoring.”
Lynk – who is also a star on the gridiron – has received limited basketball recruiting attention but he did note that he’s been invited to camps this summer at Portland, Lewis & Clark, and Oregon. He’s wide open at this point. “Whoever offers me,” Lynk said. Regarding location he added, “Not too close but not too far, but in the middle – I don’t want to go too far.
College recruitment will take shape eventually. For now it’s focusing on his play on the basketball court the rest of the summer. “Shoot more,” Lynk said. “I want to get a better way of scoring instead of attacking the paint.”
Lynk currently ranks as the #9 player in the PrepHoops Oregon Class of 2020 rankings.