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Posted On: 06/26/18 2:00 PM
This off-season has been one of improvement for Bryson Crockett. The hard-working 6-foot-3, 175-pound wing from West Linn has used his time playing high-level AAU basketball and his high school team to improve on aspects of his game, and the early returns have been noticable by his coaches, fans, and colleges as well.
In April and May, Crockett suited up with the 16U squad of the Rose City Rebels and was one of their top performers. “I felt like I played pretty good and I did a pretty good of scoring,” Crockett said. “I’ve been working on my three a lot and getting to the rim. I’ve been trying to get more aggressive at getting to the hoop.”
Crockett showcased some of the improvements he’s made to his game with West Linn at Portland State Team Camp. In helping the Lions to a 4-0 record at camp, he showed off a smooth three-point shot (7-for-14 overall) but also drove to the basket with confidence and finished plays inside both in the half court and in transition.
Playing on the EYBL during the open viewing period gave him the opportunity to play in front of college coaches and several have been in early contact. He’s received calls and texts from Eastern Washington from the middle of June when schools can first come into contact and he’s also heard from Portland, Portland State, and Idaho. At this point, his recruitment is wide open.
“I’m just looking for a good school,” Crockett said. “If I don’t go far in basketball then I can get a good education. I haven’t gotten one yet so I’m hoping to get my first offer.”
Until that happens, Crockett will continue working on his game and then he’ll rejoin the Rebels in July.
“I want to do good in Vegas, that’s one of our big tournaments left,” Crockett said. “So hopefully we can go far there.”
Crockett currently ranks as the #3 ranked player in the PrepHoops Oregon Class of 2020 rankings.