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Posted On: 06/25/18 7:05 AM
Team camp took place on the campus of Portland State University as some of the state’s top 6A squads came and competed in games at the brand new Viking Pavilion at the Stott Center. On hand were some of the top scoring threats in Oregon and these are five of the ones that impressed in the games that PrepHoops Oregon was on hand for.
Jaden Nielsen-Skinner (2019 South Salem HS) – As a Portland State commit, Nielsen-Skinner got a chance to play on his future home court and he felt right at home, knocking down deep threes and also scoring off of transition and off drives. Naturally he doesn’t just score and creates for others with some very creative passes, but everyone knows that “Skinny” is the main offensive threat on the team but it’s still very difficult to stop him and that was certainly the case on both days.
Marcus Tsohonis (2019 Jefferson HS) – Tsohonis did the job scoring buckets, netting 27 in the tough win over Lake Oswego and 19 in the blowout victory over Grant. As usual most of his damage was done on drives and in the mid-range, although he did knock down a couple of threes in each game to keep things somewhat balanced. With his combination of size and skill, it’s very difficult to match up with him as once he gets down into the lane he can simply turn and shoot over smaller defenders. Tsohonis didn’t just score as he also contributed on the boards and dishing it off to teammates, especially on Sunday where he consistently found teammates for open shots.
Micah Garrett (2020 West Linn HS) – There may be no one in the state who takes it better to the basket than Garrett and he did plenty of that in on both days. While he converted on more drives – either with buckets or drawing fouls – in the first game on Saturday, there was no stopping Garrett from getting to the rim. While the rest of weekend he may not have converted as many drives, it’s clear that he could get to the basket about any time he wanted to. And over the course of camp, he may not have taken many perimeter jumpers but he hit enough to keep defenses honest.
Keylin Vance (2019 Jefferson HS) – When Vance gets it going offensively, it’s extremely hard to stop. Things started slowly for the rising senior on Saturday as he only tallied 7 points against Lake Oswego and 9 points against Grant. But on Sunday against Westview he completely caught fire, scoring 23 points and at one point in the second half, knocking down seven straight shots including two deep threes. Vance is one of the best finishers at the basket and he converted creative layups all weekend long.
Joey Rodrick (2019 Cleveland HS) – Rodrick is the key guy on his team so it only makes sense he was doing the majority of the scoring for the Warriors. Rodrick knocked down threes as well as taking it hard to the hole for baskets inside. Long, lanky, and athletic, Rodrick and his crafty moves can often be tricky to keep up with.