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Posted On: 07/23/18 6:39 PM
The game has evolved where big men are no longer required to stay in the paint. So when you see Grant Webster launching away from three-point line, don’t be shocked. The lanky 6-foot-7, 205-pound rising senior from Marshfield has been working on adding that to his game and he was able to showcase that this past weekend in the Premier Summer Championships.
Playing with Hoop Salem, Webster showed off a nice touch from long range. But given his size, he also battled down low on the boards on both ends. “I feel like I’ve been shooting well this summer,” Webster said. “I also feel like I’ve been playing pretty good defense. I’ve been working on my ball-handling and rebounding.”
Webster started playing with Hoop Salem in the spring and has felt good about how he’s fit in with the team since then. His versatility has help him get noticed from some college programs, most notably Chaminade, George Fox, and St. Martin’s. “I’m still feeling out everything,” Webster said. “I’m looking for a good fit with academics and the basketball program. I’d prefer to stay on the West Coast.”
Coaches will certainly be tracking his progress the remainder of July as Webster and his teammates have one more tournament left in the live evaluation period. His goals the rest of the month are simple. “I just want to keep winning games and keep playing well in front of coaches,” Webster said.
Webster currently ranks as the #21 player in the PrepHoops Oregon Class of 2019 rankings.