Username or Email Address
Posted On: 08/13/18 2:36 PM
Photo Credit: Oregon Live
Barring any last minute decisions, the college destinations of the Class of 2018 in Oregon have been determined and this month, many of those getting ready to start their college basketball careers will have enrolled in school. Here’s a list of those who are heading to the Division II level.
Breakdown: Compared to other years, this is a fairly large group for the state. Jake Estep (ranked #9) and Ty Horner (#27) with Western Oregon and Biola were the only ones to sign in the fall, having found what they liked what they saw early on in the process. The Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) traditionally signs several players from the state but only a few jumped on board this year with Dane Agost (#33) staying close to home at Concordia, First Team 6A All-State honoree Alexis Angeles (#13) picking up a late offer from St. Martin’s, and sleeper Boston Thompson (#18) also heading to Western Oregon.
The state of Hawaii has brought in Oregon kids from time to time and it was no different this year with Isaac Amaral-Artharee (#24) heading to Oahu with Chaminade and Jalen Thompson (#11) going to the Big Island and Hawaii-Hilo.
There were a couple of surprises with Jake Fedrizzi (#64) and Caleb Larsen (#NR) getting an opportunity to get some scholarship money, but both were players that caught the eye of the programs they inked with. JR Schilling (#16) will take his shooting skills to Cal State Monterrey Bay while it appears that Zac Bulgin (#NR) will be walking on at Point Loma Nazarene.
The most interesting commitment may been that of Bryce Sloan (#6). The Lincoln graduate turned some heads at the state tournament and had earned a Division I scholarship offer from Marist, and Division II offers from half of the GNAC and interest from other D-I and D-II schools. But as time passed, things stretched out and in the end, Sloan made the decision to join a relatively new but upcoming power in Cal State San Marcos.
A number of players from the Class of 2018 will be playing on scholarship at the NAIA level. Here’s a list of those individuals
Breakdown: The in-state NAIA schools traditionally recruit from within the state’s borders and this year is no different. Southern Oregon in particular scored big in landing Three Rivers League MVP Teron Bradford (#8) and 5A Midwestern League MVP Kiefer Edwards (#10). OIT loaded up on in-state products, grabbing ranked players Matt Van Tassell (#17) and Kaison Faust (#21) as well as Kyle Hadwick and Jesse Higgins. Among other ranked players in PrepHoops Oregon’s Class of 2018 rankings, Corban landed Chandler Cavell (#35) and Damian Ball (#68) and Northwest Christian nabbed Dyshawn Hobson (#23) and Trey Magnuson.
Three ranked players will start their college careers out of state with Cade Roth (#29) going to Westmont in California, Anthony Sprauer (#38) heading to Lewis-Clark State in Idaho, and Tyler Wadleigh (#53) off to St. Katherine’s in California, a brand new men’s basketball program starting up.