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Posted On: 08/6/18 7:00 AM
Portland State Elite Camp took place this past Friday and in the house were the majority of the top players in the state of Oregon, including many of the highest ranked Class of 2019 prospects. How did they perform in the brand new Viking Pavilion?
Here’s a rundown of what we saw from some of the top rising seniors for 2018-19.
Aaron Deloney (2019 Grant HS) – Since he missed team camp for a family trip, this was the first time Deloney had an opportunity to play at Viking Pavilion – and some of the outside shot he was missing most of the month of July returned. While he started off cold in the first game, Deloney found a rhythm and started to hit shots – both from beyond the arc and on his patented hard drives to the hoop. He also did a great job with his passing in finding the open man. Portland State remains extremely active in recruiting Deloney – will Viking Pavilion be his college home?
Ty Rankin (2019 Grant HS) – As he did with the Rose City Rebels in the month of July, Rankin was all over the place on both ends of the floor on defense and on the glass. But on offense, instead of catching and shooting threes, he enjoyed some more freedom of creating off the dribble and finishing plays around the basket.
Stevie Schlabach (2019 Tigard HS) – Paired on a team with several scorers, Schlabach didn’t get as many touches as he usually might with either Tigard or Team Fly White. But when he did get the ball, he made the most out of his opportunities and shot a high percentage. He also contributed on the boards and we’re starting to get used to seeing him block some shots on defense as well.
Josh Angle (2019 Lake Oswego HS) – Angle’s last AAU game was one of his best as he burned Seattle Rotary with some big-time outside shooting. That good vibe carried over into camp as Angle shot the ball well not only from three but from mid-range as well. One thing that also carried over from the month of July is his nose for the ball on the boards as Angle found himself grabbing quite a few rebounds in the two games he played.
Zach Galvin (2019 Southridge HS) – Galvin played like he always plays – full speed and at the edge of reckless abandon, as he scrapped all over the place for rebounds, loose balls, and tight defense. He also showed off a touch from the perimeter, draining open threes and mid-range shots.
Isaac Lange (2019 Thurston HS) – Lange is an outstanding athlete who struggled with some injuries this summer. He appeared to be at 100 percent during camp and while he looked the part, he was paired on a team full of younger players and ones he had not played with in the past. He didn’t get a chance to do much with the ball but did find a couple of opportunities to finish plays on the break.
Taylor Pomeroy (2019 Franklin HS) – Pomeroy didn’t get a lot of opportunities to shoot the ball, but when he did he made the most out of them. He is a solid shooter out to three-point range and despite normally being the main option on offense, he fit right into the team concept.
Sataievior Ayilola (2019 Central Catholic HS) – The question always seems to be if Ayilola will show up – he did not play for the Rose City Rebels after the Peach Invitational Tournament – but at PSU he most certainly did and once again displayed why he can be such a tantalizing prospect. Ayilola posted up strong and facing up, used his ball-handling ability to attack the basket and finish at the rim. Defensively he protected the paint and blocked several shots. There may be no individual more difficult to stop than Ayilola when he is motivated, which is the key to his success.