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Posted On: 09/20/18 1:35 PM
Pictured: Colton Gorski, Sandy
The PrepHoops Top 250 Expo for Oregon took place on Saturday at Parkrose High School, and 40 of the top players in the state gathered for some high level competition in front of numerous observers in attendance including a number of college coaches.
Since the majority of the players at the event were guards, it’s not a surprise there was plenty of good perimeter shooting on display. Here’s a look at the top shooters:
Jesse White, Barlow (2020) (Top Shooter)
White was not only one of the top performers – if not THE top one – at the showcase, he most definitely was the top shooter. Remember the classic video game NBA Jam where a player would be “On Fire”? That was where White was at most of the day. It was almost ridiculous how much on fire the 5-foot-11 guard was the entire day as he was hitting shots from all over the place. Sometimes it was simply a manner of White dribbling up the court and pulling up and draining a deep three from 30 feet away. While he certainly scored on some drives and on some mid-range pull-ups, it was his long range bombing that accounted for most of White’s points on the day.
Colton Gorski, Sandy (2019)
We covered most of Gorski’s play at the Expo here. But while the 6-foot-2 senior had an all-around performance at the event, his reputation is as a shooter and he certainly filled it up from the outside in the games we watched. Gorski continues to be a sleeper in terms of college recruitment but the college coaches that were there in attendance were impressed.
Erik Fraser, Grant (2020)
Fraser wasn’t as flashy with his outside shooting but he was dead on when he got the chance. The 6-foot-3 junior from Grant found his spots on the floor for catch and shoot opportunities and when he got a clean look, he more often than not buried the shot. The fact Fraser was able to play fairly well despite the fact he had played in two games earlier in the day was quite impressive.
Taylor Pomeroy, Franklin (2019)
Pomeroy is an all-around scorer who actually had a little bit of trouble finishing his drives around the hoop in the times we saw him at the Expo. But his outside shot was fairly sharp and he converted on a number of open looks from the perimeter. The 6-foot-2 senior should be a major force for a sleeper Franklin team this year in the PIL.
Carter O’Hare and Hayden O’Hare, Philomath (2020)
We will have to admit that at times we got a little confused when watching the O’Hare twins. Both are 6-foot-5, lanky, and play a similar game where they like to float on the perimeter. But both were solid shooters and hit open shots out to beyond the arc. Based on our notes, Carter O’Hare has a little more of a one-handed jump shot whereas Hayden O’Hare has more of a traditional two-handed release.