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Posted On: 10/18/18 11:59 PM
PrepHoops Oregon is hitting up open gyms in the Portland Metro area this next month to get an early look some of the top teams. Wednesday afternoon’s visit was to see the Beaverton Beavers. Head coach Andrew Vancil has a solid group of shooters who will give the Beavers a balanced attack.
There weren’t any full-on games but there were some halfcourt drills that showcased the players skills. Here are observations on several of the players present:
Mason Stewart-Carothers (2019)
Stewart-Carothers reputation is as a shooter and he shot it really well in this workout, especially from three-point range. He has a quick release and shoots it with a high arc and tight ball rotation. The 5-foot-10 senior noted that he worked on his point guard skills over the summer with Rose City Basketball but he will likely play out on the wing this season.
Isaac Rosenthal (2019)
Rosenthal projects as the team’s starting point guard and he showed off a solid handle as well as a nice pull-up jumper. He wasn’t as accurate from three-point range but still shot it from distance fairly well. An extremely good student, he is looking at some very high-academic schools. We will have an individual update on the 6-foot senior soon.
Jon Oleson (2020)
Oleson has a solid frame at 6-foot-2 and showed a nice all-around game. Listed as a post, he faced the basket and sank mid-range and three-point jumpers with accuracy. Oleson is a talented baseball player and noted that his goal is to earn a scholarship at the Division II level on the diamond.
Ams Juwara (2021)
We would have liked to have seen Juwara in full court action as it’s pretty clear he is extremely quick. At 5-foot-9, he is well-built like a house and he was strong with his penetration moves. The lefty does have a pretty decent outside shot out to three-point range as well.
Bennett Giebels (2020)
Giebels is a solid 6-foot-3 and should be a frontcourt contributor. He battled hard on the boards and was able to face up and hit some mid-range jumpers.
Dane Erikstrup (2021)
Erikstrup is a developing post player who has grown a couple of inches to 6-foot-4 from last season. Lanky and still growing into his body, he was fairly mobile in half-court drills and was able to face up and hit some outside shots.