Posted On: 10/19/18 5:00 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. Tuesday evening’s visit was to see the Oregon City Pioneers. Head coach Aaron Newkirk loses league player of the year Teron Bradford and some other seniors, but there are some returnees and newcomers who will have to step up as the Pioneers transition back to the Three Rivers League.
There wasn’t any full court action, but the team went through drills and half-court scrimmages. Here are observations on three of the players Newkirk believes have college potential that were present:
Andre Best (2020)
The first thing we immediately noticed about Best is that he has a very impressive toned muscular physique, especially for his age. At the same time, the 5-foot-10 point guard has great quickness that he utilizes on both offense and defense. He was able to get to the basket at will and finish plays with either hand, yet also showed a nice touch out past three point range. Defensively, he worked hard both on and off the ball. A transfer from West Linn, he figures to have a very big role with Oregon City this season.
Corbal Remsburg (2019)
Remsburg also had a very nice physique on a solid frame, and was solid all-around on both ends. In fact, the 5-foot-11 senior showed incredible tenacity with his on-the-ball defense. He displayed a very nice jumper out to three-point range with a quick release and tight rotation on the ball, and was also able to score on drives to the basket.
Erich Nova (2019)
Nova is an undersized yet athletic forward/post. He may be just 6-foot-4 but he is incredibly quick down low and very aggressive with his moves and taking it to the basket. Defensively, he was able to use his length to block or at least alter shots on defense.