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Posted On: 10/5/18 7:00 AM
The Prime Time Top 40 Showcase took place this past Saturday and it’s time to take a look at how each participant performed. After some skill work, the players were split into four teams who played three games each.
Here’s a look at how the members of Team 4 performed (listed in order of their uniform number):
Keylin Vance, Jefferson (2019)
Like he did at practically every event or tournament we saw him at this summer, Vance did what he always does – score the basketball. While the long range shot wasn’t quite cooking for the 6-foot-1 senior, he took the ball strong to the basket and put the ball in the hole in all the creative ways we have seen him do. As he continues to develop his passing and defensive skills, Vance should see his college recruitment skyrocket.
Wayne McKinney, Lake Oswego (2021)
Many people didn’t get to see McKinney this summer since he spends that time with his family down in San Diego and plays for an AAU team down there. So when the 5-foot-9 sophomore flashed his athleticism and quickness with the ball, observers certainly paid attention. He took the ball strong to the hole but also showed a strong pull-up jumper. McKinney continues to develop his point guard skills and should lead the way for Lake Oswego this season.
Bryson Crockett, West Linn (2020)
Crockett had a solid showing at the event, displaying his versatility offensively with his shooting ability from three but also by creating some off of the dribble. Given the 6-foot-3 junior was largely playing alongside some other ball-dominant guards, Crockett didn’t get a ton of opportunities to show his stuff but when he got the chance, the smooth lefty made the most out of it.
Brian Warinner, Bend (2019)
Like several others on the team, Warinner had minimal touches on offense during the games. But he ran the floor well and showed good ball-handling and passing skills for his 6-foot-7 size. His combination of skills and size continue to intrigue college coaches at varying levels and he has already started making college campus visits this fall.
Payton Richardson, Western Mennonite (2020)
An undersized forward at 6-foot-3 who is developing his guard skills, Richardson showed scrappiness as he fought hard on the boards and for loose balls. Offensively, he drew fouls on drives and also spotted up and hit some perimeter shots.
Josh Angle, Lake Oswego (2019)
With so many ball-handlers on the team, Angle was able to focus more on playing at the off guard and doing what he does best – shoot the long range shot. At the event he actually didn’t get many touches, but did hit some threes and some mid-range jumpers both when open and covered. Angle remains our choice for the best shooter in the state.
Isaac Lange, Thurston (2019)
Lange was extremely productive offensively, scoring not only with some high-flying dunks but also with a couple of running one-handed floaters in the lane. The 6-foot-1 lead guard was one of the most explosive athletes at the event. Still without a scholarship offer, that should change this upcoming season.
Dakota Reber, Wilsonville (2020)
Reber didn’t touch a ball a ton, but when he did he was aggressive taking it to the basket and on a couple of occasions, finished at the rim. At 6-foot-5 with good athleticism, he continues to develop his perimeter skills in an effort to be a more versatile player.
Jonah Zeller, Catlin Gabel (2021)
Like most of the other post players on Saturday, Zeller didn’t touch the ball much, but when he did he showed a fairly nice turnaround jumper. It’s clear the 6-foot-9 post is still developing but he showed that he does have a good base to work with as he can run the floor and his outside touch is fairly soft.
Justin Bieker, Jesuit (2019)
Bieker earned a slot at the event after playing well in fall league and he showed that he was worthy of the selection. The 6-foot-5 senior shot well from mid-range and also got to the basket and converted a number of traditional three-point plays. Bieker should be ready to step up as one of Jesuit’s top scoring threats this season.
Marquis “Mookie” Cook, Sabin Middle School (2023)
The sole invitee who is not in high school, Cook earned an invite because not only is he the top players in the Class of 2023 but considered by many to be the next future superstar from the state. He got minimal time and touches for the most part at the event, but did score a couple of buckets and you can bet he will be one to watch in future PT40s.
Joe Juhala, West Linn (2020)
A developing forward at 6-foot-7, Juhala lacks experience but did his best to fit in on the court. He mainly spotted up outside and hit a couple of threes but also got in the paint a little for a couple of putbacks. This season will be his first on varsity but look for him to play major minutes for the Lions.