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Posted On: 10/10/18 11:37 AM
Bridger Steppe had a good run this summer. The all-around 6-foot-4, 210-pound forward from Tualatin High School played his AAU basketball with Team Jones and he fit right in with the squad. Steppe also got a chance to participate in the PrepHoops Top 250 Expo in September and he’s looking at catching the eyes of college programs this year as a senior.
At the PrepHoops Expo, Steppe was solid as he battled big guys down low but also stepped out and his perimeter shots. Consider it time well spent. “It was nice since I’ve been playing against these guys since 5th or 6th grade, so it’s been good to see how everyone has developed,” Steppe said. “I liked our team as everyone moved the ball around.
The Expo came on the heels of a spring and summer with Team Jones, where he felt that he fit in well there too. “I was with a lot of smaller school star players and we had a pretty good team – we had a good run,” Steppe said. “They played the game really well and I felt that I did good. Three-and-D was my job – I guarded the best player and I shot the three.”
Steppe picked up a little bit of college interest over the off-season and he noted that Sheridan College in Wyoming has been in touch. He’s wide open in the recruiting process. “I just want a good program, good atmosphere, good culture, good academics,” Steppe said. “A place I can fit in and make an impact – that’s what I’m looking for the most.
Steppe knows that the next few months will be key for his future and he’s anxious to get started. “It’s going to have to be this season if I want to get noticed more,” Steppe said. “In high school I’ll be the player. And we should be good. We might not have all the superstars like everyone else but our team is deep. We go eight or nine deep, so I’m really excited for this year.”
Steppe currently ranks as the #51 player in the PrepHoops Class of 2019 rankings.