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Posted On: 10/2/18 2:00 PM
The beat goes on for Keylin Vance. Whenever the fearless 6-foot-2, 175-pound combo guard from Jefferson High School steps on the basketball court, he still feels like he’s got something to prove. This month, Vance laced up his sneakers to go toe-to-toe against some of the state’s best at the PrepHoops Top 250 Expo and the Prime Time Top 40 Showcase, and in both events he showed that he’s an offensive force to be reckoned with his senior season.
“It’s been cool to play with and against some of my friends that go to different high schools,” Vance said. “I’ve been able to show people what I’m capable of and show how I’ve gotten better and what I’m about to bring into the high school season.”
Vance was incredibly impressive in both events. At the PrepHoops Top 250 Expo in early September, Vance lit up the scoreboard and scored in every which way possible from deep threes to athletic drives to the bucket. While his outside shot wasn’t falling as well at the Prime Time Top 40 Showcase, Vance was still unguardable going to the basket, where he finished plays athletically with both hands in some of the most acrobatic ways possible.
These events make up a little for what was a bit of an uneven July with AAU basketball, but it was one that Vance tried to make the most out of. He remains under the radar when it comes to college recruitment, but Vance did note that he has talked some with some schools. Washington State noticed him at some games and he’s also talking some with Chaminade but he’s totally open and is looking forward to a big senior season.
“I’m trying to get some bigger schools this upcoming year,” Vance said. “I want to get a little bigger going into the season and add some muscle. Obviously, I want to help us win state, but I’m also trying to get First Team All-State because I think I’m capable of doing that.”
Vance currently ranks as the #12 player in the PrepHoops Oregon Class of 2019 rankings.