Posted On: 11/19/18 9:17 AM
As the start of his senior year approaches, Drayton Caoile is going with the flow. The steady 6-foot, 175-pound point guard from West Linn definitely stayed busy this summer, playing high-level AAU basketball and working on his game. While he won’t be signing early, Caoile continues to stay in touch with college coaches with one program in particular possibly close to making a move on him.
In his last combine-type of event this fall, Caoile got a chance to match up against the cream of the crop at the Prime Time Top 40 Showcase in Portland. “I got to play against the best players in the state and that was cool,” Caoile said. “Just being under the same roof with all of them was a good experience. I didn’t play my best but I had fun.”
What Caoile does best is take things as they come. So when it comes to his college recruitment, he’s not sweating things too much but there has been one school at the forefront for some time. “It’s just going at the same pace with all the same colleges I’ve been talking to,” Caoile said. “Chaminade – they just want to get the head coach looking at me as he really hasn’t seen much of my game yet. I’ve been talking to the assistant a lot – he’s seen my game a lot better so they’re just trying to get the head coach to look at me. We’re going to Hawaii (for a tournament) and they’re also in a tournament at the same time so hopefully the schedules will match up.”
Last season, West Linn missed out on the state tournament for the first time in several years. Caoile is hopeful that won’t happen again. “We were a lot younger last year so we are a lot more mature coming into this season,” Caoile said. “We’re a lot more athletic and our speed is more fast-paced and I think we defend better. We have much better chemistry this year as we’ve been together for awhile so hopefully it shows. It will just be one game at a time – that’s all that matters.”
Caoile currently ranks as the #15 player in the PrepHoops Class of 2019 rankings.