Posted On: 03/12/19 7:38 PM
Another senior is off the board. Oreon Courtney made the move up to West Linn for his senior season for a number of reasons and one of which was to get on the radar of some college coaches. Consider that a success for the athletic 6-foot-3, 185-pound swingman as even though he played out of position he earned First Team All-League honors. Now Courtney is set on his path for the next level as he’s signed with Lewis-Clark State.
“They gave me a pretty good deal, Idaho is not that far away, and I liked the place when I looked at it so I decided to go there,” Courtney said. “I like the school a lot and the gym is really nice. The people were nice and the coaches, I like them a lot. I feel like they’ll help me a lot.”
Courtney chose Lewis-Clark State over Concordia, Northwest Nazarene, Central Washington, and a number of junior colleges. Lewis-Clark State offered him a scholarship for five years and when it was all put together, the ultra-athletic senior liked the opportunity to play at his natural wing position – something he’s going to be preparing for.
“I’m definitely going to be working on my shooting this off-season,” Courtney said. “And I’m going to be doing track as well.”
Senior season wasn’t necessarily the easiest for Courtney but in retrospect he was probably the rock of the team from start to finish. In addition to earning First Team All-League honors, he was also co-Defensive Player of the Year and he can look back on 2018-19 with pride.
“I enjoyed it, it was a really good season,” Courtney said. “We had a couple of injuries and stuff like that but we played through it and handled adversity very well. Being able to have to step up and play a different position than I usually play – sometimes I wasn’t comfortable but I had to do what I did to help the team win.”
Courtney currently ranks as the #12 player in the PrepHoops Oregon Class of 2019 rankings.