Posted On: 05/14/19 12:51 AM
Arguably the top student-athlete basketball player in the Class of 2019 has made his college decision. Late last week, Josh Angle made it official. The sharp-shooting 6-foot-1, 180-pound Lake Oswego senior was looking for the right fit when it came to basketball and education and he determined that he had found that on the West Coast at Claremont Kenna.
“It was just the combination,” Angle said. “The academics are really strong – I want to major in business or econ(omics) and that’s what they’re really strong in. And Coach (Ken) Scalmanini has been talking to me since the end of my sophomore year and it’s a place where I knew I was really wanted. It’s a place I know where I can contribute at and at the same time simultaneously I’ll get a really good education.”
Angle was once honed in on the possibilities of going to school on the East Coast, but when he made a visit to the school in Southern California, that helped seal the deal. “The campus is super nice and they have a new athletic facility called the Roberts Pavilion,” Angle said. “It’s super nice and it’s a brand new gym, super modern – I’m looking forward to working out there. And the campus and dorms and everything – when I visited I was really impressed with how everything was so nice.”
“And I felt like I really meshed with all the teammates,” Angle continued. “They were all people I could see myself like in the future. I definitely took that as a good sign.”
A lights out shooter who developed more of an all-around game as he became more of the featured player this past season, Angle is looking forward to what awaits him at the college level and is focused on improving his game and body to get ready. “The main thing for me is to continue getting stronger and building athleticism,” Angle said. “Just staying in the gym and continuing to improve my skills.”
Angle currently ranks as the #7 player in the PrepHoops Oregon Class of 2019 rankings.