Posted On: 09/5/19 8:51 AM

Barring any last minute decisions, the college destinations of the Class of 2018 in Oregon have been determined and this month, many of those getting ready to start their college basketball careers will have enrolled in school.  Here’s a list of those who are heading to the NAIA level, which will still be in two divisions before combining into one in 2020-21.

Prospect Height Position High School College
Taylor Anderson 5’10 PG Grants Pass Corban
Kaleb Anundi 6’9 PF Stayton Northwest Christian
Luke Arzner 6’3 PG McMinnville OIT
Jack Berg 6’3 SG Sisters Embry-Riddle (Ariz.)
Aaron Buechley 6’3 SG Umpqua Valley Corban
Luke Burke 6’0 PG Willamette Northwest Christian
Oreon Courtney 6’3 SG West Linn Lewis-Clark State
Brock Henry 6’3 SG Southridge Lewis-Clark State
Ian Hunt 6’6 PF Astoria Evergreen State
Micah Jenkins 6’3 SG Stayton Corban
Cole McAninich 6’4 SG South Eugene Northwest Christian
Christopher Nobles 6’3 SF Wallowa Corban
Jace Norton 6’1 SG La Salle Silver Lake (Wis.)
Stephen Parmenter 5’11 PG Pleasant Hill Corban
Alex Petshow 6’3 SF Horizon Christian (HR) Multnomah
Tommy Pham 5’6 PG Madison Portland Bible (*)
Caleb Premore 6’3 SG Faith Bible Multnomah
Andrew Reynolds 6’2 SG Henley Northwest Christian
Josiah Roth 6’4 SF Silverton Corban
Kaden Sand 6’4 SG Baker Northwest Christian
Stevie Schlabach 6’4 SF Tigard Northwest Christian
Dustin Silver 6’2 SG Perrydale Northwest Christian
Nima Vaday 5’9 PG Lakeridge Warner Pacific
Hayden Wakefield 6’4 SF Salem Academy Multnomah

(*) – Portland Bible is actually a NCCAA institution

BreakdownOnce again the in-state NAIA schools in the Cascade Conference loaded up with signees, probably no one more so than Northwest Christian who landed a talented class led by 6A First Team All-State performer Stevie Schlabach, 4A big man Kaleb Anundi, and versatile wing scorer Cole McAninich. Schlabach and Anundi were on the Oregon team that participated in the Northwest Shootout. Other top players that chose to stay in-state for school include Luke Arzner to OIT, Taylor Anderson to Corban, and Hayden Wakefield to Multmomah.

A handful of top players chose to sign with NAIA programs out of state, namely Brock Henry and Oreon Courtney with Lewis-Clark State in Idaho. Both incoming freshmen were First Team All-League in the Metro League and Three Rivers League respectively last year. The player going perhaps the furthest is Jace Norton, who inked late with Silver Lake in Wisconsin.

Notable former Oregon preps choosing to finish their career at the NAIA level include two former 6A First Team All-State honorees in Kadeem Strickland (2015 Jefferson), who signed with Warner Pacific out of Portland CC, and Jake Estep (2018 Beaverton), who transferred to Corban from Western Oregon.