Posted On: 10/29/19 2:33 PM
The Class of 2021 is deep with talent and there are a number of juniors who will be stepping into bigger roles this upcoming season. All of them were on varsity squad last season, but if their teams are to reach their potential these guys will need to settle into more leading roles with their schools. Here's a look at the top-ranked guys who are primed to be stock risers this season.
Trace Salton (2021 Lake Oswego) - #8
A large senior class and star guard Wayne McKinney moves on from Lake Oswego, meaning some new guys will need to become more prominent for the Lakers. Enter Salton. The 6-foot-5 forward showed signs of becoming a factor last season when he got up to speed after missing the first part of the year recovering from surgery. Salton had a big spring and summer with the Rose City Rebels and his ability to score both inside and out will be invaluable for LO's offense this year.
Luke Smith (2021 Willamette) - #15
Smith came out of the shadows in the 5A state tournament when he came off the bench and poured in points from the perimeter. Now the 6-foot guard will