Posted On: 05/23/20 3:24 PM
The number of college commitments have slowed down a little the past couple of weeks, but a number of current seniors and former Oregon prep stars did make decisions on their futures at the next level. Here’s a look at some of the recent choices made:
One of the top remaining ranked players in the PrepHoops Oregon Class of 2020 rankings, Jack ChlumakJackChlumak6'3" | CGLake Oswego | 2020StateOR (2020 Lake Oswego), has made the decision to sign with Central Wyoming College. The talented 6-foot-4 swingman had an outstanding senior season with the Lakers, averaging 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 2.9 assists while playing multiple positions on the floor on both ends. Extremely good around the basket – he shot almost 60 percent from the field – Chlumak will continue honing his outside jumper while building strength at the NJCAA level. A high-academic performer who had a number of Division III roster spots secured, Chlumak could potentially leave JC after one year.
“I was just looking for a place where I can prove myself and show I can play at a high level,” Chlumak said. “I like the level of play and am excited for the amount of competition there will be. Plus Coach Schmit is a real good guy and has a lot of connections. They send a lot of kids out to good 4 year schools. Hopefully after a year or two I’ll be able to get the rest of my school paid for.”
We are excited to add 6'3 Jack Chlumak from Lake Oswego High School!
— Central Wyoming MBB (@CWCHoops) May 20, 2020
Connor McCleanConnorMcClean6'5" | SFMountainside | 2020StateOR (2020 Mountainside) also recently made a decision as he recently accepted a spot on the team at Dominican (CA). The athletic 6-foot-5, 180-pound wing/forward was a big part of Mountainside’s emergence in 2019-20 and a did a little bit of everything on the floor, averaging 7.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.2 assists while guarding opponents almost anywhere on the court. A high-academic performer who was looking at a number of opportunities at the D-III level, McClain will start out as a walk-on at the Division II level but he is hopeful he will earn something as his college career progresses.
“Dominican was my number one choice and after a great zoom call with Coach Booker (Harris) I was offered a spot on the team and took it,” McClean said. “I really like the coaching staff, the campus is great, I have some family close by so I can get a home cooked meal if I need to and I just really wanted to play at the next level.”
In the NAIA ranks, Andrew Classen (2020 Wilsonville) will be joining Multnomah in the fall. The 6-foot-3 wing made his mark as Wilsonville’s outside shooter, where he really played off of defenses geared towards stopping the Wildcats trio of Dakota ReberDakotaReber6'6" | SFWilsonville | 2020StateOR, Gabe ReichleGabeReichle6'1" | CGWilsonville | 2020StateOR, and Keegan ShiversKeeganShivers6'4" | SFWilsonville | 2020StateOR. Classen shot over 38 percent from three-point range. Also joining the team will be another shooter in Alonzo Parnell (2013 Cleveland/Portland CC) an outside marksman who averaged 11.6 points while shooting 42 percent from three-point range. Multnomah will also be adding Keaton Hull (2019 Western Christian) who did not play basketball this past season and Michael Morgan (2018 Milwaukie/Clackamas CC) who will mainly run track at Multnomah but join the hoops squad as well.
Colton Brownson (2020 Oakland) is also heading to the Cascade Conference as he’s signed with OIT. At 6-foot-5, he will add size and athleticism on the wing for the Hustlin’ Owls. The 2A First Team All-State honoree joins a banner in-state recruiting class for head coach Justin Parnell which already includes Jamison GuerraJamisonGuerra5'11" | CGSherwood | 2020StateOR and Blake JensenBlakeJensen6'7" | PFSherwood | 2020StateOR of Sherwood, Erik FraserErikFraser6'4" | SGGrant | 2020StateOR of Grant, Jalen LampmanJalenLampman6'2" | SGLakeview | 2020StateOR of Lakeview, and Keegan ShiversKeeganShivers6'4" | SFWilsonville | 2020StateOR of Wilsonville.
There are several seniors who have made the decision to start their careers at the JC level and close to home. Cameron Parks (2020 North Eugene) and Josh PaulJoshPaul6'4" | SFSouth Eugene | 2020StateOR (2020 South Eugene) will be joining the squad at Lane in 2020-21. Both players are inside-outside threats on the offensive end and could be sleeper contributors as freshmen. Jake Gettel (2020 Oregon City) will be staying close to home as he signed with Clackamas CC. The hard-nosed defensive-minded guard who can knock down open shots will join his high school teammate, Andre BestAndreBest5'11" | PGOregon City | 2020StateOR, with the Cougars.
A few other signings in the NWAC include Ean Smith (2020 Coquille) and Brig Schofield (2019 Brookings), who inked with Umpqua, and Malaki Munoz (2020 Portland Christian) who is headed to Columbia Basin.
In former Oregon prep transfer news, Zac Schmerber (2017 Westview/Chemeketa) is off to George Fox. The former Wildcat averaged 13.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in Chemeketa’s high-octane offensive attack and excelled with his shooting prowess, hitting over 42 percent from three-point range and over 84 percent at the free throw line.
— Westview Basketball (@WestviewBoysBB) May 22, 2020
A full list of all the commitments to date can be found here.