Posted On: 08/28/20 5:09 PM

Our stance has always been once an Oregonian, always an Oregonian. So while some formerly top-ranked players in the Class of 2021 in the state won’t be finishing their high school careers in Oregon, we are still very interested in following their progress this upcoming season and their college recruitments.

Here’s a quick look at some of the Oregonians who once played varsity basketball in-state but will be completing their prep playing days elsewhere.

Nathan BittleNathanBittle6'11" | PFCrater | 2021State#8NationOR (formerly at Crater)

The Bittle family recently announced the decision for the 6-foot-11 post to play his senior season at Proflic Prep in Napa, California. The formerly #1 ranked player in the state - and top ten nationally - essentially made the tough choice to leave home and will play with and against some of the top players in the nation. The skilled and long-armed post has whittled his college choices down to four and he’ll be on the West Coast after selecting between Arizona, Gonzaga, Oregon, and UCLA.

Wayne McKinney (formerly at Lake Oswego)

McKinney started at point guard for the Lakers for two years before his family decided to move full-time to the San Diego area prior to last season.

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