Posted On: 09/11/20 7:24 PM
More opportunities may have materialized his senior season at Sunset. But Kell EstepKellEstep6'3" | CGSunset | 2021StateOR felt no reason to wait. With the current climate of uncertainty ahead the shifty 6-foot-3, 165-pound combo guard recently decided to go ahead and sign with Multnomah, a program of which he felt was the best for his college basketball future.
“I just like the fit,” Estep said. “They shoot a lot of threes and they play very fast which I think I play very well in offensively, just flowing free. It plays to my strengths. I like the coach and how he gives everyone the confidence to play their game.”
It’s hard not to see how Estep and the Lions would be a match. He’s an offensive minded guard who has always been able to drain daggers from three-point range but has the ball-handling and penetration moves to get things done off the bounce. In fact, that’s how he spent his summer playing with International Elite trying to hone those skills.
“It was a good experience,” Estep said. “I got to go against some top teams and I was able to perform pretty good against other top players. I felt like I shot the three and I was able to create my own shot and improve my game off the dribble.”
There’s been some murmurs that Estep could possibly emulate record-setting guard Justin Martin at Multnomah with his abilities. But there’s plenty of time for that development, one in which he hopes will continue his senior season at Sunset playing under brand new head coach David Saultz.
“He’s a young new coach who’s excited to start doing things with us,” Estep said. “He has a lot of energy which should be good. It will be nice to get into the gym soon to get an idea of how he wants us to play.”
Estep is actually Multnomah’s second signing from the Class of 2021 this spring, joining 1A star Devin McLaughlin of Umpqua Valley Christian. Estep currently ranks #33 in the PrepHoops Oregon Class of 2021 rankings.