Posted On: 07/4/21 1:31 AM

The summer of 2021 is here and AAU basketball will rule practically every weekend in July. Things got off to a fast start the first three days of the month as the NW Sports Hub in Centralia hosted WCE’s Battle in Seattle. We got a chance to catch a number of games on days two and three of the event and it felt good to soak in the first real club basketball action in over a year.

Our focus was on Oregon-based teams and some of the best were there. Here’s a look at some of the top performers we saw, starting with a first batch of Class of 2022 standouts, all from Greg Dundon’s Elite 24 program.

Samaje Morgan Samaje Morgan 5'9" | PG Churchill | 2022 State OR , Elite 24 (OR) (2022 Churchill)

Through talking with several coaches who were there at the event, the consensus was Morgan was one of the top prospects from Oregon there. In the game we saw, he was extremely quick with the basketball and got into the lane and scored over taller defenders. We caught up with Morgan and will have an update posted soon.

Mason VanBeenen Mason VanBeenen 6'8" | PF West Linn | 2022 State OR , Elite 24 (OR) (2022 West Linn)

VanBeenen emerged as arguably the

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