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We’re taking a conference-by-conference look at some of the state’s top high school basketball players. Here’s the Three Rivers League boys list. 

Every league has numerous standout players, and these lists are not intended to be comprehensive. Let us know which other players you think should be added to the list.

Jackson Shelstad (West Linn) photo by Chris Germano 

Canby

G Alex Evans, sr., 6-4

A strong guard at 6-foot-4, Evans has point guard skills and a quality outside shot. He averaged 13 points, 4.5 rebounds, seven assists and three steals in Canby’s first two games at the prestigious Les Schwab Invitational in December. “Alex is leading the team in rebounds and assists,” head coach Craig Evans said.  

G Payton Meyers, sr., 6-5

Meyers, a transfer from North Marion, shined at the LSI, putting up 16.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and two steals per game. Coach Evans said Meyers is averaging close to 20 points per game as a senior. “He can shoot it from deep and is looking to play at the next level,” coach Evans said. 

G Kellan Oakes, sr., 6-2

A lockdown defender, Oakes also averages around 10 points on the offensive end. The senior had a team-best 15 assists at the LSI. “Kellan is our best defender,” coach Evans said. 

Lake Oswego

W Winters Grady, fr., 6-6

One of the state’s top prospects, the well-built 6-foot-6 Grady doesn’t look like a freshman when he steps on the court. Grady showcased his immense talent at the LSI in December, averaging 24.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game en route to all-tournament team honors. “What’s scary is I only played him 13 minutes in the first blowout win over Evergreen,” head coach Marshall Cho said. “He continues to mature on the defensive end.” 

G Luke Brauner, sr., 6-1

Lake Oswego’s captain, Brauner is a senior guard who is also a star pitcher in baseball. Brauner was arguably the second-best Laker at the LSI with averages of 11 points, 5.5 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block. “Luke is our most steady player,” Cho said. “Basketball is really his second sport. He is learning the point guard position on the fly and is doing a great job.”

F Sorena Torabi, sr., 6-3

Torabi plays an important role as a two-way big man for the Lakers. He led the team at the LSI with seven rebounds per game while also contributing with some scoring. “Sorena has been our most consistent interior player on both ends,” Cho said. 

Lakeridge

G David Ghetie, jr., 5-10

A rising junior, Ghetie is the leading scorer for a balanced Lakeridge team. The 5-foot-10 guard is averaging 10 points and 3.4 assists per game this season.

G Ethan Eckard, so., 6-3

Eckard shined as a freshman last spring and has taken his game to another level this winter. The sophomore is putting up nine points per game.

W Jesse Gustar, jr., 6-4

Gustar gives the Pacers some size and scoring from the wing. He is averaging seven points per game.

W Jace Swygard, jr., 6-2

Another junior contributor, Swygard is grabbing 5.5 rebounds per game while also averaging six points for Lakeridge.

Oregon City

G Deon Best, so., 5-10

Best received all-TRL honorable mention as a freshman and is growing into one of the conference’s better guards this winter. “Deon is our floor leader,” head coach Aaron Newkirk said. “He is a great defender and passer.”

W Dylan Westermeyer, so., 6-5

Another talented sophomore, Westermeyer is a three-point sniper who is improving his all-around game for the Pioneers. “Dylan understands the game very well,” Newkirk said. “He is a shooter and a scorer.”

P Camden Fowler, sr., 6-6

Oregon City’s top post presence, Fowler can score at multiple levels. He was a second-team all-TRL pick as a junior in his first season with the varsity team. “Camden is a very skilled big man,” Newkirk said.

Tigard

G Kalim Brown, jr., 6-1

A knockdown outside shooter, Kalim Brown averaged a team-best 15.3 points per game at the Les Schwab Invitational. The junior is also a defensive menace. “Kalim is a natural scorer and has a nose for steals,” head coach Shawn Alderman said.

G Malik Brown, jr., 6-0

Malik Brown, Kalim’s twin brother, plays point guard and is also a strong outside shooter. He averaged 13.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists at the LSI. “(Malik and Kalim) both have the ability to shoot the three, the pull-up and get to the rim,” Alderman said. “Malik really manages the game well.”

W Douglas Bailey, jr., 6-4

Bailey is another talented junior who is a productive player on both ends of the court. He is also a standout golfer for the Tigers. “Douglas has the ability to shoot the three and he is our best off-the-ball defender,” Alderman said. 

Tualatin

G Noah Ogoli, sr., 6-1

Ogoli is a strong two-way point guard who put up 24 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in the Les Schwab Invitational championship game against nationally-ranked Link Academy. Ogoli averaged 18.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, four assists and 2.3 steals at the LSI and was named to the all-tournament team. He is a lightning-quick guard who can score, pass and defend at an elite level. 

G Malik Ross, sr., 6-0

One of the state’s best football players, Ross is also a standout in basketball for the Timberwolves. The senior put up 14.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game at the LSI. Ross is also a terror on defense and is a key piece of Tualatin’s transition attack. With Ross, Ogoli and junior Josiah Lake, Tualatin has arguably the state’s top backcourt.

P Peter Burke, sr., 6-5

Just like Ogoli and Ross, Burke is a standout football player who quickly transitioned into basketball mode. He is Tualatin’s top interior presence and a multi-year starter.

W Jaden Steppe, so., 6-7

The rangy 6-foot-7 sophomore shined off the bench at the LSI, putting up 10 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Steppe is one of the top 10th-graders in Oregon and already holds a Division I offer from San Francisco. 

West Linn

G Jackson Shelstad, jr., 6-0

Rated No. 67 nationally in the 247Sports composite rankings for the class of 2023, Shelstad is the state’s highest-rated junior. The Oregon commit was a Day 1 varsity standout who doesn’t have a weakness. He was leading the state in scoring at midseason with 26.8 points per game and is looking to finish his high school career with back-to-back state titles.  

G Zeke Viuhkola, sr., 6-2

One of the state’s most dangerous shooters, Viuhkola is deadly from any spot on the court. The senior guard is also a standout linebacker in football and became an elite second-option next to Shelstad during the spring season. Viuhkola holds basketball offers from Bushnell and Corban.

W/P Mark Hamper, jr., 6-3

A three-star football prospect, Hamper is a well-built junior who is averaging six points, six rebounds and four assists per game. He can guard any position from point guard to center. “He reminds me of a high school version of Draymond Green,” head coach Eric Viuhkola said. “He is a great passer and a very good athlete.” 

W/P Peyton Durbin, sr., 6-6

Durbin has always been a wing for the Lions, but Mason VanBeenen’s absence due to a knee injury forced the senior into the post early this season. He is shining in his new role and putting up 10 points and five rebounds per game while shooting better than 60 percent from the field. “Peyton is just a very talented player,” coach Viuhkola said. “He can shoot, pass and take guys off the dribble.”