By René Ferrán | Noah Ogoli photo by Leon Neuschwander
Four Division I signees are among the 11 players named to the Oregon girls basketball team for this weekend’s WAVOR games at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.
The boys roster features two players apiece from Class 6A state champion Tualatin and runner-up Summit among the 10 Oregon boys players who will suit up for the annual showcase for senior high schoolers.
The WAVOR games, previously contested as the Northwest Shootout for 25 years, is the region’s only interstate high school basketball all-star series, pitting the state’s best seniors against Washington’s best.
The girls game tips off at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 3, with the boys starting at 3 p.m.
A couple of Army West Point candidates, Lakeridge point guard Reese Ericson and Ida B. Wells guard Charlotte Richman, join Portland State signee Brooklyn Strandy of West Albany and North Dakota State signee Abby Graham of St. Mary’s Academy on the Oregon girls team that will take on the Washington team in the annual series, resuming after a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Oregon girls roster also includes five other college signees — Westview post Alison Kantor (Colorado School of Mines), Philomath guard Sage Kramer (Westmont College), Tigard post Sarah Lamet (Saint Martin’s), Corvallis guard Elka Prechel (Washington & Lee) and Mountainside forward Lindsey Wilson (Lewis & Clark State).
Milwaukie guard Cali Denson, a Division I prospect who recently finished her career No. 5 on the state’s all-time scoring list with 2,323 points, and Cottage Grove forward Gracie Arnold complete the Oregon roster.
Tualatin’s dynamic senior guard duo of Malik Ross and Noah Ogoli will team with Summit wing Caden Harris (Chico State) and point guard Julian Mora (Seattle Pacific) one month after they faced off in the 6A boys final at the Chiles Center.
Churchill standout Samaje Morgan, a College of Idaho commit who led the Lancers to a third-place finish at the Class 5A tournament, along with North Medford forward Bryce Dyer, Sprague post Dallon Morgan, Mountain View center Tane Prictor, Roosevelt forward Donatello Tupper and West Linn guard Zeke Viuhkola round out the Oregon boys roster.