Rivals is unveiling its updated class of 2023 basketball recruiting rankings this week - with several players expected to rise or fall based on the start of their senior seasons.
So, it should come as no surprise that West Linn (Oregon) star and Oregon Ducks signee Jackson Shelstad is being billed as one of the nation's biggest risers.
Rated the nation's No. 62 overall prospect before the final update, the 6-foot, 170-pound floor general is flirting with five-star status with his latest bump, jumping up to the nation's No. 28 overall prospect.
Here's what Rivals had to say about the Oregon star's new ranking:
"We’ve long been high on Shelstad, who we already have ranked higher than most. He’s used his senior year to not only back up his ranking, but improve upon it. The 6-foot point guard doesn’t boast elite length, but at some point his elite production speaks for itself. The four-star prospect may not be a one-and-done prospect but he is as well-rounded as any guard in the class, even if he lacks one, single eye-popping skill. But in a world where versatility is valued above all else, Shelstad does it all and has done it against high-level competition. He poured in 30 points to lift his West Linn (Ore.) High School team against an overloaded and touted Sierra Canyon in the Les Schwab Invitational, of which he was eventually named MVP. No guard in the country is playing better right now."
Shelstad has been on a tear as a senior, leading West Linn to a shocking Les Schwab Invitational championship, defeating Bronny James-led Sierra Canyon (California) and then-No. 1 Duncanville (Texas) in the process.
During the tournament, Shelstad scored 21 points against Barlow, 43 in an overtime win over Tualatin, 38 against Sierra Canyon and a game-high 30 against Duncanville on his way to MVP honors.
Oregon already knew it had a special player in Shelstad, but the rest of the country is taking notice.
He is one of three major signees for the Ducks in the 2023 recruiting class, joining Montverde Academy (Florida) five-star power forward Kwame Evans Jr. (No. 17 overall) and AZ Compass Prep (Arizona) four-star small forward Mookie Cook (No. 36 overall).
Check out the Rivals150 here.