The Players League – Hoopsource Fall League – continued play on Saturday as many of the metro area’s top teams battled things out at Milwaukie High School. We got a chance to drop by for a few games and here…
The Players League – Hoopsource Fall League – continued play on Saturday as many of the metro area’s top teams battled things out at Milwaukie High School. We got a chance to drop by for a few games and here are some of the top performers we saw.
With twin brother Moroni sidelined due to a concussion, Seely-Roberts stepped up big. In fact, he stepped up huge with a triple-double performance of the day with 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in a win over Central Catholic. The senior drained threes as usual – hitting 4-for-6 from deep – but also posted up strong and made plays off the dribble.
Making an argument for top post player in the state this year is Cooper as he’s been absolutely dominant in the paint in fall league. Once the 6-foot-5 senior sets up down on the block, he uses footwork and a number of moves with the ball to get himself into position to score with his turnaround one-hander. He ran the floor well and was rewarded with a number of easy buckets.
Tresvant is the engine that will make Cleveland go this season and he was awfully hard to stop on Saturday. He was quick to the hole and scored either at the hoop or with his patented lefty floater. Tresvant continues to show more consistency with his jumpshot from deep as well.
While Gresham went 1-1 on the day Pippa-White was dominant. He overpowered defenders off the dribble getting to the hoop and capably looked for his teammates as well as his own offense. He hit the game-winning three off the bounce in the team’s win over rival Barlow.
The big question this year for Lincoln is what production they will get from their backcourt and Van made a case for himself as a key contributor on Saturday. The transfer from De La Salle North was quick to the hole for some scores, but also knocked down some open threes – something that will be key when opposing defenses collapse on the Cardinals big guys.
(2025 Central Catholic)
We’ve noticed how Carr has grown physically over the off-season but on Saturday we also noticed how he’s improved his athleticism. His normally accurate jump shot wasn’t falling, so the sophomore guard took it hard to the basket where he absorbed contact and finished strong at the cup. He showed off his improved vertical with a fast break jam as well.
(2026 Central Catholic)
We are still in the midst of evaluating the Class of 2026 but one thing’s for sure, the young guard nicknamed “Bam” will be near the top. Paschal was impressive on Saturday not only with his athletic drives and finishes at the hoop, but also with his overall composure playing the point with his handle and passing.
Gresham is loaded at guard, but experience is key – and that’s where Riddle comes in. The senior made smart plays throughout the Gophers contests on Saturday, looking to attack when given the opportunity but also making sure the basketball got to the right man. Riddle is a natural leader who sometimes gets a bit overlooked playing alongside a star teammate like Pippa-White.
We’re expecting big things out of Crane his senior year – mostly because it’s clear the guard is looking for that out of himself. He was super aggressive offensively in Saturday’s action, taking it strong to the hole but also stepping out and hitting jumpers. As always, Crane was involved on the defensive end, sticking with his assignment and creating turnovers.
(2025 West Linn)
We’ve seen the future at point guard at West Linn and his name is Snook. The young guard was on fire from three-point range against Jesuit, hitting at least five, and showed a nice overall feel for the game with his handle and passing.