Prime Time Top 40 – Best of the Rest
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The sixth edition of the Prime Time Top 40 Showcase took place at Cascade Gym on the campus of Portland Community College on Saturday and it was filled with talent from all over the Pacific Northwest. The majority of the…
The sixth edition of the Prime Time Top 40 Showcase took place at Cascade Gym on the campus of Portland Community College on Saturday and it was filled with talent from all over the Pacific Northwest. The majority of the top members of Oregon’s classes of 2024, 2025, 2026 were in attendance and several of them shined with their play.
Here are some of the other in-state players that participated.
Montague – best known as “Fuzzy” – received mention from the coaches for his advanced court sense, maturity, and leadership for his age. He was very shifty off the dribble, keeping defenders off balance, and the lefty was effective with his floater or mid-range shots. We didn’t get to see it in person but he hit the game-winner for his team in their last game of day. He’s arguably the top prospect in the state in the Class of 2026.
Using his physique and strong dribble, Latu overpowered guys getting to the basket while also showing some nice touch with his lefty shooting stroke. The Jefferson junior did a lot of other little things that helped him earn “Glue Guy” mention from the ProInsight team.
(2025 South Medford)
We didn’t get to see Howell do as much with his off-the-dribble game at the PT40 as we’ve seen in other settings, but he was fairly sharp with his perimeter shooting from distance. He also helped out with his length on the boards and on the defensive end.
(2025 Central Catholic)
Paschal turned some heads with his speed and athleticism. The Central Catholic sophomore was often one of the first guys down on the floor on both ends and made a number of hustle plays.
(2026 Central Catholic)
Along with fellow freshman Montague, Paschal – who has his own nickname “Bam” – played with a maturity beyond his years at the point. He made good decisions with the basketball and displayed a nice touch from the perimeter. He was also extremely active on the defensive end.
Heisler continues to develop as a big man. The Lincoln junior didn’t get a lot of touches on the offensive end, but that didn’t prevent him from running the floor and looking for opportunities to crash the boards. He didn’t back down from any of the other big name posts at the event.
(2024 Central Catholic)
Zeller showed flashes of brilliance with his diverse offensive skills. The Central Catholic junior is a good athlete who can knock down open jumpers but also create off the bounce and finish at the rim.
A sleeper selection, Parry got a late invite to the PT 40. He didn’t get many opportunities, but played solid team basketball and showed a good motor. A good overall athlete, he’s also a talented pitcher on the baseball diamond.
Josh Crane (2026 Jefferson)
Another late invitee, Crane also didn’t get much of a chance as he didn’t get many touches but the Jefferson freshman played hard and looked to crash the boards when given the opportunity.
(2027 Robert Gray MS)
Bongen immediately stood out with his mature body for his age – he’s already built like a high school senior, if not a college player. He didn’t get a chance to do much but for an 8th grader to get selected for this event was an achievement in itself.