The Class of 2025 rankings have been updated and there are some changes – including right at the top. Due to the decision of previously #1 ranked Winters Grady to leave Lake Oswego (his next destination yet to be fully…
The Class of 2025 rankings have been updated and there are some changes – including right at the top. Due to the decision of previously #1 ranked Winters Grady to leave Lake Oswego (his next destination yet to be fully announced), we went ahead and removed him from the rankings and the top is shaken up. Here’s a look at the new Top 5:
| CG | Mountainside – #1
With the departure of Grady, Boe moves up to the top spot – and given the sophomore year he had, he may have deserved it regardless of any transfers. The 6-foot-4 combo guard put up a dominant season in leading Mountainside to a repeat state tournament performance, pretty much doing it all on the court to the tune of 17.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 2.2 steals per game. The Metro League Player of the Year and First Team All-State honoree improved upon his strength and athleticism and already holding two Division I scholarship offers from Portland and Seattle, his best is undoubtedly yet to come.
| SG | Barlow – #2
Rock solid at #2 is Atkins who also put together an outstanding sophomore campaign. Fully healthy, he scored at all three levels and ended up amongst the state’s leaders in points per game the entire year, finishing at 22.4 ppg on over 50 percent field goals, 40 percent from three, and 85 percent from the line. Solid with his passing and defense as well, Atkins made some clutch plays in helping lead Barlow to the state tournament and earned Mt Hood Conference Player of the Year along with First Team All-State honors.
| SG | South Medford – #3
From down south comes Howell, who built upon a breakout performance in the 2022 6A tournament and became outright dominant offensively for South Medford. An argument can be made that the 6-foot-4 wing is the state’s most creative scorer as he possesses a number of off-balance shots and the ability to drive and finish at the rim. Averaging 22 points and 5.9 rebounds on the year, Howell set a school record with 53 points in a game against Roseburg and he would up sharing Southwest Conference Player of the Year honors with teammate.
| CG | Central Catholic – #4
Coming into the high school ranks with the reputation as a shooter, Carr has continued to diversify his game as his body has grown and added muscle. The 6-foot-3 guard is now very effective getting to the cup and finishing, all while maintaining the ability to get hot from three-point range. In recent months, he’s committed and de-committed from the University of Portland as his play with the NW Rotary Rebels on the EYBL circuit has drawn plenty of attention. He finished his sophomore season averaging 15.7 points and 3.7 rebounds, shooting just under 40 percent from beyond the arc.
| PF | Barlow – #5
Entering the top five is Bierbrauer, who went from playing JV as a freshman to being a major cog for Barlow in their run to the 6A state tournament. The 6-foot-5 forward does plenty of damage inside, but has a perimeter game where he can hit open shots and operate off of the bounce to finish with authority at the rim. With continued improvement with his motor, the sky appears to be the limit for Bierbrauer after averaging 15.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in 2022-23.