Last week marked the official signing day for high school athletes, as prospects from all over the country signed their letter of intent to their future collegiate programs. Amongst the pandemonium, Oregon State’s 2019 trio from Southern California all signed, as Jarod Lucas, Gianni Hunt, and Julien Franklin all put pen to paper. Jarod Lucas showed that he is all business this season as he netted a career high 52 points in the first game of his senior season for Los Altos. Below, are three big time recruits that Beavs have offered, any one of them would equate to a big deal for any college basketball program.
Nathan Little, Crater High School, c/o 2021
Oregon’s very own 6’10” wing/forward hybrid is on the national radar, ranked within the ESPN 25 for top sophomores in the country. He is the lone Oregon player ranked within any of the class rankings. Played with West Coast Elite in the Underamour Association alongside Italian basketball prodigy and Arizona commit Nico Mannion. Is coached by his father at Crater, who was a former college basketball star.
Paolo Banchero, O’Dea High School, c/o 2021
6’9” big man for O’Dea, located right outside Seattle. Played for Seattle Rotary Nike EYBL Team that made the Peach Jam for the first time ever, alongside high school superstar Jaden McDaniels. Is highly regarded as a top five talent in the class of 2021, spent the summer playing in the Seattle Crawsover against grown professionals. Was invited to Colorado Springs as a part of the tryouts for the USA Junior Men’s Basketball team. Oregon State was amongst first schools to offer, would perhaps be the highest ranked recruit in school history.
Terren Frank, Sierra Canyon High School, c/o 2021
Another big time recruit, another player ranked in the ESPN 25 for top sophomores, another player in the class of 2021. Getting the trend now? Plays for The Sierra Canyon High School, who just oozes of talent: Cassius Stanley, KJ Martin, Scotty Pippen, Jr., Christian Koloko, and 7-2 transfer from China, Harold Yu, round out the roster. The Trailblazers (not those ones) are regarded as the best team in California, as well as a top 15 team in the nation by several publications as they are must watch TV this season. Terren is a stretch four who can knock down the perimeter shot with consistent as well as fill it up inside. Would be a big pick-up for the Beavs for the class of 2021.