With College Basketball just over a month away, coaches, players, and fans alike are excited for the upcoming season and Beaver Nation is looming with anticipation. The Beavers open up regular season play hosting CSU Northridge on November 5th and they play in the inaugural Phil Knight Invitational (which precursor was the mind boggling PK80 in 2017), which hosts an interesting roast of talent including Oregon, Memphis, and Oklahoma. The 2019 recruiting class consisted of a freshman combination of Gianni Hunt, Jarod Lucas, Julien Hunt, and Li Shengzhe, whom all played basketball within Southern California. Today, we will look a hard look at three high school basketball talents that the Beavers have offered to and what they, themselves offer to the table.
(Before that, a quick note, MarJon Beauchamp, the ultra talented wing from Seattle, made the decision to skip college and spend a gap year training after high school to prepare for the NBA Draft. In addition, Beauchamp, whom spent the last year at Rainier Beach in Seattle, also decided to transfer to Dream City Christian, a prep school in Arizona, in order to continue to develop his basketbaal skills. MarJon boasted interests from a large amount of schools, as Oregon State showed immense interest in the lanky guard originally from Yakima, WA.)
Tari Eason - Garfield High School (Seattle, WA)
Tari had a superb junior season at Federal High School alongside superhuman Jaden McDaniels, as the two came up sort on their State Title endeavors, losing to Gonzaga Prep in the semi-final to Gonzaga commit Anton Watson and company. Eason continued his stride with Adidas Gauntlet AAU team ML20, as he teamed up with MarJon to terrorize opponents on the court. Eason’s high motor, athletic ability, and developing perimeter game ooze high major Division 1 all over and programs have noticed. In addition to the Beavers, USC, Colorado, Washington, Maryland, Pepperdine, amongst others have offered. Although Oregon State hasn’t offered, if he were to visit Corvallis, almost immediately, Coach Tinkle would offer. Eason also starred at several highly touted high school basketball events, including the Pangos All West Camp, NBPA Top 100 camp, where he made his stake among the nation’s best. In fact, by the end of the summer, Tar debuted at number 88 in the new ESPN 100 for the class of 2020. Eason’s versatile game, willingness to play defense, and tough demeanor would surely be an instant asset to the Beavers. (Sidenote, Eason decided to return to Garfield HS prior to the beginning of his senior season).
Bradley Ezewiro - Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA)
Bradley shocked the high school basketball world by announcing that he would transfer to the prestigious Oak Hill Academy for his senior season after starring at none other than Bishop Montgomery for his first three years. If Bishop Montgomery rings a bell, that is because it is the high school where the Thompson brothers starred at. In fact, Ezewiro was a freshman on the team Ethan Thompson and company won the CIF Open Divsion State Title on in 2017. Bradley has grown to a 6’8” and a solid 225, as he is dominating the paint, as he can bring the ball up the floor and finish with absolute authority. He played his AAU season with the Nike EYBL Oakland Soldiers, where Gianni Hunt previously played for. Bradley alludes to the tunnel that Coach Thompson has built to the CIF Southern Section, as he has created relationships and connections with the kids there due to his roots in the area. He would be a huge get for the Beavers, but they would have to compete with the likes of Arizona State, USC, Tennessee, and LSU.
Terren Frank - Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA)
Terren has been on the Beaver’s radar for quite a while, as he was offered during his sophomore year at Sierra Canyon. The precocious stretch forward has been ranked by ESPN since he was a freshman, as he teamed up with Cassius Stanley (Duke) and Justin Juzang (Kentucky) to win a State Title. His sophomore year brought him to Sierra Canyon and since then he has helped the Trailblazers win back to back CIF Open Division State Titles. This season, the Sierra Canyon show gets bigger, as they brought on a whopping five transfer, most of them from outside the State. Bronny James and Zaire Wade decided to transfer, as the other came pouring in. Ziaire Williams also jumped on board as well as ultra talented Kentucky commit Brandon Boston Jr. Shy Odom was the last piece, as he is bringing his talents from the New England area. Frank had a busy summer, as he was on the ultra talented Nike EYBL Team Why Not roster, alongside Jalen Green, Nimari Burnett, Addison Patterson, and Devin Askew. Why Not nearly took the Peach Jam title, but lost a nail bitter to Mokan Elite in the finale. Frank is the ultimate stretch four, as he can light it up from the perimeter, put it on the floor, or make a finesse move to the basket. His other interests include Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, TCU, and San Diego State.