With both the college basketball season and high school basketball season coming to an abrupt end, things are going flurry in the hoop world. Collegiate seniors are left without a proper farewell, transfers are going into the portal by the second, with many in a unforeseen landscape. Recruiting is also a confusing tale, as the AAU season has been suspended until further notice, not along future prospects to prove their worth to college programs. Girl’s high school basketball has been on the rise over the past few years, with regional powers such as Oregon State showing that the ladies can hoop as well. With the transfer of Destiny Slocum as well as the graduation of Mikayla Pivec and Kat Tudor, the program will look to rebuild for the future. Here are some players that the Beavs out to look for in the next few years.
Talia Von Oelhoffen - 2021, 5’11”, SG (Chiawana High School, Washington)
Talia has Oregon State amongst her final schools, which would be a huge get for the Beavs to pair her with recent top signee Greta Campschreoder. Talia is a very fluid, flashy, guard that uses an array of nice moves to either score or set others up. Very unpredictable with her combination of hesitation moves, fakes, and overall slipperiness and can finish in a lot of different ways. Excellent foot-work and makes scoring look incredibly easy. Also knows how to set up her teammates and dazzles with her behind the back passes.
Addison Wedin - 2021, 5’11”, SG (La Salle High School, Oregon)
There is an incredible amount of talent within Oregon State’s very own backyard. Matter of a fact, Wedin has already played at Gill Coliseum, as La Salle won the 5A State Championship there last year. Wedin is a tall, athletic guard that has a nice shooting motion, superior ball-handling skills and would work nicely with the system at Oregon State. Averaged 20.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.2 steals last season for the Falcons. Wedin was set to play AAU basketball with notorious program Cal Stars, where Kat Tudor once played. Older sister, Taycee, is a D1 player who averaged 12.8 points this past season at St. Mary’s.
Aaronette Vonleh - 2021, 6’3”, C (West Linn High School, Oregon)
Another sensational player in the Beaver State, young sister of former Trailblazer Noah Vonleh. Aaronette commands the game with her size, which she uses to score inside, rebound, and defend. Once she gains her position in the low-post, she is virtually unstoppable in the block, and the defense is at her mercy. Ranked by ESPN as one of the top players in the 2021 class nationally and last year she was invited to U16 USA junior camp in Colorado Springs. Would provide the Beavs with a solid scoring option down low.
Maya Nnaji - 2022, 6’4”, PF (Hopkins High School, Minnesota)
Maya is an agile forward that has a nice touch around the basket, where she likes to score a majority of her points. She establishes her presence down low and upon the catch she can finish in a multitude of ways. She can finish around you, through you, and just is very crafty overall in the paint. Nnaji was internet sensation Paige Buecker’s top scoring option at Hopkins, and a big part of the reason why they were the top team in the nation according to ESPN. Older brother is Zeke Nnaji, who played this past season for the Arizona Wildcats and recently has announced he is going go the NBA Draft.
Breya Cunningham - 2023, 6’3”, Forward (La Jolla Country Day, California)
Breya was a freshman last season, however, her sheer dominance on the block displays skills beyond that of her age. She averaged a staggering 17.3 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks for La Jolla Country Day, a team that finished atop the MaxPreps National Rankings on their way to a MaxPreps National Championship. Cunningham is a big post player that is very physical and dominating and plays with intensity. Played on La Jolla Country Day with Te-hina Paopao, California Player of the Year and Oregon commit.