The Oregon State women’s basketball team added their second commitment of the 2021 class in 5-star wing, Talia Von Oelhoffen.
Oelhoffen, who plays at Chiawana High School in Pasco, Washington, is rated as the number 10 prospect overall, and the second best wing in this class by ESPN.
Oelhoffen is a smaller wing at 5-11, but makes up for her size with extreme effort and hustle. Like all Scott Rueck recruits, Oelhoffen is a very effective shooter from outside (and has a dangerous mid range game), but she is most effective at getting to the hoop and finishing tough at the rim. A player like this can be very effective in Rueck’s offense, because being able to penetrate inside and kick out to open shooters is something that has been a key to success in recent years.
Here’s what an ESPN evaluator had to say about Oelhoffen in July 2019: “Agile perimeter prospect with versatility; manufactures shots and delivers from beyond the arc; mid-range game threat takes defenders off the dribble and scores in traffic; superb court awareness, passes with purpose; unselfish playmaker with skill set of a point-forward; an impact prospect in the class of 2021.”
This commitment pairs Oelhoffen with the Beavers other commit in this class, Greta Kampschroeder (#12 overall player in the class). Those two players will help fill some vacancies in the backcourt due to graduations to start out the 2021-22 season. Once again, the future is bright for OSU WBB.