Preseason/Week 1 Poll 1 Dayton 2 De La Salle 3 Santiam Christian 4 Catlin Gabel 5 Horizon Christian 6 Salem Academy 7 Pleasant Hill 8 Rainer 9 Umatilla 10 Sutherlin 11 St. Mary’s 12 PAA 13 Amity 14 Cascade Christian 15 Nyssa 16 Blanchet 17 Willamina 18 Burns 19 OES 20 Brookings, Douglas, South Umpqua Thoughts Road to Coos Bay starts In less then 24 hours! Reminder, It doesn’t matter where you are ranked in the preseason, it only matters where you are ranked at the end of the season. Welcome 4A teams Douglas, Sutherlin, Brookings, South Umpqua to 3A SCL League. Joining St Mary’s and Cascade Christian. Welcome the brand new Coast League featuring Warrenton, Rainer, Clatskanie, Willamina and Taft. Excited to See how this league pans out because it will be a battle every night! Lewis Clark will once again be the toughest league in the State. Catlin, De La Salle and Horizon are stacked with talent. The rest of the league are no push over and can beat one of those three on any given night. Mountain Valley League will be lead by Santiam Christian. SC potential starting five could be taller then 90% teams in the state in any classification. Stephen Paramenter and Pleasant Hill will not be a easy out for SC to win the league title. I truly believe this year will be another exciting year of hoops. As of today, I truely believe the State Title can be won by any of the top 5 teams. Also, I would not be surprised if a team outside the top 5 (Salem Academy/ Pleasant Hill are my early picks) gets hot late and upset some of those teams at state. It’s a “No Days Off” kind of season and anybody can get beat on any given night. Best of luck to all teams and pray all players and coaches stay healthy all season.
Yes!!! Basketball season is upon us and I am excited to watch games! 3A Basketball will be another exciting year filled with a lot great teams and players on display. Who will make it too Coos Bay? What unknown player will make noise and lead their team to state? All those questions will be answered starting in a couple weeks. A couple headlines coming into season.. Two teams are the heavy favorites to win the title... #1 De La Salle Even though De La Salle graduated First Team All State Kadeem Nelson, Theo Aclan and Anthony Mosely, I still have them down as the favorites to win it all! De La Salle returns three key components in reigning State POY George Sadi, Coach Broadous and his entire coaching staff. All three components has participated in the last three state championship games! When you have that much experience in the locker room then everyone else will follow suit and be all in. #2 Santiam Christian Santiam Christian will be lead by 2021 Josh Baugher and he is good as advertised. Josh is the top recruit in 3A (receiving interest from colleges at all levels) and will look to lead his team back to Coos Bay. With Zach Baugher graduating, look for Koby Williamson, Ben Galceran and Joe MaQatish to play a bigger role. SC has size, length and talent at each position where it can cause problems for De La Salle. A pair of collegiate coaches join 3A.. Catlin Gabel has hired Tim Whittle. He was recently the head coach at MaCalester College in (MN). Douglass has hired Bin Van Loon. He was recently assistant coach at Umpqua College (OR). Early Game to watch.. #1 De La Salle vs #2 Santiam Christian on 12/6 at Western Christian. 2019 All Preseason Teams First Team: Sr. George Sadi (co poy) Jr. Josh Baugher (co poy) Sr. Mason Gill- Sutherlin Jr. Josh Wart - Amity Sr.Payton Garrison- Dayton * Jr. Jonah Zeller- Catlin * Second Team Sr. Jett Sheng- Catlin Gabel Sr. Trey Foster- St. Mary’s Sr. Andrew Earl- Umatila Jr. Max Smith- Phill Sr. Pedro Chavez- Nyssa (* )-Player did not make All State last season. Everyone else mentioned was named All State last season. BEFORE READING YODA AND MY PREDICTIONS... PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT EVERY TRANSFER! Please comment below and let’s us know about any transfers that will impact a team. It’s free to sign up! Yoda Preseason League Rankings.. LCL Del Cg Wc Riv Paa Oes Hc PacWest Dayton Amity Sac Bl Scio Yc MVC Sc Phill Cres Lapine Burg EOL Uma Nyssa Burns Irrigon Riverside Vale Coastal Range Rain Clats Warrent Willy Taft Far West Cc Sutherlin St Mary's Brookings Douglas South Umpqua BBallDream/ YODA Preseason Top 16 Rankings.. 1. De La Salle 2. Santiam Christian 3. Dayton 4. Salem Academy 5. Amity 6. Catlin Gabel 7. Pleasant Hill 8. Cascade Christian 9. St. Marys 10. Sutherlin 11. Clatskanie 12. Creswell 13. Rainer 14. Umatila 15. Westside Christian 16. Riverdale