Lake Oswego's Casey Graver honored on all-state team
To say that the season didn't go as planned for Lake Oswego's Casey Graver would be a massive understatement.
But to say that his season didn't go well would be, too.
Graver, a 6-foot-4 senior guard led his team to a 12-0 record and a third straight Three Rivers League championship, an 18-8 overall mark and a berth in the eight-team Class 6A state tournament. The 6A tournament was subsequently canceled in reaction to the novel coronavirus pandemic before the Lakers played a game.
Graver averaged 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in his senior season, hit eight buzzer-beating shots and led his team in charges drawn. In response, he was named to the Class 6A all-state honorable mention team.
"Casey was just the heart of our team," said Lake Oswego coach Marshall Cho said. "It was great to see him go out playing his best basketball. … I thought he should have been the Player of the Year since we won the league by four games."
Jefferson junior Nate Rawlins-Kibonge was named Class 6A Player of the Year while Barlow's Tom Johnson was named Coach of the Year.
Class 6A All-State Basketball
Drew Carter, jr., Tigard; Ben Gregg, jr., Clackamas; Jamison Guerra, sr., Sherwood; Nate Rawlins-Kibonge, jr., Jefferson; Jesse White, sr., Barlow.
Player of the Year — Nate Rawlins-Kibonge, Jefferson
Coach of the Year — Tom Johnson, Barlow
Darius Gakwasi, jr., Central Catholic; Micah Garrett, sr., West Linn; Evan Inglesby, sr., Barlow; Matt Levis, sr., Jesuit; Nate Meithof, jr., McNary.
Andre Best, sr., Oregon City; Jett Carpenter, sr., North Medford; Marquis Cook, fr., Jefferson; Trey Galbraith, sr., South Salem; Casey Graver, sr., Lake Oswego; Sam Harris, sr., South Eugene; Blake Jensen, sr., Sherwood; Jackson Shelstad, fr., West Linn; Jacob Tompkins, sr., Summit; Lamar Washington, so., Jefferson.
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