Take a look at the leading scorers from across the Three Rivers League
Some of them are fast.
Some of them can jump out of the gym.
Some can shoot it from the far reaches, and some of them get it done down deep.
But what they all have in common — the top scorers on the boys basketball teams of the Three Rivers League — is an uncanny ability to get the ball in the basket,
STEVIE SCHLABACH, SR., TIGARD:
When he was a freshman on the Tigard boys varsity basketball team, Stevie Schlabach did most of his scoring on 3-point shots. Now, as a 6-4 senior wing for the Tigers, Schlabach has a much more diverse array of ways to score. Sure, he can still knock down 3-point shots with the best of them, but Schlabach is now also a big-time inside scoring threat, able to drive to the basket or sink pull-up fade-away jumpers.
For the season, Schlabach is scoring at an average of 22.9 points a game, while shooting at a 56-percent clip from the field, including 45 percent from 3-point range. He's also averaging 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists a game.
MICAH GARRETT, JR., WEST LINN:
Micah Garrett, a 6-4 junior guard for West Linn, is a master of the pull-up jumpshot who seems to have almost unlimited range. Besides his deadly jumpshot, however, Garrett is adept at attacking the basket, finishing at the rim in traffic and using his big-time speed to beat opponents down the court to connect at the end of the Lions' fast break.
Through games of Feb. 15, Garrett is averaging 19.22 points per game, connecting on 45 percent of his 3-point shots and 80 percent of his free throws while adding 5.6 rebounds and three assists.
JOSH ANGLE, SR., LAKE OSWEGO:
Josh Angle, a 6-3 senior guard for Lake Oswego, just about does it all for the Lakers. He leads the team in scoring, 3-point shooting, free throw shooting and rebounds. He helps handle the ball, is a clever passer and scores in almost every possible way, from his deadly 3-point shot, to hanging jumpshots in traffic, to aggressive drives to the basket and finishes with either hand at the end of the fast break.
For the season, Angle leads the Lakers in scoring at 18 points per game, adds a team-high 7.5 rebounds per contest and shares the ball as well, handing out 3.4 assists per game.
BRYSON CROCKETT, JR., WEST LINN:
Bryson Crockett, a 6-3 junior guard for the Lions, can just about do it all on the offensive end of the court. Crockett is dynamite off the dribble, using his incredible quickness to set up his dangerous jumpshot, a jumper that easily extends to 3-point range. And when he attacks the basket, Crockett uses his jumping ability and body control to great effect to set up hanging scores from the lane or get him to the foul line.
For the season, Crockett (currently working to return from an injury suffered during his team's Jan. 29 contest against Lake Oswego) averages 16 points while hitting 48 percent of his 3-pointers and 75 percent from the foul line.
CADEN DICKSON, SR., TUALATIN:
Even though the senior guard stands only 5-foot-10, Caden Dickson has been a big-time scoring weapon for the Timberwolves. The ultra-quick Dickson seems to be adept at not only hitting 3-pointers — long range 3-pointers — but he also can get to the basket in a hurry.
Through games of Feb. 19, Dickson is averaging a team-best 15.4 points a game. He's shooting at a 43-percent clip from the field, including 35 percent from 3-point range and 76 percent from the free-throw line. He's also averaging 3.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.4 steals a game.
CORBAN REMSBURG, SR., OREGON CITY:
Corban Remsburg, a 6-foot senior shooting guard, is as adept at scoring from beyond the arc as he is at putting the ball on the floor and driving to the basket. Through the first 11 league games, Remsburg averaged a team-high 13.4 points a game on a team that prides itself on its defense and leads all Class 6A teams in fewest points allowed — an average of 44.0 points per game.
Named to the all-Mt. Hood Conference second team as a junior, Remsburg has scored in double figures in nine of 11 Three Rivers League games, including a season-high 30 points on 11 of 19 shooting for the field with four 3-pointers in the Pioneers' 57-44 home win over Lakeridge on Jan. 25.
DIEGO ARREDONDO, SO., CANBY:
Diego Arredondo, a 5-11 sophomore guard for Canby, is a shooter's shooter. One of the most dangerous 3-point marksman in the Three Rivers League, Arredondo is capable of bringing the Cougars offense to life with the long ball. Don't get it twisted, though — Arredondo is capable of driving the lane and finding a floater or a layup at the basket as well.
The sophomore averaged 13 points per game, shooting 43 percent from the field, 38 percent from the 3-point line and 70 percent from the free throw line.
JACK ROSE, SR., TUALATIN:
The 6-foot-4 senior wing has been an inside-outside scoring threat for the Timberwolves this season. The left-hander can hit a spot-up 3-pointer, a midrange jumper or, when he puts his shoulder down, he can drive to the basket with the best of them.
Through games of Feb. 19, Rose is scoring at an average of 12 points a game. He's shooting at a 51-percent clip from the field (33 percent from 3-point range) and 80 percent from the foul line, while also averaging 5.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 steals a game.
RIZDIN MILLER, SR., CANBY:
Rizdin Miller, a 6-2 senior guard, averaged 9 points per game, while shooting 46 percent from the field and 33 percent from 3-point range. Miller's 75-percent mark from the free throw line was stellar as well.
The lanky senior was more than just a scorer for the Cougars as well, averaging 2.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1 steal per game. His leadership on the court was integral in helping the Cougars come together.
CARTER LARRANCE, SR., LAKERIDGE:
Carter Larrance, a 6-8 senior center for Lakeridge, got it done this year with an offensive game that was more varied than opponents might have expected. Larrance has an effective mid-range jumpshot from the baseline, knocked down a trio of 3-pointers this year, used his height to create solid scoring opportunities inside and also thrived in the role of garbage man, scoring off rebounds and at the end of the fast break.
For the season, Larrance scored a team-high 7.85 points per game for the Pacers, shooting 52 percent from the floor and 70 percent from the line, while adding four rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
— Miles Vance, Dan Brood, Jim Beseda and Tanner Russ contributed to this story.
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