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2018 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » September 23rd, 2017, 8:26 pm

Coach Peery goes down I-5 and gets a good one for the Viks:

Kyle Greeley

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/kyle-greeley

Status: Verbally Committed to Portland State

Year: 2018 (HS SR)

Position: SG

Height: 6-5

Weight: 180

Hometown: Salem, OR

High School: West Salem High School
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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » September 28th, 2017, 9:43 pm

A big man 6-9 from Arizona:

Anthem Prep F Trey Wood commits to Portland State

http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/h ... 715194001/

Anthem Prep senior Trey Wood, a 6-foot-9 forward/center, has given Portland State a commitment to play basketball.

Wood averaged 24 points, 14.6 rebounds and six blocks for the 1A team last season.

"I felt really good about the coaches and it felt like a great fit for me," Wood said.

Wood said he has increased his strength and feels he will be ready to contribute next year as he continues to develop his game.

He plays for Powerhouse Hoops in the AAU club circuit.

"Trey Wood is a great fit for new Portland State head coach Barret Peery," Powerhouse Hoops coach John Ortega said. "His up-and-down style where bigs need to be multi-tooled and athletic is perfect for Trey.

"Trey has worked extremely hard to get this opportunity and I believe his best basketball is ahead of him."

He will join former Glendale Apollo guard Holland Woods, who is a freshman at Portland State this season after leading the Hawks to the 5A final last season.
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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » September 29th, 2017, 7:16 pm

Portland State goes local again and adds even more height for next year!

Prep Hoops Oregon‏ 
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6'10 post @ayboylipe from Southridge HS & Team Fly has committed to Portland St & new HC @coachbpeery

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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » October 1st, 2017, 10:27 am

A combo guard from a Texas JC is the latest commit. Watch the highlight video as Killings looks to be very athletic!

Tyrone 'T.J.' Killings

Status: Verbally Committed to Portland State

Year: 2016 (SO)

Position: PG

Height: 5-11

Weight: 185

Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

High School: Believe Preparatory School

Junior College: Panola College

http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/tyrone-killings
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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » October 1st, 2017, 12:36 pm

A little more information on Trey Wood:

Trey Wood Verbals To Portland State

http://snip.ly/bd6a5?utm_source=dlvr.it ... and-state/

Portland State University head coach Barrett Peery and his staff are getting a steal, after receiving a verbal commitment from Anthem Prep High School's 6-foot-9, 190-pound athletic senior post Trey Wood.  Wood has been a very underrated prospect in Arizona's 2018 class for some time, and after receiving an offer from the Big Sky program recently, Wood decided to pull the trigger.

Wood decided to verbal to Portland State over another offer from UMASS-Lowell, so it doesn't look like much of a steal for Portland State, but it is.  Wood is a very underrated college prospect that I really like and feel was worthy of much more college recruitment than he received - proving just how underrecruited the state of Arizona continues to be.

Wood is a long, athletic post talent with a very high motor and a nice overall skillset.  He is a good shooter with range on his shot and has good low post skills that allow him to make plays around the paint.  He runs the floor hard and is an excellent finisher in the open court.  As he matures physically and adds more physical size to his long, thin frame, he will blossom into a serious player at the collegiate level.

Wood put up serious numbers as a junior last season, and will have just as big of a senior season for himself as well.  Last season as a junior, Wood averaged eye-popping numbers at Anthem Prep - averaging 23.6 points, 14.6 rebounds and 6 blocks per/game.  He had one amazing effort last season where he scored 42 of his team's 56 points in a loss.

Wood got off to a very good start to the spring club season in 2016, while playing for his Powerhouse Hoops 16U Black team, and then suffered an injury that caused him to miss the remainder of the 2016 spring and summer club season. He returned this past (2017) spring and summer, and turned in a very good performance during the club season.

Wood is also an excellent student, and is already a full academic qualifier.  Congratulations to Wood and his family and the Powerhouse Hoops program on this accomplishment.

Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report:  Wood, while lacking physical size and girth on his long, thin frame, is very mobile for his size and runs the floor like a guard.  His ability to outrun opposing post players down the floor makes him an attractive prospect over time.  Wood has tremendous upside as a player, something we often talk about, but this young man has loads of it.  As he gains physical maturity he will blossom nicely.  Wood is an effective scorer currently on the low block with solid low-post footwork and a nice jump hook.  He also is able to make shots away from the basket, from mid-range.  He is capable of putting the basketball on the floor from the wing and also making moves to the basket, where he is a good finisher.  Wood is also a very active rebounder and shotblocker - among the very best for his size and position in the class.  His length and versatility as a post are amazing attributes and will only benefit him a great deal over time as he matures and develops.  Wood will need to continue to work hard on his craft to reach his full potential as a player over time, but he has very good work ethic as a player and that should not be a problem for him at all.  Whomever lands this young man will get a nice talent who has his best years well ahead of him.
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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » October 28th, 2017, 10:44 am

Coach Peery and the Viks get another commit from the JC ranks:

Shamar Bailey

Status: Verbally Committed to Portland State

Year: 2016 (SO)

Position: SF

Height: 6-7

Weight: 180

Hometown: Toronto, Canada

High School: Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School

Junior College: Hill College












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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » November 9th, 2017, 7:08 pm

Men's Basketball Signs Five To NLIs For 2018-19 Academic Year

http://www.goviks.com/news/2017/11/8/me ... -year.aspx

Portland State Basketball Coach Barret Peery is excited to announce the signing of five student-athletes to national letters of intent for the 2018-19 season.
The early signing period provided the opportunity to add two guards and three big men to the Viking roster. They include local standouts Kyle Greeley (6-4, G, West Salem HS) and Filip Fullerton (6-9, F, Southridge HS). Another high school signee is Trey Wood (6-9, F, Anthem (AZ) HS) along with junior college transfers TJ Killings (5-11, G, Panola (TX) JC) and Shamar Bailey (6-7, F, Hill (TX) College).
"I think we did a good job of filling our needs," Peery said. "We have a really good senior class with a lot of size in it, so size was definitely a priority for us looking to next season. But we were also able to get kids that fit us, our system, our culture and who we want to be."
Portland State has six seniors on its current roster, four of whom are forwards or centers. The Vikings open their season Saturday at University of Portland.

PORTLAND STATE NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT SIGNEES - Nov. 8, 2017 

High School
Trey Wood, F, 6-9, 185, Anthem, AZ (Anthem HS)
Kyle Greeley, G, 6-4, 180, Salem, OR (West Salem HS)
Filip Fullerton, F, 6-9, 210, Hillsboro, OR (Southridge HS)

Junior College
TJ Killings, G, 5-11, 185, Bridgeport, CT (Harding HS/Panola (TX) JC)
Shamar Bailey, F, 6-7, 200, Toronto, Canada (Hill (TX) College)


Trey Wood, F, 6-9, 185, Anthem, AZ (Anthem HS)
Averaged 23.6 points, 14.6 rebounds and six blocks per game as a junior… was 11th in the nation in blocked shots… played for Arizona Powerhouse AAU.

COACH PEERY SAYS: "Trey plays the game with extreme intensity. He can really run the floor and change shots around the rim. I love his energy and passion for the game. He is a very, very good competitor."

Kyle Greeley, G, 6-4, 180, Salem, OR (West Salem HS)
Averaged 22.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game as a junior… named second team All-State… led his team to a fourth-place finish in state… number-two ranked player in the state by Prep Hoops Oregon

COACH PEERY SAYS: "Kyle is a natural scorer. He has the ability to score it in many different ways and he has great confidence in playing the game."

Filip Fullerton, F, 6-9, 210, Hillsboro, OR (Southridge HS)
Averaged 13 points and nine rebounds per game as a junior… played for Team Fly AAU.

COACH PEERY SAYS: "Filip is a skilled big kid that really understands how to play the game and is just scratching the surface of how good he can be."

TJ Killings, G, 5-11, 185, Bridgeport, CT (Harding HS/Panola (TX) JC)
As a freshman at Panola, averaged 7.3 points and shot 46% from the field… team won a school-record 26 games… a teammate of current Viking Devyn Wilson.

COACH PEERY SAYS: "TJ plays with high energy and is very passionate. He can play and defend multiple positions on the perimeter. I love his competitive spirit."

Shamar Bailey, F, 6-7, 200, Toronto, Canada (Hill (TX) College)
Played his freshman season at Hill College… competed in 28 games, starting six… averaged 7.9 points and 5.9 rebounds in just over 17 minutes per game.

COACH PEERY SAYS: "Shamar Bailey is a fantastic shooter, has very good size and can play multiple positions. I really like his skill level."
 
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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » November 9th, 2017, 9:25 pm

Expect another signing soon:

J🌐@JayWilliams_2
Blessed to announce that I am officially committed to Portland State. #TheVikingWay

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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » March 3rd, 2018, 4:54 pm

From Skyhawk to Viking, Filip Fullerton is Ready to Prove Himself at the Next Level

https://southridgesquawk.org/817/sports ... ext-level/

As Southridge players wandered around the weight room, waiting to play pick-up games after another long preseason workout, one noticeable player was missing. Filip Fullerton, the blonde-haired, 6’9” forward, was still going through the assigned workout long after everyone had left, not cheating a single rep.
As the rest of the team huddled up to break for the gym, assistant coach Dave Nuss asked the group a single question: “Does anyone notice who’s missing?”
At the time Fullerton had verbally committed to Portland State and knew that he would be playing competitive basketball after high school. He had shown that he was good enough to make it to the next level, yet he was the one working like he had the most to prove.
Next season, Fullerton will become the first Southridge Skyhawk to play Division-One basketball on a scholarship. After five years of playing for the Southridge basketball program– both in Jr. Metro and in high school– Fullerton is ready to work even harder so he can make it at the next level and succeed at Portland State.
The Road to D1 Basketball
Filip was in fifth grade when he first decided that he wanted to play basketball competitively. It all started at a summer basketball camp at the Beaverton Hoop YMCA, run by former Oregon State player Lamar Hurd.
The first thing Hurd saw in Fullerton was the joy with which he played the game.
“[Fullerton] just had fun. He never put any pressure on himself. He enjoyed his teammates, and he was a great teammate himself,” Hurd said.
In eighth-grade, Fullerton decided to try out for the Southridge Junior Metro program. When Southridge varsity head coach Phil Vesel first saw him that year, he did not envision the pure, effective jumper and floor-spacing ability that Fullerton has now. Instead, Vesel saw some of the other telltale signs of a great player: the feel for the game, basketball IQ, ability to finish, and intangibles such as work effort and leadership.
Fullerton was the rare player that made junior varsity as a freshman and then varsity as a sophomore thanks, in-part, to his height and raw ability.
During his sophomore season, Fullerton did not see the floor a lot, but he gained valuable experience for upcoming s
easons and learned that in order to get more minutes, he had to get in much better shape.
Whereas his sophomore summer was spent working mostly on his body, Fullerton used his junior summer to commit to skill work while playing AAU basketball on the side. Instead of sleeping in or hanging out with his friends, Fullerton spent every day working on his ball handling skills in the driveway.
Another aspect of Fullerton’s game that grew during the offseason was his shooting ability. When he first joined the program, Vesel thought of him as a back to the basket player who could be a viable option for offense in the post. However, over the summer Fullerton would go to Shoot 360 or even 24-hour Fitness every day to get hundreds of shots up. Now he’s viewed as a floor-spacing big man who can hit the three-ball at a high clip– a skill that is key to the Skyhawks three-happy offense.
“When he decided to commit himself is when he separated himself from a good player to a great player,” Vesel said.
Now in his senior season, Fullerton has an impressive list of accomplishments: making it to the second-round of the playoffs and helping the Hawks win the Metro League for the first time in school history.
One memory Fullerton will take away with him was playing against Beaverton in the second round of the playoffs a year ago.
“It was a crazy atmosphere, and I loved it,” Fullerton said. “Coming from that sophomore year when we played horrible, it felt amazing to win the first round and then actually get to the second round. It made me more hungry and want to go even further this year.”
This season, Fullerton has stepped into the leadership role for a senior-laden Skyhawk team. When the Hawks are going through a cold spell on the court, he is usually the one calling the other four guys on the floor into a huddle to calm down.
“He’s a good leader for us. He’s vocal, he gets our guys focused, and he’s one of our hardest working guys at practice,” Vesel said. “He’s able to lead by example and be a vocal leader; that’s a great combination.”
“He’s a natural leader without having to say much. He just knows, works, and kind of leads by example, and sometimes those are the most powerful leaders,” AAU coach Jeff Williams added.
Improvement Outside of School
After his sophomore season at Southridge concluded, Fullerton decided to join Team Fly, an AAU club based out of “The Practice Facility” in Tigard.
At Team Fly, Fullerton played under Jeff Williams, who coaches for the program but is also an assistant coach at Chemeketa Community College. When he first saw Fullerton play, Williams keenly observed the quickness he had and the fluidity he moved with as a big guy.
As Coach Williams got to know Fullerton better throughout the summer, he figured out early on that he had what it takes to become a Division-One athlete.
“The beautiful thing about Filip’s game is that he can affect the game without scoring the basketball,” Williams said. “He doesn’t have to be the leading scorer, but he can be. He doesn’t have to be the leading rebounder, but he can be. It’s just his overall effect when he’s on the floor. Defensively, offensively, it’s impressive.”
While AAU has been heavily criticised for not developing players, Filip got out of it just what he needed — a platform to showcase his skills while further improving on his strength and conditioning in the offseason.
During the summer, Fil got to go up against players that he might never see in the Metro League. At some bigger tournaments, Filip played in front of multiple college scouts. His new coach at Portland State, Barret Peery, saw Fil play across the country including the Pump Brothers Tournament in Anaheim where he played some of his best basketball of the summer. Instead of traveling a few miles to Southridge, Peery was flying hundreds of miles to see Fil. “Funny enough it was Portland State all the way over in Anaheim watching me,” Fullerton said.
While playing for Team Fly, Filip started to notice that the game became easier for him and he was one of the best players on a floor full of talented players. It was at this point Fil realized that there was a chance he could play at the college level following his senior season at Southridge. Just a few months later he signed his letter of intent to play for Coach Peery at Portland State University.
Next Stop, Portland State
After his junior year, Fullerton started to get notified by teams who were interested in recruiting him to play for their program. He got calls from Colorado, Portland State, Colorado State, and Montana. Fullerton decided to commit to Portland State, a school very close to home.
Fullerton cited many reasons for why he chose to attend Portland State. At PSU, Fullerton has the opportunity to play in front of his friends and family every home game which was a big selling point. The communication that he has with the coaching staff also helped lure him to PSU. Every day, Peery sends him a message like an inspirational quote. The communication was constant, something Fullerton couldn’t say for every school who tried to recruit him. “Even though I hadn’t committed or anything at the time, I still felt like I was a part of the team,” Fullerton said.
At Southridge, Fullerton developed skills that can immediately transfer over to the college level. The effort that Fil plays with and his work ethic were all cited by Hurd, Vesel, and Peery. “He’s the first one in the gym and the last to leave,” Williams said. Playing at the college level where every player has dominated in high school, the work ethic and desire to get better is something that will set Fullerton apart.
According to his coaches, one thing that Fullerton needs to work on is his strength and physicality, something that most incoming college players need. At Portland State, Fullerton will be going up against players who are much older and even more developed both physically and mentally.
“As you make that change from high school to college and take that jump, there could be some days where there are guys who are 5 or 6 years older than you, and you never know,” Peery said. “There’s just a learning curve and change there, but Filip will do really well because he’s a winning person and he makes a good effort at all that he does.”
While Fullerton acknowledges the challenge of what he is walking into, he is also excited to get the opportunity to play close to home and represent Southridge High School at the next level.
Hurd, who knows a thing or two about watching elite players, offers some final advice for the outgoing senior.
“Play the game with no regrets. Don’t worry about what other people are saying about you, good or bad,” Hurd said. “Make sure you’re being the best teammate you can be, shoot the shots that you have practiced your whole life, and play the game that you’ve played your whole life.”
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Post by forestgreen » April 16th, 2018, 9:44 pm

Vikings just got more athletic:

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Congrats! Alum Michael Nuga has committed to NCAA D1, Portland State...a dream come true! He was slept on early, but they wide awake now. Proud of you, keep going! #GameSpeaks #MaximizePotential #NPHFamily

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Post by forestgreen » April 27th, 2018, 6:53 pm

An athletic 6-7 small forward from the State of Arizona commits to Portland State:

Rashaad Goolsby
‏@IamRashaadG

Blessed to announce my commitment to Portland State University. Thanks to my family, friends, coaches and everyone else who supported me during this journey. #BlessedBeyondMeasures
#GoVikings

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Re: 2018 Recruiting Thread

Post by forestgreen » May 10th, 2018, 8:53 pm

PSU adds JC forward Robert McCoy from San Diego City College:

Hayes Gardner‏@HayesGardner
Portland State adds 6-foot-7 wing with two years of eligibility. Averaged 17 points, 7 rebounds last year at San Diego City College. #goviks

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