Posted On: 06/17/19 10:52 PM
Gonzaga University held its shootout tournament this last weekend with dozens of teams from all around the greater northwest competing in gyms all over campus. Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska had teams in the event and it gave me a good chance to see some of the upcoming talent in our region. First off, a couple of things to consider. June high school ball is just a glimpse of what may or may not come to be true by November or March for that matter. Development, transfers, multi-sport athletes and other factors will come into play months from now. State championships are not won in June. Next, I did not get the opportunity to see all 60 plus teams play, so every player was not evaluated. I attended some of the more competitive games on the schedule where I could see more college prospects on one court, although the talent levels were all across the board.
Best team in the event:
Mountain View High School out of the Boise, Idaho area was dominant throughout. The runner-up in Idaho returns everybody for a couple of years to come and are very likely the favorites to win it all this time