Northwest Shootout has high-school boys basketball All-Stars aligned
It doesn't line up like this every year at the Northwest Shootout, but this time around, neither boys all-star team, Washington or Oregon...
Seattle Times staff reporter
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It doesn't line up like this every year at the Northwest Shootout, but this time around, neither boys all-star team, Washington or Oregon, can say its top players couldn't make it.
"You can't say there's an asterisk by [it] this year," said Mountlake Terrace coach Nalin Sood, an assistant for the Washington team. "This is a great head-to-head matchup."
A year ago, Washington cut Oregon's lead in the series to 9-4 with a win, though the Oregon team was without perhaps the best two players in state history: All-Americans Kevin Love (now of UCLA) and Kyle Singler (Duke).
This time around, both teams are bringing their best for Sunday's game at the Chiles Center in Portland. The boys will play at 6 p.m., preceded by the girls game at 4 p.m.
The Washington boys team features Reggie Moore, a guard from Class 3A champion Rainier Beach, and three players from two-time 4A champion Ferris: center DeAngelo Casto, guard Shawn Stockton and forward Jared Karstetter. It's the first time Sood can remember three players from one school making the team, selected by a committee of coaches.
"That wasn't a factor in the decision-making," Sood said. "All three of those kids deserve to play in the Northwest Shootout."
The Oregon team features Oregon signee Drew Wiley, ranked by Scout.comas the second-best small forward on the West Coast, along with Washington State signee Michael Harthun and Gonzaga recruit Andy Poling.
"This is one of their better teams for sure," Sood said.
The Washington girls are headlined by Prairie's Ashley Corral, the state's only McDonald's All-American; Brittany Kennedy from three-time Class 4A champ Lewis and Clark; and Katie Grad from two-time 3A champ Auburn Riverside. All are guards. Corral has signed with USC, Kennedy with Oregon State and Grad with Washington State.
"It's an incredible group of girls," said Inglemoor coach John Augustavo, an assistant on the Washington team, which he said will be "a bit of a guard-oriented team."
Oregon leads the girls series 7-6.
Northwest Shootout rosters
Rosters for the April 6 game at the University of Portland's Chiles Center (college commitments in parenthesis):
Washington -- Renado Parker, Kentridge; Reggie Moore (Fresno State), Rainier Beach; Kavario Middleton (Washington, football), Lakes; Aaron Broussard, Federal Way; Brandon MaGee, Bethel; Shawn Stockton (Montana), Ferris; DeAngelo Casto, Ferris; Mathias Ward (Montana), Gig Harbor; Rich Skillman, Nooksack Valley; Jared Karstetter (Washington State, football), Ferris. Coaches -- Vic Wolffis, Bill Bakamus (assistant), Nalin Sood (assistant), Tim Taylor (assistant).
Oregon -- Michael Harthun (WSU), South Medford; Paul McCoy, Grant; Andy Poling (Gonzaga), Westview; Garrett Sim (California), Sunset; Drew Wiley (Oregon), Thurston; Sammy Schafer (Air Force), Oregon City; Brian Conklin (St. Louis), North Eugene; Chehales Tapscott, Century; Brad Tinsley, Oregon City; Kyle Long, McMinnville. Coaches -- Barry Adams, Nick Robertson (assistant).
Washington -- Ashley Corral (USC), Prairie; Katie Grad (Washington State), Auburn Riverside; Stephanie Egwuatu (Portland State), Auburn Riverside; Brittany Kennedy (Oregon State), Lewis and Clark; Eryn Jones (Portland State), Meadowdale; Alyssa Shoji (Santa Clara), Issaquah; Kayla Standish (Gonzaga), Ellensburg; Brianne Ryan, Lynden Christian; Lexi Petterson (WSU), Shadle Park; Shauniece Samms, Mount Tahoma. Coaches -- Shane Schutz; John Augustavo (assistant).
Oregon -- Michelle Jenkins (USC), Southridge; Alex Earl (Arizona State), Southridge; Anna Marchbanks, McKay; Jacklin Nared, Westview; Rosetta Adzasu, West Linn; Erica Schultz, North Medford; Katie Steigleman, Sheldon; Theresa Brown, Sheldon; Cameryn Calhoun, Clackamas; Audrey Miller, Central Catholic. Coaches -- Garth McGrath, Craig Ellingson (assistant).
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