When it comes to the recruiting world, the majority of our coverage focuses on the sport of football. However, something happened over the past couple of days in the world of prep basketball that should have caught every Oregon Duck fan’s eye.
4-star Oregon commit Jackson Shelstad went on a tear, leading the West Linn Lions to being crowned the Les Schwaab Invitational champions in Portland.
It’s not just that Shelstad, a 4-star signee in the 2023 class, got hot and led his team to some victories over a few pretty good schools in route to a championship. It’s that Shelstad put up some unbelievable numbers while leading the Lions, an unranked national team, to victories over Bronny James and No. 16 Sierra Canyon in the semi-finals, as well as Duncanville, the No. 1 ranked team in the nation, in the championship game.
As you would expect, social media went pretty crazy at the sight of the two upsets, and Duck fans got incredibly excited about what’s to come. While Shelstad may be the lowest-rated signee in the 2023 class — 5-star Mookie Cook and 5-star KJ Evans are also part of the class — it’s clear that the Ducks got an incredible player staying home in Oregon and coming to Eugene next season.
Here are some of the best highlights and social media reactions to Shelstad’s run with West Linn over the pasts few days.
ESPN Takes Notice
That ISO Move
Run it back, Kel'el
Dana Altman and Mookie Cook in the building