adidas gazzelle Local girls honored among best in U
Oregon City High School junior to be N Flye and La Salle Prep junior to be Aleah Goodman have been recognized among the top high school girls basketball players in the county.
The two are among 40 from throughout the United States who have been named Adidas Girls Basketball 3 Strike All Americans.
The girls will be guests of honor at the Adidas 3 Strike All American Camp in Atlanta, GA, July 29 31, where they will undergo high level training, receive Adidas apparel, tour Atlanta, get to meet WNBA players, and play in an all star game. Houlls, director of the Adidas 4 Strike All American Camp. majority of kids are class of 2016 or 2017, although we have one girl that is class of 2018 who is really talented.
Goodman, a 5 9 junior guard, has already proven herself without question one of the top high school players in Oregon. Last winter, as a sophomore, she was named Class 5A Player of the Year, after leading the Falcons to a 27 1 record and their first state title in girls basketball since 1984. During the 2014 15 high school season she averaged 13.3 points and 7.6 assists, while making 54 percent of her shots from the floor.
Flye, 5 8, did not play high school basketball last season disciplinary reasons, but she saw big minutes on varsity at point guard as a freshman, when Oregon City coach Kurt Guelsdorf described Flye as a potential NCAA Division I prospect.
Guelsdorf says that Flye has matured a lot since she made a mistake that cost her the 2014 15 high school season. He now says of Flye, believe she is the best guard defender in Oregon.
Flye was named MVP of Oregon City recent River City Classic, where she led Oregon City High School top summer team to a runner up finish to Central Valley of Spokane in the Diamond Bracket. Oregon City was the highest placing team from Oregon in the tournament.
Flye and Goodman play together on an elite Spokane based AAU team called Blazers Orange. Northwest Blazers Oregon last year went 51 2 as an AAU travel team and went 5 1 at the Adidas National Championship Tournament, losing to Texas Elite in the semifinals.
Northwest Blazers Orange is the top seed at this year Adidas National Championship Tournament, which is scheduled July 27 29 in Suwanee, Georgia. The team last week won the Gold Division of Oregon City prestigious End Of The Trail All Star Tournament and remained unbeaten on the 2015 AAU season.
Northwest Blazers coach Steve Klees has said of Flye and Goodman: my mind they are two of the best players in the state of Oregon. N can defend anyone. Aleah is a great perimeter player and ball handler. She can hit the three or find an open teammate. Both girls competed for me at the national level last year and did pretty good.
Klees, who has been coaching 35 years, says he had two players make the Adidas National Team two years ago Brittney McPhee, a graduate of Mt. Rainier High School whose talents gained her an athletic scholarship to Stanford University; and Chandler Smith, a graduate of Washington Brewster High School, who is attending the University of Nebraska on an athletic scholarship.
Goodman and Flye played against one another in the recent End Of The Trail Shootout, when Oregon City high school team beat La Salle high school team 45 34 in the American Division bracket final.
Goodman said of her invitation to participate in the Adidas All American Camp: me it a really cool once in a lifetime opportunity. Not many people get the opportunity. It a blessing to be able to do it.
means a lot to me, because I took a season off, Flye said. get to show a lot of people how much I improved, so it a really good opportunity.
Goodman said of Flye, speed and defense [are what make N such a good player]. She a really strong defender and, with her speed, she effective at attacking the basket. And she can finish around the rim. She become a much, much improved shooter.
Flye said of Goodman, a strong offensive player. She a good 3 point shooter, but she also strong around the rim. And you wouldn think it, but she also a really good rebounder.
Goodman says of her career plans: like to play Division I and take basketball as far as a can WNBA, and travel overseas someday. It would be great to be able travel overseas and play the game I love at the same time.
And if a professional career doesn work out, Goodman says, want to be like a coach or trainer. Stay around the gym and the game as long as I can.
want to do college basketball Pac 12; then go overseas and play, Flye said.
And if basketball doesn work out? a defensive lawyer, Flye said. type of lawyer who gets people off.
Klees says Flye has received interest from Louisville, South Carolina, Gonzaga, Colorado and Arizona; and Goodman has received interest from Oregon State, Arizona State, Colorado, Gonzaga, Idaho, New Mexico and Missouri.
Both girls play or practice basketball pretty much the year around. But at the same time they keep academics a priority. They both say they maintained a 3.5 GPA in high school.
Both girls say they played in the Adidas National Championship Tournament last year and enjoyed the experience.
played in that tournament last year and it was really cool, Goodman said. get to see all kinds of talent, really good players that you haven seen before.
year I was with Steve team when they lost in the semifinals, and it was very devastating to him, Flye said. like to go there this year and win it. I want to do it for Steve. I know he hasn won it in awhile, so it would be a really big honor if we could win it for him.