Men’s Basketball Signs 7 at Prospect Camp
PENDLETON, Ore. – After finishing his first season at the helm, Blue Mountain Community College men’s basketball coach Doug Baxter has wasted no time in signing the next wave of Timberwolves basketball players. On April 5th, the men’s basketball team held a prospect camp that had 40 athletes traveling from all of the country to Pendleton, OR for a chance to become a Timberwolf. Of the 40, 7 athletes signed their Northwest Athletic Conference Letter of Intent to play at BMCC in 2019. “For my first recruiting class as the Head Coach, I'm very happy with this first wave of signee's. We had identified a couple key needs that we needed moving forward, more athleticism and team first players. This group of guys are going to really fun to watch grow. They are high character young men, willing to work hard both in the classroom and the court! It is a great start to building that foundation to be more competitive in the tough East Region” said coach Doug Baxter about his first recruiting class.
(Players pictures below are taken with assistant coach Chance Norquist.)
Riley Marshall comes to BMCC from Gaston High School in Forest Grove, OR. Riley is a 6’4” wing that led his team with 23 points per game, 12 rebounds per game, and 4 assists per game. He received 1st team all-league his junior and senior years. “Riley brings excellent work ethic and character to us, as well as plays well above the rim. His athleticism and length will really help in a couple areas we were weak in last year. His ability to get an offensive rebound and defend at a high level is something we are looking forward to” said Doug Baxter.
Jodus Bates, a 6’5” guard hails from Idaho Falls, ID. A senior at Skyline High School uses his athleticism and work ethic to extend the floor. Coach Baxter: “Jodus brings his length and athleticism to BMCC with the ability to stretch the floor with his shooting. He will compete very well at both ends of the floor.”
Dylan Marx comes to BMCC from Shadow Ridge High School in Las Vegas, NV. He is a 6’4” wing that will add offense to the Timberwolves floor. Coach Baxter had this to say, “Dylan will bring the ability to stretch the floor for us with his shooting ability. He can not only catch and shoot but has a great ability to shoot coming off screens.”
Keegan Zundal arrives at BMCC from Rigby, ID where he played at Rigby High School under head coach Justin Jones. Keegan averaged 16 points per game, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. “Keegan brings a great competitive fire and toughness with him that we need. He is strong enough to finish through contact above the rim” said Coach Baxter.
Levi Burke comes to BMCC from Prairie City High School in Bates, OR. There he averaged 23 points per game, 15 rebounds per game, and 2 blocks per game. Levi led Prairie City to the Oregon 1A State Playoffs as a junior and senior. He was selected to OSAA 1st team all-state tournament team each year. He also garnered 1st team all-league both years as well as Co-player of the year his senior year. Coach Baxter had this to say about Levi, “Levi is a great student with a 3.7GPA. He brings great length and athleticism to the team and will be a great asset on both ends of the floor for us!”
Ben Fullmer comes to BMCC from Rigby, ID and played at Rigby High School. Coach Baxter: “Ben is a 6’2” guard that brings the competitive atmosphere to every game and practice. He rebounds and finishes well around the rim as well.”
Shaw Broncheau comes to BMCC from Athena, OR. He played 4 years at Weston-McEwen High School. At 6’2”, Shaw brings speed and experience to the Timberwolves. He collected 1st team all-league and 2nd team all-state accolades during his time in high school. Coach Baxter: “Shaw has great vision on the court and is able to see the floor. Shaw has great work ethic and high character.”
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