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Preseason ALL-USA Mid-Valley boys basketball teams announced

This is the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Mid-Valley preseason boys basketball team:

Zach Bernards, Dayton

The senior was the 3A co-player of the year as a junior after averaging 23 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.

Julian Downey, Santiam

The junior guard transferred from Silverton where he helped the Foxes win the 2015 state championship and he averaged 10.2 points per game last year.

Kyle Greeley, West Salem

A junior guard, he made a huge leap last year and transformed himself into a player to be accounted with.

Simeon Hess, Western Mennonite

The senior guard asserted himself as a premier player in the state last season.

Matthew Ismay, McNary

The senior wing is a shutdown defender for the Celtics and will be looked upon to take on more of the scoring.

South Salem's Jaden Nielsen Skinner (12) drives past South Salem's Trent Van Cleave (3) in the McNary vs. South Salem boy's basketball game at South Salem High School on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. South Salem won the game 53-52.

South Salem’s Jaden Nielsen Skinner (12) drives past South Salem’s Trent Van Cleave (3) in the McNary vs. South Salem boy’s basketball game at South Salem High School on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. South Salem won the game 53-52.

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Jaden Nielsen-Skinner, South Salem

The sophomore point guard averaged 10 points and 3.4 assists and was second-team all-league as a freshman.

Bryce Piete, Regis

The senior guard was a first-team all-league player as a junior and has developed into a class of his own.

Tanner Scanlan, North Marion

The three-sport star senior averaged 17.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game as a junior.

Teagan Quitoriano, Sprague

The junior forward was a first-team all-league player as a sophomore after averaging a double-double.

R.J. Veliz, Blanchet

The sophomore point guard averaged 10.5 points and five assists per game as a freshman and became a go-to player.

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