The first day of Oregon’s Les Schwab Invitational was filled everything from game-winning shots to highlight-reel dunks, so we boiled them down to the top five plays from the opening action.
5. Payton Pritchard coast-to-coast. The Oregon-bound point guard prodigy showed off the skill-set that’s made him Oregon’s top recruit on this steal and slicing layup between two defenders. The West Linn (Ore.) senior finished with 11 points, three assists, three rebounds and three steals in a 59-44 victory against in-state rival Jefferson (Ore.).
4. Roberto Gittens and-1. The 6-foot-5 junior demonstrated how to drive between defenders, battling off reach-ins to finish the flush. He collected 22 points, 11 boards, four assists and three blocks for Foss (Tacoma, Wash.) in a win over Jesuit (Portland, Ore.).
3. Oak Hill Academy’s array of dunks. Devontae Shuler and Lindell Wigginton brought on an onslaught of slams to Oregon. The Oak Hill junior backcourt combined for 30 points in Oak Hill’s 82-43 blowout of host Liberty (Hillsboro, Ore.)
2. Demetrius Crosby game-winner. Instead of Jesuit senior Matt Hickman knocking down a game-winning shot, the aforementioned Gitten turned Hickman’s errant 3-pointer into a perfect outlet pass to Crosby for a last-second three-point play to seal the 60-57 victory. Crosby scored 11 points in the Foss win.
1. Jashaun Agosto self alley-oop. We already covered the 5-foot-8 Garfield (Seattle, Wash.) senior’s remarkable dunk in great detail, but it’s worth watching again from another angle.