Oregon Commit, Jackson Shelstad, Shining At Nike Hoop Summit Practice

By STEVEN VAUGHAN, 750 THE GAME

The comparisons may be too easy, but Jackson Shelstad is starting to sound like former West Linn and Oregon Ducks star, Payton Pritchard, by the day.

Shelstad, who also starred at West Linn and is on the USA team for the Nike Hoop Summit this Saturday night, just had a great practice according to NBA draft analyst, Jonathan Givony. Just like Pritchard did when he was playing in the same event.

Bronny James, the son of LeBron James, is also on Team USA and he told reporters that Shelstad and others have been recruiting him to their schools, since James has not yet committed.

“You know it’s fun times,” he told reporters. “A good joke with them. Talking to them. Talking to the coaches. It’s good to know they want me there with them. But you know, at the end of the day. It’s my decision.”

Bronny also talked about Jackson Shelstad’s game and how he is a really good player.

“I like his game a lot. Shoot the ball well. He’s a fast point guard. Makes smart decisions. Everyone likes to play with a good point guard that can make good decisions.”

According to 247 Sports, Shelstad is the No. 32 prospect in his class and the No. 8 point guard in his class. He is heading to Oregon where the Ducks already have commitments from Kwame Evans Jr. and Mookie Cook, who are both five-star prospects. The Ducks are in need of a roster shakeup after the past two seasons where they haven’t made the NCAA tournament. The end of this past season  saw coach Dana Altman grow visibly frustrated with his team.

For Ducks fans, they are hoping this West Linn High School point guard can come in and make the same impact that Pritchard did when he was a Duck. And who knows, maybe Bronny will join him.

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