Chemeketa freshman star Bryce White signs with Portland State University
by Mike Lund
The Portland State basketball roster for 2014-15 gets deeper with the signing of Bryce White to an athletic aid agreement. Viking Head Coach Tyler Geving announced the signing of White, the sixth addition to the PSU roster for next season.
White, a 6-5 wing, played at Chemeketa Community College last season, earning NWAACC South Division Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors. White averaged 27.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists while shooting .531 from the field, .317 from three-point range and .797 at the free throw line. Chemeketa was 16-15 overall, 9-5 in region play.
While at Benson Tech in Portland, White was named the PIL 5A Player of the Year as a senior. The Techmen took third in state.
"Bryce is a big wing who is very versatile. He has the ability to shoot the ball, drive and is a very capable rebounder. He will contribute in a variety of ways to our team," said Geving. "It is always good to get another local product that our fans and people in the area will recognize. Getting a junior college guy with three years to play is also a benefit to our program.
"Bryce is another in a long line of Oregon high school basketball players that have come to Portland State in recent years…. guys like Jeremiah Dominguez, Phil Nelson, Dominic Waters, Chehales Tapscott, Michael Harthun, Zach Gengler, Brandon Cataldo and Collin Spickerman," said Geving.
White is the sixth member of this year's Viking recruiting class. PSU has seven returning letterwinners, three returning starters and also has three redshirts returning in 2014-15.
The Vikings come off a 17-15 season, 11-9 in the Big Sky. PSU reached the Big Sky Tournament semifinals and earned a bid to the Collegeinsider.com post-season tournament.
ATHLETIC AID AGREEMENT SIGNEE
Bryce White, SO, G, 6-5, 200, Portland, OR (Benson Tech/Chemeketa CC) - June 23, 2014
Calaen Robinson, SO, G, 6-2, 190, Tempe, AZ (Corona Del Sol HS/Arizona State) - May 13, 2014
NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT SIGNEES
Dorian Cason, JR, C, 6-7, 250, Fontana, CA (Summit HS/Portland/C. of Southern Idaho) - June 12, 2014
Iziahiah Sweeney, FR, G, 6-3, 170, Compton, CA (Compton HS) - June 11, 2014
Collin Spickerman, JR, F, 6-8, 210, Portland, OR (Jesuit HS/Alaska Anchorage/Clark College) - April 16, 2104
Braxton Tucker, SO, F, 6-6, 220, Tacoma, WA (Spanaway Lake HS/North Idaho JC) - April 16, 2014