Clackamas forward Brett Ball accepts basketball scholarship to Carroll College in Montana.
OREGON CITY -- Clackamas's Brett Ball has accepted a basketball scholarship to Carroll College in Montana. The 6’7 forward led the Southern Region in rebounding, averaging a double double in league play, with 13.7 ppg and 11.8 rpg. He earned 2nd team all region honors and was a member of the regional sophomore all star team and the NWAACC all academic team. He was also honorable mention all defensive team. He has also accumulated a two year GPA of 3.96 for his college course work in a demanding curriculum.
“Brett stands out as a sparkling example of what a scholar athlete should be: the kind of person who relentlessly pursues excellence in all his endeavors in the classroom and in the arena of competition,” said coach Wegner.
Ball’s improved play and inspired leadership were key contributors in Clackamas finishing the last 10 league games as the hottest team in the NWAACC. Added assistant coach Paul Fiskum, “We saw Brett grow immensely this year as a player, student, leader, and person. He worked hard every practice; in fact, every drill, all season long to make himself a better player.”
At Carroll College, Ball will be expected to make a sizable contribution as an impact player. “He should be a tremendous player there,” said Wegner. “It’s one of the top NAIA conferences in America, for sure; teams there have won the national championship. But we really think of Brett as a D-1 caliber kid, so we expect him to really make a splash there as a player, scholar, and leader.”
Ball is interested in studying physical therapy and sports medicine. His scholarship is in excess of $35,000 a year and will cover almost all of his college educational costs.