On the Court with Coach Foreman: One-on-One Look at the Pioneer Recruiting Class

On the Court with Coach Foreman: One-on-One Look at the Pioneer Recruiting Class

PORTLAND, Ore. -Dinari Foreman breaks down his first recruiting class as head coach of the Lewis & Clark men's basketball program. The Pioneers feature four incoming student-athletes who all bring something different to the program.

"We are thrilled and excited to have this group of young men choose to continue their educations at Lewis & Clark College. They are all leaders in the classroom and in their communities, but also a pretty talented set of basketball players," said Foreman. "The diversity of these four student-athletes is incredible on and off the court which will really add to our campus community as a whole. Our campus leaders (our students, professors, and administration) did a wonderful job recruiting these kids to Palatine Hill."

Below Foreman breaks down each incoming player. By clicking on the picture of each player you will get to see a little highlight of what they can do on the court.

 

Brad Carter

6'7" 210 Redmond High

Averaged 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds as a senior leading Redmond in both categories.  Scored 26 twice, against Summit and Sprague.   He was a 1st Team all- league selection and also high jumped and triple jumped for Redmond High.  Brad is  very active in the Redmond community, especially in 4H.  He will be showing his final pig(Blind Date) at the Prineville Fair in August.

"Brad loves to compete in everything he does, especially the classroom.  He plays with an enthusiasm and intensity that's fun to watch." "I cannot wait to see Brad and Blind Date win the ribbon in August.  That is going to be pretty fun."

 

 

 

 

Ross Erickson

6'7" 195 Sisters High, Ore.

Hartford University Played in 45 games, making seven starts … scored 36 points and pulled down 27 rebounds in two seasons and was fourth on the team in field goal percentage at 43.8 percent.  Played one season at Sisters High School and two seasons of varsity basketball at Jenks High School … averaged 17.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game as a senior … was a Sky Empire Conference First Team and All-State Second Team selection.  Enrolled in the Barney School of Business at Hartford. 

"Ross is a very strong, versatile basketball player with a heck of an IQ.  His athleticism and length will allow us to play in various ways which is very important in the Northwest Conference."

 

 

Justin Leathers

6'6" 200  Foothill High, Calif.

Averaged 21.8 points per game and 11.7 rebounds per game as a senior and 18.2 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game as a junior.  Lead Foothill to its first play-off berth four in years.  Was leading scorer and rebounder in league earning him 1st team all-League and 1st team all-county.  Justin was a peer mentor and student tutor at Foothill while participating in various student leadership clubs and groups.

"Justin has a motor that just keeps going.  He is someone you don't have to run plays for because he pursues the ball so aggressively."

 

 

 

Caron "CJ" Rayford Jr.

6'8" 220 Mission Bay High, Calif.

Averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds while playing in one of the toughest leagues in the state featuring two of the top eight teams in the state.  He led Mission Bay to the San Diego Section championship game, while going on to earn 1st team all- Western League honors.  An entrepreneur, CJ operates his own baked goodies company while being on Mission Bay's honor roll each year of high school.

"CJ is a big, strong agile kid.  He is skilled, but loves to throw his big body around.  And, he has a smile that brightens up any room he walks into."