Here is a look at some of the Northwest Premier Invitational alumni and how they are doing today. Several alumni have been nominated for the McDonald’s All American game.
Daniel Gomis, Oregon State University – Gomis played in the inaugural NPI in 2010 for CSI Elite before attending Oak Hill Academy in Virginia and then starting his college career at Oregon State. The Beavers were not expected to do much this year under new head coach Wayne Tinkle, picked to finish last in the Pac-12. But the invigorated OSU team is now undefeated at home (10-0) with recent wins against Arizona and Arizona State. Gomis is a big part of that. Click here to read about his recent performance against Arizona State.
Gomis is not the only Oregon State player to compete in the NPI. Wayne Tinkle’s son, Tres, competed in the NPI this past year (2014). Tres, a senior at Hellgate High School in Missoula, MT competed with the Anthony Davis Select team that finished second at the tournament. Tres signed at Oregon State this past November and is currently ranked #1 in the class of 2015 by Transition Hoops Report. He was recently selected as a McDonald’s All American Nominee.
Tres’s teammates with Anthony Davis Select include Stefan Gonzalez and Jared Samuelson, both seniors. Gonzalez plays at Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho where he recently became the school’s all time leading scorer. He signed this past November to play in the West Coast Conference for St. Mary’s.
Samuelson is at Billings-West High School in Billings, Montana. He has signed to play for the University of Montana next season. Both Gonzalez and Samuelson are 2015 McDonald’s All American Nominees.
In last year’s championship game, Anthony Davis Select lost to a loaded and well coached Utah Basketball Club. The team featured Jake Lindsey (signed at Baylor), Noah Togiai (signed at University of Utah), Jarriesse Blackmon (signed at UC-Santa Barbara) and Brayden Holker (signed at Southern Utah University). Lindsey, Togiai and Blackmon are all 2015 McDonald’s All American Nominees
Absent from the normal Utah Basketball Club roster due to a knee injury was Malek Harwell. Harwell, who plays at Century High School in Pocatello, Idaho, had competed in the NPI the previous year and signed to play with Boise State University. He was also selected as a 2015 McDonald’s All American Nominee.
UBC isn’t the only Utah club producing talented players. Cache Valley Elite’s Tyler Brimhall has also signed to play at the University of Idaho. Brimhall is a senior at Logan High School in Logan, Utah and is currently averaging 18.1 ppg and 5.1 rpg. Brimhall and CVE have competed in the NPI for several years.
Brett Bailey, University of San Diego – Bailey is a sophomore at the Southern California school in the West Coast Conference. As a freshman he played in all 30 games for the Toros and he has played in 17 of their 18 games this year. The University High School grad (from Spokane, Washington) played in the second NPI in 2012.
To see all of the NPI alumni that have participated, click here to see the NPI Alumni Page.