Eric Reveno and the Portland Pilots have been very active in recruiting recently, as they have landed two basketball commitments in the past two days.
2014 wing Alec Monson (Olympus high school, Salt Lake City, Utah) and 2014 wing Max Livingston (Clark College, Vancouver, Wash.) have both pledged to the Pilots in the last few days. The two players are the fifth and sixth additions to the 2014-2015 Pilots team.
Monson, who was named 4A all-state first team player in the state of Utah, could be a steal for the Pilots. The Utah native reportedly scored 21.8 points per game and grabbed 8.3 rebounds per game his senior year. According to our Portland Pilots staff writer David Thompson, Monson will likely serve an LDS mission out of high school, allowing him to join the Pilots in 2016-2017.
Livingston is a local player who put up solid shooting numbers at the junior college level. The 6-foot-5 wing played his high school ball at Lake Oswego high school, playing with the likes of Calvin Hermanson (Saint Mary’s), Connor Griffin (Gonzaga) and Jazz Johnson (Portland commit).
After high school, Livingston played two years at Clark College, which is just outside of the Portland metropolitan area in Vancouver, Wash. While playing in 15 games for the Penguins – yes, that really is their nickname – Clark shot 47.8 percent from beyond the arc. His 11.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game aren’t too shabby either.
Alex Kirk, who is the head coach of the Clark College men’s basketball team, used to be the Director of Basketball Operations at the University of Portland. That connection certainly helped Livingston land at Portland. He is expected to walk-on next season, according to Thompson.
These two additions puts Portland at max capacity scholarship wise. Coach Reveno and his staff will now most likely completely focus on the future classes from here on out.