LBSU Signs Top Oregon PG

    
May 16th, 2007

Long Beach, CA--Long Beach State Head Men’s Basketball Coach Dan Monson announced today that Greg Plater (Guard, 6-2, 170, Salem, OR, McKay HS) signed a National Letter-of-Intent with the 49ers.

“Greg Plater will be a great addition to our team next year,” said Monson. “He had an outstanding senior season and culminated his prep career with a great showing in the Oregon State Tournament. He can play either the point or the two-guard spot. Greg can score the basketball, but he also is an excellent all-around player, as witnessed by his assist and steal numbers last season. He will battle for extended playing time next season as a true freshman.”

Plater was a first team All-Class 6A Team selection this year after leading McKay High School to a 22-7 mark and a sixth place finish at the Oregon 6A State Tournament. Plater averaged 22.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.7 steals per game as a senior, shooting .450 from the field, .760 from the free throw line and .380 from three-point range. Ranked as the No. 1 point guard in Oregon by Northwesthoops.com, Plater was the 2007 Central Valley Conference Player of the Year, first team all-league and the Statesman Journal All-Region Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Plater led the Royal Scots to the state tournament where he averaged 26.0 points per game, including a 37-point outburst against Portland Grant in the 5th place contest. Plater had a high game of 47 points his senior season against Redmond HS and he had 43 points against North Eugene.

This spring Plater played for Oregon in the 14th Annual Northwest Shootout in Portland, an all-star game featuring the top seniors in Oregon and Washington. Although Washington won the game 96-82, Plater led the Oregon squad with 15 points. As a junior, Plater averaged 20.0 points per game, was a first team all-conference performer and honorable mention All-State.

On its run to the Oregon 6A State Tournament, McKay defeated Redmond (37-27), Clackamas (65-53) and McMinnville (65-54). At the tournament they fell to Sheldon in the opening game 60-49, defeated Westview in the consolation bracket 60-51 before falling to Grant (78-72) in the 5th place contest.