After finishing his career with many honors, Lakeview High School senior Jalen Lampman earned one more when he was named by the Oregon Basketball Coaches Association to the Second Team All-State in 2A.
This is the third year that Jalen has been named to the All-State team and the second time for the 2A level. In his sophomore year he was named to the All-State team for 3A.
Jalen finishes his career with three Player of the Year awards in the Southern Cascade League and four First Team All League as well as part of his many accolades. Along with 2,018 points, placing him in the top-30 of all time scorers in high school boys basketball in Oregon.
Jalen started playing basketball when he watched his father, Randy Lampman, coach the Lakeview High School basketball team when he was a young boy. After that he started to work on his game, his shot, and entered the Elks Hoop Shoot competition, a yearly free throw competition for kids. He won the national competition when he was nine years old.
Ever since he has worked at being the best basketball player that he could be and towards getting onto the high school basketball team. To make himself a better player Jalen went to summer camps and joined traveling teams when he was in middle school.
In high school he started as a freshman and worked to become a leader to a young team. His father became the head coach in his sophomore year.
When he began his high school career he did not set out to break the 2,000 point barrier, that was not his goal. His goal was to get a college scholarship to play basketball at the next level. But after his junior year he and his dad realized that the 2,000 point milestone was within sight and he then decided to go for it, and passed the milestone in the game against La Pine on Monday, Feb. 17.
“I am very happy and proud of Jalen being selected Second team all State. He has worked hard and set high goals for himself and will continue to do so,” said Randy in a statement.
“I am very honored to have been selected Second Team All State. It's a real privilege to be in the same category as the top players in the state. I have worked hard and it has been a goal of mine to be one of the top players in the state and be on the All State teams. I am very humbled and excited and I cannot wait to start my next chapter at OIT,” said Jalen in a statement.
Jalen will attend the Oregon Institute of Technology in the fall where he will play basketball for the Owls.