In Record-Breaking Year for Cats, Jack Roche passes Damon Stoudamire and joins Payton Pritchard on Oregon All-Time Lists
WILSONVILLE, OR - May 1, 2019 - In a year filled with successes, the Wilsonville Wildcats boys' basketball team not only won, they made some history along the way.
The Wildcats finished 27-2, and the 27 wins were tied for the most in school history with the 2016-2017 team, which went 27-1.
WHS won the Oregon 5A state championship, the fourth is school history and third title in the past four years.
The team won the Northwest Oregon Conference, going undefeated (14-0). It was only the third time any team in NWOC history has gone undefeated in boys basketball, following in the footsteps of the previous two Wildcat teams in 2017 and 2018.
Wilsonville led all 5A teams in scoring at 72.0 points per game, an all-time WHS scoring record.
And, of course, Wilsonville became the first boys basketball program in state history in any classification to make it to five straight state championship games.
Individually, Wilsonville players also made some noise.
Senior guard Jack Roche broke the all-time Oregon single season assists record with 277, averaging a remarkable 9.6 assists per game during his senior campaign. Roche broke the single season assists record previously held by former NBA player Damon Stoudamire by a whopping 43 assists, or by nearly 1.5 assists per game.
Roche also moved up to #2 all-time on the career assists list with 605, trailing only former West Linn standout Payton Pritchard among Oregon's all-time leaders.
Roche joined Pritchard in becoming the only two players in Oregon history to accumulate at least 1,100 points and 600 assists.
Roche finished #6 all-time in Wildcat Basketball history in career scoring (1,132 points), #1 in career assists (605), #4 in career steals (174), #4 in career field goals made (431), #2 in career 3-point field goals made (164), #4 in career OER (1.75), #1 in Stars (963), and #1 in rings (3).
All told, Roche's name appears 76 times int the Wildcat Basketball record book.
Junior Dakota Reber, co-5A Oregon Player of the Year with Roche, also cracked the Wildcat Basketball record book. Reber is currently #2 all-time in field goal percentage (.597) and #2 in all-time 3-point field goal percentage (.436). The sharp-shooting big wing also had the second-best ever single season 3-point field goal percentage (.484) this past season.
Senior Zachary Rivers became the all-time leader in Wildcat Basketball history in Offensive Efficiency Rating with a whopping career OER of 1.84.
Two more juniors, Keegan Shivers and Gabe Reichle, are presently #4 and 9, respectively, on the Wildcat Basketball all-time field goal percentage list.