DeMonte Malloy shines at all-star showcase series
WILSONVILLE — Last season, DeMonte Malloy was a little known player out of City Christian High School in Portland. But after transferring to David Douglas for his senior year, Malloy established himself as one of the premier players in the area.
Malloy averaged 17 points and 8.2 rebounds per game and was a first-team, all-Mount Hood Conference Selection as he led the Scots to a 16-9 record and a second place finish in the MHC. While Malloy was new to the 6A level, his play didn't go unnoticed.
Malloy was selected to participate in the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association (OACA) all-star Series last weekend for the Metro team, which featured some of the best players that the state has to offer — including 6A Player of the Year Elijah Gonzales from Clackamas.
"It feels great to be here. I am not used to getting all this attention and having people recognize me," Malloy said. "Coming to David Douglas provided a great opportunity for me. It gave me the chance to showcase my talent at a high level and it helped my confidence go up."
The Metro side defeated State 130-109 in a game at Sheldon High School on Friday night. Metro would defeat State once again 132-122 at Wilsonville High School on Saturday night.
Malloy scored nine points in the second game on 3-for-6 shooting and he just missed on a tomahawk jam that caused quite a stir in the stands.
Look for expanded coverage in our Tuesday, June 20, print edition.
View photos from the 4A and 6A all-star games at daveball.exposuremanager.com.