Why mess up a good thing?
Auburn Mountainview’s Ryan Lacey and Tristan Miguel have played together since they were in the third grade, coach Thomas Ostrander said, and Thursday Lacey verbally committed to play at Western Oregon University next year, where Miguel has already signed his letter of intent.
Both Lacey and Miguel were first-team 3A South Puget Sound League selections last season.
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Lacey averaged 18 points with six rebounds and four assists per game last year and Miguel averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.
“Now they get to keep that going, which is awesome for them,” Ostrander said. ““I’m excited for them. They both have worked extremely hard. Definitely earned, that’s for sure.”
Lacey scored a season-high 30 points in a season-opening win over Mount Tahoma and scored 29 in a win Tuesday night over Bonney Lake. Auburn Mountainview is off to a 5-0 start after winning the 3A SPSL title last year.
Western Oregon is a Division II university in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.