By Ray Hamill — College of the Redwoods men’s basketball head coach Ryan Bisio is excited about two new additions to the team announced this week.
Twins Treyson and Tyson Neff from North Medford have committed to play for the Corsairs next year, and Bisio had to battle to secure the talented brothers, who are expected to play a pivotal role for the team.
“I’m continuously jaw-dropped by how many people know who these dudes are,” Bisio said when he announced the news on social media. “They’ve left a historic mark on Southern Oregon basketball, and their recruitment was as competitive as any we’ve experienced in our time here at CR.
“On day one these guys raise our program’s floor academically and athletically.”
The Neffs are the latest twins to join the Corsairs, following in the footsteps of Bradley and Donald Willis, who were instrumental in leading the program to back-to-back conference championships the past two years.
Treyson, according to the CR coaches, is “a natural and predatory scorer with straight-outta-bed deep range. A true competitor with old-school focus, and someone who constantly applies lethal pressure on both sides of the ball.”
Tyson, meanwhile, is “a tough, scrappy, and skilled guard with pronounced versatility. Converted to play point guard as a senior, his unselfishness and willingness to address his team’s needs is inspiring. Defensively, his ability to put heat on the rock AND not give up the drive is proven. A lethal 3-point shooter with great shot selection, and a knack for feeling and delivering whatever his team needs at any given moment.”
The CR coaches also paid tribute to the twins’ parents “Sarah and Rob, for raising such bright, respectful, and committed kids,” as well as their high school coach Scott Plankenhorn for “his sizable contribution to the boys’ development.”
The news of their recruitment comes just days after Big 5 MVP Kai Purcell of Arcata signed his letter of commitment to play for the team.