CENTRAL POINT, Ore--- The Oregonian/OregonLive has named Crater standout Nathan Bittle as the 2020 5A Player of the Year.
The 6-foot-11 junior had a dominant season which also led to a Maxpreps Oregon State Player of the Year award.
Bittle averaged over 25 points, 11 rebounds, 4.5 blocks, and 2.5 assists over 26 games in the 2019-2020 season.
Bittle was even more impressive when the opponents got tougher. Against Top 8, 5A teams and Top 4, 6A teams, Bittle averaged 28.5 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 5 blocks per game.
The Crater star's last two possible games were cut short when the OSAA canceled the state tournament due to fears over the coronavirus.
Next season, Bittle will return for his final year. However, he will be without co-star Kruger Edwards. Edwards was an all-State second team selection.