Bridgton’s Salton Commits to Marist
Bridgton Academy forward Trace Salton announced his commitment to Marist College on Tuesday shortly after wrapping up an official visit to the MAAC school.
Salton graduated from Lake Oswego High School in Oregon last year where he played for head coach Marshall Cho, a coach in the USA Basketball system. Salton earned All-Conference honors as a junior but his senior season was delayed until the spring because of covid, thus preventing him from playing another year on the grassroots circuit.
He arrived at Bridgton without a D1 offer to his name but quickly established himself as a key player for a Wolverines program that played its way into a top ten national ranking before the holiday break.
Salton's strong play continued through the rest of the season as he consistently both scored and rebounded the ball in high volume, while also showing off the versatility that is coveted at the college level.
"People ask me in the Covid and transfer portal era, 'can a young man without a D1 scholarship get one in a prep year?' Sure he can, with talent, toughness, tools, and team mentality. Oh yeah, and he really knows how to play too," said Bridgton Academy head coach Whit Lesure.