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Posted On: 06/10/17 1:05 PM
Prep Hoops has scouted the landscape attending multiple local and national events across the country to scout the Oklahoma 2020 Class. The 2020 prospect rankings will be released later on in June, but we thought we would give you a preview of what the top five would be.
Bryce Thompson leads the class by head and shoulders with his skill set at 6’4 on the Wing. He has turned into an elite scorer in the 16U UAA Circuit. The biggest thing to point to that will separate Thompson for many years to come is no moment is to big for him. Thompson shoots the three very well, can be a catch and shoot guy and he is working on becoming a good shooter off the bounce. The best way to describe Thompson is simply, a really good scorer. For what Thompson did at the 16U level on a national circuit there is not much to question at this time. The biggest thing for Thompson to improve upon is his ball handling and defense.
Rondel Walker had an incredible spring, but for those who have watched him over the span of his young high school career it is no surprise at all. Walker had a great first year at Putnam City West coming into a key role by the end of the year. At the state tournament Walker shined with a stellar scoring performance. Walker is a combo guard that can handle it and get to the rim with his speed or use a smooth pull up jumper to score. On the defensive end Walker is a pesky defender who seems to get a couple of steals each game out. The biggest thing for Walker to improve is continue to work on his jump shot offensively and defensively improving to take that next step towards being considered an elite defender.
Dayten Holman has a chance to be a good Guard out of Norman. He is long and lanky at 6’5 running the Point Guard spot. It will be interesting to see if Holman stays at the Point or if in high school or grassroots he gets moved around. Without question, Holman is best at the Point Guard spot because his skill set thrives when he can create off the dribble for his teammates. He does a great job of getting to the rim as well and finishing through traffic. One thing Holman does that will stick out quickly is rebound the ball very well, which translates to him thriving in transition. He averaged a near triple-double for the spring. Holman must improve his jumper to really be a force on the national scene.
Jameson Richardson burst onto the Under Armour Circuit this spring at the 16U level. He showed some good signs with his shooting touch from the Wing. Richardson is a true stretch four who is still learning the game. It didn’t take long to see why both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State have had Richardson on campus already. He does not do one thing great, but a lot of things well at this time. Richardson is a player with a ton of upside at 6’7 with shot blocking ability, good shooting touch and the ability to score around the rim. The biggest thing for Richardson to improve is his consistency. It should be noted Richardson was playing up a grade level on the national UA Circuit.
Traejon Davis has had a busy spring with Gym Time Hoops. He spend the early part of the spring playing up a level on the 16U squad on the Adidas UpRising Silver Circuit. Davis is intriguing, but has been hard to scout in the high school season because of the watered down competition in home school. This spring Davis showed some positive signs scoring the ball well by getting to the basket. Davis transitioned to playing on the 17U level with Gym Time Hoops in the last tournament. He will be one to watch his development over his high school career. Davis must improve his shot and on defense.
Look for a complete list of rankings later on this summer for the Oklahoma 2020 Class.
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