Five 2019 Oklahoma prospects on the rise


Posted On: 06/5/17 12:13 PM

The 2019 Oklahoma Class is still filling out with some uncertainties. Prep Hoops Oklahoma breaks down some of the top players in the 2019 Class at the Division I and Division II projection level.

Kobe Burgess Team Griffin/Ada Combo Guard

Kobe Burgess

Burgess is a 6′ Point Guard that excels at both ends of the floor. This spring Burgess continues to hold onto his #1 spot in the 2019 Oklahoma Class with some fantastic outings. It is honestly surprising Burgess does not hold a Division I offer at this point. He projects to the Mid Major to High Major level at this point. For where he is at right now in his development he is around the Mid Major plus level. However, with the development over the next two years he could garner High Major offers. Burgess is a slasher to the hoop that can also drive to the hoop effectively. Over his high school career Burgess has gradually improved his three-point shooting. This spring Burgess took his biggest jump. The biggest thing that sticks out about his game is his attention and focus on the defensive end.

Seth Hurd Oklahoma Run PWP/Booker T. Washington Forward 

Seth Hurd-

Hurd is a rising 2019 Oklahoma prospect at the Forward spot. He stands at 6’6 with multiple Division I offers on the table. He really ran the floor extremely well this spring filling his role very well for Oklahoma Run PWP. Hurd dominated the boards using his quickness and length to his advantage. He projects to the Low to Mid Major Division I level. Hurd has improved his mid-range jumper, which is the thing that will take his offensive game to the next level. Hurd will be one to watch over the next couple of years.

Shemar Smith Oklahoma Power/Norman North Forward 

Oklahoma Power 16U Elite-Shemar Smith

The more I watch Smith the more impressed I am each time. He is a constant competitor. In a day and age when players don’t want to play in the Post, rebound and defend Smith seems to love that role. Over this spring Smith is doing a great job of using his quickness, 6’5 frame and athleticism to take control of the paint. He has been great on the offensive boards getting a ton of put backs. Smith has started to be a ton better at hitting his mid-range jumper. The best area of Smith’s offensive game is when is running the floor in transition. Smith is a shot blocker on defense that is learning this spring how to be a big time presence in the paint. The projection for Smith is tough to tell this early, but it looks like he is trending towards Low Division I to High Division II level.

Andrew Crow Tulsa Hawks/Rejoice Christian Point Guard 

Tulsa Hawks-Andrew Crow

Crow is a true Point Guard with some qualities that many coaches are longing for in a college Point Guard. He does a great job of controlling the pace, running the offensive and not turning the ball over. Not turning the ball over can not be overstated with Crow, he is excellent at limiting turnovers. Crow is pretty quick, which allows him to drive and either get to the rim and finish or kick to an open teammate. Crow can hit the outside shot enough to make his opponents respect it. He uses his quick feet to help him defend as well. Crow projects to the Division II level with his skill set. Look for a big summer and fall for him at Rejoice Christian.

Garrett Rouse Oklahoma Impact/Tuttle Wing 

Garrett Rouse

The spring Rouse is having is terrific with Oklahoma Impact. He is taking on a large chunk of the scoring role and thriving. Rouse has a solid handle with a smooth jumper. Rouse does a lot of things well on the court. He uses a variety of offensive moves to get him open to get his jump shot off. Rouse projects to the Division II level with his scoring talents. He is a microwave on the Wing that can heat up in a hurry. The biggest growth seen from Rouse this spring has been his ability to take over games as the go to guy for Oklahoma Impact.

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