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Posted On: 10/30/17 12:48 PM
The state features a very intriguing 2020 Class with talented players at all positions. Prep Hoops has scouted the 2020 Oklahoma Class heavily. The five players below may be names you already know however most of the names are relatively new to most. These five guys are poised to take that next step.
Trey Phipps Booker T. Washington Combo Guard
Phipps is a sniper from the three-point line and beyond. The quick, long-range jumper of Phipps immediately catches your eye. The Warriors have helped transform basketball to put a significant emphasis on the three-point shot making players like Phipps very valuable. Phipps already holds a couple of NCAA Division I offers (Tulsa and ORU) looks for more schools to show interest as he takes the next step. The most significant thing people are watching for is to see Phipps improve his ball-handling skills, court vision, drive to the hoop and add those to his already lethal jumper. Everyone knows Phipps can shoot the rock extremely well. The question now is can he make others around him better? I think he will take that next step this season.
Darrius Phillips Roland Wing
Phillips is an intriguing young Wing right on the border of Oklahoma and Arkansas at Roland. Traditionally, Roland has always been a good basketball school that produces talent. Phillips is next in line for the Rangers at 6’3 with the versatility to play on the Wing or at the four. He projects to college as a Wing, which leads to why I see him taking the next step this year. Phillips improved a ton with Oklahoma Run PWP this summer look for the next notch up. The most significant thing Phillips must improve his jumper from mid and long-range. Roland will look to Phillips to be one of their main scorers this season.
Christian Cook Midwest City Wing
Cook is a player who not many know unless you watched Midwest City a lot last year. For the most part, Cook came off the bench and played around 10 minutes a game giving the Bombers a little bit of everything from the two guard spot. The loss of Keyshawn Embery to prep school puts Cook likely in a starting spot with a prominent role for the Bombers. The minutes will give Cook a chance to show off what he did this summer, how well he can shoot the basketball at a high level. The next step is for Cook to become a consistent player on the floor proving he can be counted on every night for the Bombers.
Kavon Key Tulsa Memorial Wing
Key had one of the best summers of any Oklahoma 2020 Class players with BTR. He is a physical, energetic, big bodied, tough Wing that brings his hard hat to work every game. Key does the small things that not many want to do nowadays. On defense, Key is a pest harassing opponents with his ability to stay in front and use his athleticism and size to block and adjust shots. Key gets his offensive game going attacking the rim. The next step for Key is to take his offensive game to another level adding a consistent jumper. What makes me high on Key is how hard he plays and works on the court. He is a great competitor, and that will serve him well at Tulsa Memorial.
Nate Goodlow Del City Wing
Goodlow had a phenomenal summer for Oklahoma Power playing up an age. Del City will get a player this season who grew up a lot this offseason. Watching Goodlow through the entire summer, he has grown from a player with lots of potential to a player who is showing active production with significant upside. He can score the ball at all three levels and is one of the best defenders in the Oklahoma 2020 Class. This year Goodlow will have the opportunity to step up and be a very crucial part of Del City’s squad.
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