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Posted On: 10/27/17 3:59 PM
The Oklahoma landscape in Class 4A is a little different this season with teams moving up and down. One thing that hasn’t changed is the top team entering the season. Kingfisher found a way to get better this offseason adding two freshmen standouts to pair with the duo of Jett Sternberger and Trey Green. Get the 4A favorites and a darkhorse selection below.
The Yellowjackets are led by their 2019 duo of Sternberger and Green. But it is the freshmen combination of Matthew Stone and Bijan Cortes that have Kingfisher as the overwhelming favorite entering the season. Kingfisher will have in essence a “Super Team” look in Class 4A. Sternberger thrives with the ball in his hands at the Point Guard spot with great range on his shot from distance. Green is more of a slasher at the two guard spot, but can certainly fill it up from three-point land as well. Cortes will help Sternberger with handling the basketball. Stone is versatile at 6’3 he looks to be a help to Green on the Wing. Kingfisher will be tough to beat.
The Chargers also picked up a big freshman standout of their own with the top player in the 2021 Class Trey Alexander choosing to attend Heritage Hall. Although Heritage Hall lost several key players to graduation, they return ready to make another run at the Class 4A gold ball. 5’7 Point Guard Jon Matthews will lead the Chargers with his quickness and ability to make those around him better. It may take the Chargers a little to adjust to the new players however by the end of the season they will be in the thick of things.
Fort Gipson is similar to Heritage Hall in a lot of ways losing some key seniors off of last years team. They do have one of the best players in the class-leading their charge in Carson Calavan. He is a dynamic Point Guard who can score at all three levels, makes others around him better and shows great leadership on the floor. Fort Gibson will have some underclassmen that could break out this season as well. Fort Gibson will be an exciting team to watch.
The Trojans rise to Class 4A this season. To not include Douglass on a favorites list no matter what Class they are in would be negligent. The Trojans lost a few key starters Coryon Mason (NSU) most notably but as always have players coming up the ranks to replace them. Don’t be surprised when Douglass is back in the state title tilt.
The darkhorse pick has a genuine opportunity to win a state championship. RJ Wakley and Caleb Calhoon are multi-sport stars in Class 4A. The thing that separates Victory Christian from other teams is senior leadership built with players who consistently make winning plays.
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