Posted On: 12/8/17 12:16 AM
The Edmond Open began play on Thursday at Edmond North and Prep Hoops was on hand to take in the action. We kicked off the first round with 4 great games and some amazing performances, both team and individually. Stay with Prep Hoops as we breakdown coverage from the Edmond Open all weekend long.
The first game of the day was a match up between the host #13 Edmond North and #4 Lawton Ike. The Eagles ended up defeating Edmond North 66-37 in the most lopsided game of the day. Here are 5 takeaways from the game.
1: Kinyon Parker is a marksman
Parker (6’2 2019 Guard) only hit 1 3-pointer on his way to 13 points (leading both teams,) but the other jumpers he hit were long 2’s and they looked good. He showed an ability to pull up in transition that you don’t see in many high school players. Parker was key in this Ike win as he was one of the most consistent players on the court.
2: Is Kevin Farmer the best glue guy in the state?
Farmer (6’4 2019 Forward) isn’t the most well known prospect in Oklahoma by any means. He won’t win you over with flashy plays or above the rim finishes, but what he will do is always be there when you need him. Farmer was everywhere on the court on his way to 12 points. He displayed a nice jumper as well as rebounding very well in traffic. Farmer took a charge and could be found diving on the ground for loose balls. If he can keep this going he should have no problem finding a place to play at the next level.
3: RJ Fisher is not only a QB on the football field
Fisher (6’2 2018 PG) has displayed his passing and commanding personality on the football field, but now he is bringing it to the hardwood. The Ike guard is crucial in making this team go. Fisher is a very high IQ point guard who is always looking for his teammates on the court. Don’t let that distract you from the fact that he can’t score, because he can definitely score. Fisher finished with 11 points on the day while dishing out several assists.
4: Antonio Gordon continues to build off a HUGE summer
Gordon (6’8 2019 Forward) burst onto the scene this past summer turning himself into one of the best stretch bigs in the state. The junior forward has odd shooting mechanics, but has a feathery touch you don’t normally find in bigger players. Gordon also boasts one of the biggest wingspans in the stay which help him to absolutely destroy opponents shots around the rim. If Gordon can keep developing into his body there might be big things in his future even he didn’t think were possible.
5: Lawton Ike turned up the defense
The Eagles showed that they have a defense that could take them deep into the state tournament. Lawton Ike held Edmond North to 15 second half points and 4(!!!) points in the 4th quarter. If the Eagles can keep playing this kind of defense then they could be a scary team come February/March.