Posted On: 03/5/18 12:56 PM
The Class A State Tournament featured another Gold Ball for Fort Cobb-Broxton. The road to the state champion in Class A showcased some quality shooters that could fill it up from three-point and mid-range.
Kellen Hines 2019 Fort Cobb-Broxton Guard
Hines is the best shooter in Class A with his quick shooting stroke that you expect to go in each time it leaves his hand. What separates Hines from a lot of shooters is his ability to create with the ball in his hands and pull up at a moments notice. For the third time in his high school career, Hines led Fort Cobb-Broxton to another championship with his sniper skills.
Kaleb Turner 2018 Seiling Guard
The great form on the shot of Turner instantly sticks out when scouting his game. He finds his groove by moving without the ball to find openings in the defense. What helps him shoot the basketball well is his quick release and form. Turner could help a small college at the NAIA Division II to NCAA Division III level.
Toche Taylor 2018 Rattan Guard
Taylor was a huge find this weekend playing for Rattan. Small colleges Taylor is worth the look with his shooting stroke from deep. He brought it each game dealing with teams throwing every defense they had at him yet he was still able to score. Taylor could help a small college team with the right fit.
Cale Lazenby 2019 Glencoe Guard
Glencoe produces players with the last name Lazenby that can shoot the basketball lights out. Lazenby is sharpshooting 6’2 Wing that thrives off of finding his rhythm. Once he found his jumper he was on fire the rest of the night.
Nolan Childs 2018 Frontier Forward
Childs is the lone Forward that made the Best Shooters in Class A list. Honestly, of everyone on this list, he was the one who stood out and surprised me the most because of his excellent shooting stroke. Without a doubt, Childs is a small college basketball player if he chooses to pursue his options. What makes him a scholarship small college guy is his size at 6’3 and how he finds ways to score. I think over time he could transition to a Wing at the 3 with a year of hard work. The biggest thing holding him back at this moment is his inability to handle the basketball against good defenders.
Will Haas 2020 Southwest Covenant Point Guard
Haas is the youngest player to be featured in this article. Although his team played just the opening round game at state his performance stuck with me the most this weekend. Frontier was clearly the more talented team yet Southwest Covenant behind Haas hung around. Haas could not find his shot in the first half however in the second half he put on a shooting clinic. The mentality he plays with is that the next shot is always going to go in. The kid has an IT factor about him. Haas will be a fun player to follow over the next two years.
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