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Posted On: 03/2/18 5:19 PM
The Class A State Tournament features the final 8 teams battling for the Gold Ball. Prep Hoops has been on hand scouting the tournament. This report is the top Glue Guys in Class A. The players in this article are the guys that keep their team together. Everything from diving on the floor, hustling for rebounds and doing the dirty work. The stats don’t jump off the page, however, the Glue Guys are the key to their teams coming out with the W.
Cason McLemore 2019 Cyril Point Guard
McLemore handles the ball a lot in the Cyril offense creating openings for his teammates. When the ball was loose McLemore was fantastic at snagging it whether it was a rebound or steal opportunity. The numerous bonus possessions McLemore was able to help Cyril get were very key in their win.
Keegan Bohanan 2018 Rattan Point Guard
He is an undersized Point Guard that came up with huge plays on the defensive end. Bohanan played with great intensity on defense making his opponent work for everything. Offensively, he gives Rattan a good ball handler and scored several big baskets driving to the paint. Late in the contest Bohanan got hot from three-point range. He was the clear leader of Rattan with his emotion and fire on the court.
Kaleb Carpenter 2019 Glencoe Wing
Glencoe uses him as a sharpshooter from the outside. When the ball was up for grabs Carpenter was great at doing everything he could to snatch it. Carpenter was very clutch from three-point range. He could turn into the 2nd or 3rd scoring option for Glencoe next year.
Luke Lewis 2018 Fort Cobb-Broxton Forward
Lewis is a great hustle guy does a little bit of everything for Fort Cobb. When Fort Cobb-Broxton needed it the most he was huge on defense. Rebounding is where Lewis shows up the most in the stat sheet. One area Lewis is the man for Fort Cobb-Broxton that does not show up on the stat sheet is toughness. He brings the boom.
Dylan Wilson 2018 Frontier Guard
Wilson is a tough physical Guard that primarily plays off the ball for Frontier. The biggest thing he brings to the table is tough defense. He can handle it and scored it when he has opportunities. Wilson showed a lot of heart.
Trevor Norman 2018 Frontier Forward
Norman made a lot of tough gritty plays in the paint, especially late. When Southwest Covenant was making a run late in the game, Norman stepped up knocking down several clutch free-throws.
Kelly Young 2018 Southwest Covenant Guard
Young won’t stand out physically when he steps on the court he is small and undersized but he plays with tons of heart. Southwest Covenant played the entire game from behind after trailing by double digits early. They managed to get back in the game with three-point shooting and tough gritty plays. Young played a huge part in the Southwest Covenant comeback that ended just short.
Most of the players on this list will not get much recognition however they have each played a great part in their team’s success in getting to the state tournament.
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