Posted On: 03/17/18 4:41 PM
The 2018 Class is on their way to graduation in Oklahoma with the high school basketball season behind us. We look forward to the players who will be the stars to watch in the 2018-2019 high school season. This list focuses on prospects from the classes of 2020 and 2021. Most of the prospects you have probably heard of, but you may not know just how good they are yet.
Trey Alexander 2021 Heritage Hall Wing
Alexander has the highest potential of any Oklahoma prospect at the college level. The 6’4 smooth Wing can score at all three levels efficiently. Alexander had a lot of hype coming into his freshman season, which he lived up to and more. In the Class 4A State Championship Game Alexander willed his team to the victory with clutch baskets down the stretch. Alexander already holds an offer from Oklahoma State expect that list to grow this summer on the grassroots circuit. Alexander will be playing with AET Elite this spring and summer.
Bryce Thompson 2020 Booker T. Washington Wing
After a good freshman year, Thompson took the next step in his game this year with the Hornets. He is one of the top three-point snipers in the state without a doubt. Considering he will be entering just his junior season Thompson has an impressive list of accomplishments topped by a great list of NCAA Division I scholarships. Returning next year Thompson will look to complete the one thing he has not been able to do yet, win a Gold Ball. Thompson needs to work on his handle to become a complete offensive talent. This summer on the grassroots circuit Thompson will have a lot of opportunity for improvement and to earn more scholarships. The future of Thompson is bright.
Trey Phipps 2020 Booker T. Washington Combo Guard
Phipps is one of the most electrifying players in the state of Oklahoma. The Warriors brand of basketball firing three-pointers and draining them left and right fits a lot of what Phipps can do on the court. He is a crafty Combo Guard that can heat up at a moments notice. I think after watching him this year I can say he is my favorite player to watch in Oklahoma because of the passion and electric play he brings to the court. Phipps holds an offer from NCAA Division I program Oral Roberts. I think Phipps will have a great chance have a breakout summer with several more offers running with Oklahoma Run PWP on the grassroots circuit this summer.
Rondel Walker 2020 Putnam City West Combo Guard
Walker has flown under the radar to many throughout his first two seasons at Putnam City West. The style of play Walker brings to the floor isn’t always flashy, but it is super productive. He is a good defender, floor general, and a clear team first guy. There are nights where the stat sheet does not reflect the many impacts Walker brought to the game. Walker holds an offer from Oklahoma State. This summer he will be shining with MOKAN under the bright spotlight of the Nike Circuit. Walker will return to Putnam City West with more offers on the table in the fall and some added tricks to his bag. I expect Walker to silence a lot of doubters in his junior high school season.
Nate Goodlow 2020 Del City Combo Guard
This is a huge summer for Nate Goodlow to take the next step in his game. He will be playing with Team Griffin on the Nike Circuit taking his summer ball to another level. Goodlow had a good season for Del City becoming a force defensively and adding in a nice three-point shot to his game offensively. The biggest thing for Goodlow to continue to work on his ball handling to help him to create his own shot and for others. Goodlow will be one of the key clear leaders for Del City in the 2018-2019 season.
Traejon Davis 2020 HFC Warriors Wing
Davis is probably the biggest unknown prospect on this list to the casual basketball fan. Due to the fact, Davis does not play OSSAA basketball most do not get a chance to watch him. The best way to describe the game of Davis for those who have not seen him play is a long, strong 6’5 Wing with athleticism and killer instinct. Davis will have the opportunity to show the grassroots circuit what he can do running with Team Griffin on the Nike Circuit this summer.
Dayten Holman 2020 Norman Point Guard
Holman had a good year for Norman showing some production on the court. The potential of Dayten is through the roof with his 6’5 size and length at Point Guard. The vision of Holman and ability to the basketball in tight windows is what makes him so effective on offense. This year at Norman Holman improved his jumper immensely taking his game to another level. Last summer Holman scored the ball by getting to the rim and rarely shot a jump shot. The addition of a solid jumper will benefit Holman a ton making defenders respect his game. This summer Holman is set to run with MOKAN Elite. Next year Holman will be the clear go-to option for Norman.
Jaxson Robinson 2021 Ada Wing
Robinson finished his freshmen season strong at Ada scoring the ball effectively. He has a ton of unlocked potential with his long, lanky build at 6’5. On the Wing, Robinson thrives finding ways to get open to shoot the ball. This summer Robinson will put his skills to the test on the Nike Circuit, which will make him an improved player heading into his sophomore season. Iron sharpens iron. Robison does not hold any NCAA Division I offers yet, but expect that to change by the fall with a good summer.
Matthew Stone 2021 Kingfisher Wing
Stone had a good opening season to his high school career at Kingfisher. He started on a very good Kingfisher squad giving him valuable experience. This summer Stone will get the opportunity to continue to improve playing with Oklahoma Run PWP. By this time next year, Stone could go from being labeled a starter to one of the top scorers in his class. The potential for him to be a good scorer is there and it is an added bonus that he is 6’3.
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