Posted On: 03/23/18 3:54 PM
Most years Oklahoma does not have a recruiting class with a lot of size. 2019 is the odd year where Oklahoma is loaded with Post players throughout the class. There could be 6+ Post players end up at the NCAA Divison I level. Prep Hoops Oklahoma takes a look at the top five Post players in 2019.
1. Jacob Germany Kingston/Team Griffin Post (Pictured Above)
Germany is holding onto the top spot by a slim margin. It is 1A and 1B with Kalib Boone and Germany. The upside for Germany is a little higher with his ability to shoot the ball efficiently. For Germany to remain at the top he must get tougher. The argument of Boone vs Germany comes down to what type of big the college wants to take. Germany is the more skilled big; Boone is long and super athletic. The recruitment of Germany should take off this spring. Germany could play the 4 or 5 depending on the system. The best offer on the table for Germany is TCU at this time.
2. Kalib Boone Tulsa Memorial/OK Run PWP Post
Boone is a very active big man with a long wingspan at 6’9. He had a great junior season going from a timid young sophomore to an aggressive dominant junior. He is at his best attacking the boards on both ends of the floor. Most of his baskets are scored off of dunks or layups. There were times this year where Boone would show off a sweet mid-range jumper. If he could continue to develop his jumper this summer the sky is the limit. Boone is probably going to be a 5 at the next level. Boone should blow up this summer on a very talented Oklahoma Run PWP team. The best offer for Boone is Oklahoma State.
3. Antonio Gordon Lawton Ike/Oklahoma Wolfpack
Gordon was named the Oklahoma Most Improved Player in Oklahoma this week. The rise of Gordon is quite impressive. I encourage you to read the article on Gordon: Gordon Named MIP At 6’9 Gordon is a very long skilled big. He has an awkward release on his shot, but once you get over that you start to see an impressive four-man. Gordon scores the ball the best from all three levels than any big on this list. He is solid defensively but could improve. Gordon is a monster on the boards. He is not far off the top two talent wise however due to his huge improvement over a short period of time he is not very well known by NCAA Division I colleges. I expect a monster showing this summer from Gordon.
4. Shemar Smith Norman North/ Team Griffin
Smith is a superb athlete that plays the four for Norman North and Team Griffin. He is starting to become a household name with his fantastic junior year at Norman North. The biggest thing holding Smith back from being higher on the list is his height at 6’6. However, he silenced doubters with his stellar performance scoring the ball well from inside and mid-range. Smith is also great on the boards. He does not have an NCAA Division I offer yet, but they are coming if Smith can deliver a good summer.
5. Seth Hurd Booker T. Washington/OK Run PWP
Hurd was a rebounding machine for Booker T. Washington this year. He did not get a ton of opportunities to score at times throughout the year, but when given opportunities he was super efficient. During the second half of the season, Booker T. Washington had great success going inside to Hurd. He has never been the number 1 or 2 option on his team like the other four on this list have been. I am really interested to see what Hurd does on the UAA 17U Circuit with Oklahoma Run PWP. If he can bring the level of play he brought late in the high school season Hurd could skyrocket up recruiting charts. The biggest thing holding Hurd back is his height.
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