Posted On: 10/3/18 2:29 PM
Here are four takeaways from things that caught our eyes at the Oklahoma Top 250 in Oklahoma City on Sunday:
1.) Landry Harris is primed for a breakout year.
Landry Harris (2021 Edmond North PG) has had nothing short of a breakthrough summer. Harris, who spent his sophomore summer with Oklahoma Power, put the cherry on top of his 2018 summer last weekend at the Top 250 camp in Oklahoma City. Harris’s game has evolved as he has improved as a shooter and as a ball-handler. He has settled into his game more and can now create his own scoring off the dribble.
2.) Jordan Thompson makes everybody around him better.
Jordan Thompson (2020 Southmoore PG) has boosted his stock as he has become one of the best shooters in the 2020 Oklahoma class. Thompson’s vision and pace make him so difficult to guard – and makes everybody around him difficult to guard as well. Thompson is such a deadly scorer that you just can’t let him get open about the 3-point line. This frees up a lot of guys to do more. Aside from this, Thompson is a great passer and gets the ball into a lot of hands.
3.) Out-of-state kids came to play.
The likes of Tai Johnson (2020 Maize South, Kan.) and Jeffery Mills (2020 Flower Mound, Texas) were a direct reflection on the talent that was present at the Oklahoma Top 250. Both of these guys showcased their elite talents and elevated the play of their Oklahoma counterparts. Johnson is an exceptionally fast athlete who handles the ball well. He’s explosive off the dribble and creates his own shots. Overall, he is a very talented shooter from mid and long range. Mills, like Johnson, is an exceptionally athletic talent. He doesn’t do too much like many young players are tempted to, but he is very crafty with the ball and is a great scorer.
4.) The future of Oklahoma prep basketball is bright.
The Oklahoma 2021 class was well-represented at the Oklahoma Top 250. Trey Alexander (Heritage Hall W) is the no. 1 player in that class and displayed some of his talents on Sunday. Bijan Cortes (Kingfisher PG) showed why he has been heralded as one of the best shooters on a strong Kingfisher roster. Jaxson Robinson (Ada W) displayed a little of his all-around, versatile style of play, having an impact in the small and mid roles shooting and driving to the basket. Kendrick Williams (Sand Springs G) was able to boost his stock by showcasing his ball-handling, shooting, and vocal style of floor leadership.