Standouts from the Oklahoma Prep Hoops Top 250 EXPO

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Posted On: 10/15/18 10:17 AM

Daylen Gipson 2021 6’ Wing (Edmond Santa Fe)

Gipson makes the standout list not for scoring a bunch of points, but for his great defensive play. He brought his hard hat going to work doing his best to stay in front of opposing players making it tough on them to score. In the passing lanes, he was excellent snatching steals and making the right play to get the ball in the hands of his teammates. Gipson has a lot of intangibles that will lead to him seeing the court in due time at Edmond Santa Fe.

TJ Grove 2020 6’1 Wing (Wynnewood)

Grove is an under the radar Wing from small-town Oklahoma. He opened up the floor with some nice floaters that sailed perfectly over defenders outstretched hands in the paint into the basket for a swish. As his confidence grew he continued to take high-quality shots extending his range to three-point land. Grove seemingly always made the right pass. The intensity he brings at all times adds to him as a player. Grove is a guy that went from off the radar completely to firmly a prospect to know for small colleges in the Oklahoma 2020 Class.

Jaylon White 2021 6’1 Combo Guard (Norman North)

White similar to his brother brings a swagger to the court. He never lacks confidence that the ball is going to go in each time it leaves his hands. He is turning into a playmaker, but what is even scarier for opponents is White is gaining superb confidence from three-point range.

Rodrick White 2020 6’3 Wing (Lakewood Christian)

White is a raw athlete with great potential on the Wing. The frame and long, lanky build mixed with his athleticism made him one of the more physically gifted athletes at the camp. He drove the ball well to the rack giving opposing players trying to stay in front of him headaches. White is a guy who could really turn into a nice small college prospect in the Oklahoma 2020 Class.

Trey Alexander 2021 6’5 Wing (Heritage Hall)

Alexander was a monster on both ends of the floor proving his value as one of the best players in the state of Oklahoma regardless of class. He is known for scoring the ball, which he did well, but it was the other things that made him really stand out. He rebounded well, competed on defense, and was eager to take over the game on each end. Alexander has a very bright future on the court ahead of him. 

Jacob Thionnet 2019 6’5 Wing (Edmond Memorial)

Thionnet continues to impress in multiple ways. He blocked shots, ran well in transition, drove it strong, and always plays hard no matter what. The constant pressure Thionnet puts on opposing players on each end is frustrating for opponents. Thionnet is going to be a star this year at Edmond Memorial in Class 6A.

KD Jolly 2020 5’9 Point Guard (PC North)

Jolly has turned the corner this summer at the Point Guard spot. The biggest changes in his game are the confidence he plays with and learning when to pass versus when to shoot. Jolly shot it really well from three-point range. The quickness off the dribble from Jolly helps him to create for his teammates. He also played really hard on defense doing his best to make up for what he lacks in size with effort.

Jordan Thompson 2020 5’11 Point Guard (Southmoore)

Thompson lit it up from three-point range and driving the basketball to the cup. He could not be stopped by anyone all day long. When defenses started to close on Thompson he made the right play getting his shooters the ball on the Wing. Thompson is set up for a monster winter.

Christian Cook 2020 6’2 Wing (Midwest City)

Cook is in the conversation for most improved player in the state of Oklahoma after this summer. The jump in his athleticism and confidence in his drive to the hoop have taken his game to another level. Cook drove it exceptionally well making defenders pay with a great layup finishing package and several thunderous slams. Cook has long been known as a three-point shooter, but with another element to his offensive game is really tough to stop.

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