Posted On: 03/4/21 2:45 PM

Rarely do freshmen have the ability and mentality to make an impact on varsity. Yet few come along who have that "it" factor and can handle the speed of the varsity level right away. Below are five players from the OK Conference who are doing just that, and helping their teams win games in the first half of the 2021 season.

EJ Ryans EJ Ryans 6'3" | CG Northview | 2024 MI , G, Northview

EJ Ryans EJ Ryans 6'3" | CG Northview | 2024 MI has stepped into one of the more talented starting five’s in the OK Conference and has fit in seamlessly. The first thing that pops out of EJ’s game is the level of effort he brings on the defensive end. He routinely creates havoc by applying pressure to opposing backcourt, leading to steals and transition opportunities for Northview. Although he’s only a freshman, EJ’s length is disruptive, which has been a big proponent of his defensive chops thus far.

On the offensive end, EJ knows his role and plays it well. His ability to breakdown defenders, get into the lane and find an open teammate is a large part of what makes this Northview team successful.EJ has also proven to be a reliable shooter,

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