6'0" | PG
Booker T. Washington | 2022
| Tulsa Hawks 2022
Booker T. Washington ’22
Parker was no short of excellence Saturday against KC Spurs. Perpetually one of the fastest players on the floor, the remarkably mobile Parker didn’t look undersized on a court full of players taller than him. He scored the ball with great efficiency, as most or all of his points were hard-earned, coming off moves that were indicative of his maturity and readiness. He split doubles and dashed past defenders in narrow windows, often leaping to finish at a high release point in pressured circumstances. His mid-range game was superb, but most impressively, he used his last bucket to get his next bucket on numerous occasions; at times, it was a mid-ranger on one play, then a hesitation from the elbow into a crossover on the next. He can also be credited for his strong defensive play, as well as his passing in the half-court.
Joshua Udomouh | Tulsa Hawks 2022
Victory Christian ’22
Udoumouh did all of the little things for the Hawks against KC Spurs: he rebounded the air out of the ball, he scored off put-backs, and he played stellar defense. In a late comeback effort from the Hawks, Udoumouh was incredibly reliable on the defensive end as a number of his deflections prompted buckets that put the Hawks back into contention.
Midwest City | 2022
| Oklahoma Chaos 2022
Midwest City ’22
Young showcased his point guard skills in a match against Kansas Hoggs in which he had numerous assists. The quick-paced facilitator from Midwest City is an exceptional distributor and has a knack for placing the ball from long-distance, even sometimes while he’s moving at high gear. He was able to find fellow scorers in the half-court, often seeing cutters just at the moment they came open, but he was just as capable dishing the ball in the full-court as he was keen to making down-court passes out of rebounds.
Luke Gray | Team Buddy Buckets 2023
Oklahoma Christian School ’23
I’ve never been much the authority on post talent, but one thing that stuck out me — and multiple coaches mentioned this to me as well — is the maturity Gray plays with in regards to his upper body. As he breaks out of his spin towards the rim, Gray uses his elbows and shoulders as leverage against defenders, establishing space for himself to score, similarly to a guard putting a defender on his hip. This helps Gray to maximize his size advantage while also putting defenders in a predicament that often prompts them to foul.
6'3" | SG
Holland Hall | 2023
| Tulsa Hawks 2023
Holland Hall ’23
The birthday boy had an excellent game in a 32-point showcase. Cool celebrated No. 16 around the sun in an outstanding offensive performance as he helped the Hawks to a comeback, scoring at the rim, primarily. Cool, as usual, was about as good as it gets when it comes to close-up efficiency with either hand. He rarely misses a gimme and can handle adhesive contest while maintaining his poise and pace. The sophomore also capped off his performance with a baseline-drive that turned into a poster as the Hawks’ bench, coaches and even neutral spectators rose to their feet. About everybody near the court — aside from the poor soul under Cool — celebrated with the him and the Hawks.