Statewide Players to Watch in Girls Basketball

Last Updated: December 13, 202330.8 min read

Basketball season is HERE! Let’s take a look at some statewide players to watch, with feedback from their head coaches.

Tulsa Public Area

Tulsa Will Rogers’ Saniyah Morrison 

Tulsa Union’s JaMiya Woodard – Jamiya is easily one of the most athletic girls in Oklahoma. Not only does she shine on the court, but she shines on the track as well. Her energy is infectious and she impacts our team in more ways than she realizes. Not only can she run by defenders, but she can shoot, she can penetrate, she can handle the ball, she can finish at the rim, and she is a willing passer. When people talk about game changers, Jamiya is a name linked to that term.

Tulsa Memorial’s Mataya Hall – Mataya Hall is a 5’8, junior that has two years of varsity experience and one state title with Sapulpa. She is an all-around player that can score, defend and distribute the basketball. She brings her leadership to the Memorial program and is vital to the team’s success. She averaged 10pts, 2.9asst. and 3 rebounds a game last season.

Tulsa Private Area

Victory Christian’s Laci Scott – Laci led our team in scoring and assists from the point guard position last year. She has great speed with the ball and a polished mid range game, making her tough to guard. Playing competitively for Team Griffin, Laci has been recruited by several NAIA and NCAA D2 programs and currently has three offers. She’s definitely one of the better guards in the Tulsa area and among the state’s top in 3A.

Tulsa Suburban Area

Jenks’ Jill Twiehaus – Jill is a senior, Class of 2024, who is committed to go to Rice. She can do it all and will be one of the leading scorers in the state just like she did last year.

Bixby’s Kate Wernli – Kate is an upcoming sophomore receiving multiple D1 offers. She is a knock down shooter with the ability to use her size to finish at the rim well.

Broken Arrow’s McKenzie Mathurin – McKenzie Mathurin is one of the best players not only in the state but also the country. She is ranked 58th in the country by ESPN Hoopgurlz. She is a relentless player on both sides of the floor, and she has a ‘refuse to lose’ mentality. Kenzie has become one of the most dynamic players I have ever coached at any level. She is a player that can truly score at all three levels of the floor. This makes her very difficult to defend, and she has the ability to post players up, too. She is very versatile in every phase of the game. Her basketball IQ is beyond her years. Absolute joy to coach!!

Sand Springs’ Sakauri WIlson, Hope Bump, Taiona Morris and Tianna Butler

Sapulpa’s Tyla Heard – Outstanding system player who is a tremendous talent. Has been a starter for the past three years and will be an impact player for us this year. Instrumental in helping us win two State Championships in the past three years and will not expect less of her this year. Outstanding rebounder and is a three-level scorer. Can defend any position on the floor. Excited to see her continue to grow and flourish the season. Has committed to Abilene Christian University.

Coweta’s Macee Matthews – Macee is a junior and three-year starter for us. Lefty that can play inside and out.

Glenpool’s Aaliyah Shawnee and Tyra McKinnie – Both players are definitely top 100 worthy and are D-1 level talents. Aaliyah: Two-time Metro Lakes All Conference and Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and freshman. On pace to reach 1000 points at the end of the season, along with averaging 5 steals per game. Currently getting heavy interest from ORU and multiple smaller schools. Tyra: outstanding three-sport athlete. Outstanding in volleyball, a state qualifier in long jump as a freshman, and outstanding in basketball. Averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds as a freshmen and was All Metro Lakes First Team as a freshman. Has a chance to reach 1000 points by the end of her sophomore year. Receiving interest from multiple schools already.

Kiefer’s Hannah Coons – South Dakota Commit. 21-9-4asts junior season. Two-time Conference Player of the Year. State-Semis last year. 3A State Tournament 1st Team. Small School State Tournament Leading Scorer.

Owasso Area

Owasso’s Makenna Yokley – She averaged 15 ppg and 8 rpg last year. She was our MVP and led our team on the stat line and in the locker room. She has committed to MSSU to play college ball. A mismatch nightmare with her size and ball handling. Also a very good defender.

Collinsville’s Brie Smith – Brie has had three very good high school seasons. She led our team in scoring last season at 15.6 PPG and also rebounds at 6.4 RPG. She will most likely be a 1,000 point scorer and is one of the better offensive players I have coached. Brie is also an excellent student and person.

Skiatook’s Jayden Hilton –  Senior point guard that is a great scorer and passer.

Catoosa’s Ta’Nei West

Canadian Valley Area

Mustang’s Parker Simonsen, Cherish Haywood and Mya Alston – Parker is a UCO commit and a three-year starter. She led our team in almost every category last year. She averaged 9.3 ppg, shot 81% from the FT line and averaged 1.8 assist a game. She is a 4.0 student who is in student council and a member of the National Honors Society. Cherish Haywood is 5’10 athletic guard who can play multiple positions. She led our team in rebounds per game with 5.2 while shooting 39% from the field. She led our team in steals with 40 on the year and was second on the team in assist per game. She is also a 4.0 student and a member of the National Honors Society. She is getting looks from multiple division 1 schools and holds an offer from SMU. Mya Alston was our second leading scorer as a freshman averaging 7.0 ppg, she was second on the team in FT %, as well as 3rd for assists per game. Mya is 6’0, long and athletic. She is getting interest from multiple D1 schools like Tulsa, Texas Tech, KU, Jacksonville State and Texas Southern University. She will have a breakout year.

Yukon’s Gabby Tilley and Caid Jefferson – Gabby Tilley has committed to play basketball at Northeastern Oklahoma State University (NSU). Caid Jefferson has committed to play soccer at Oklahoma Christian University (OC).

Piedmont’s Rylie Burnett 

Moore-Norman Area

Moore’s Taryn Cottrell – 6’0, guard/forward that can really play any position in high school basketball. Excellent shooter especially when she gets hot. Finishes great around rim. Can attack basket off dribble or with back to basket. Her versatility makes her a difficult match up for a lot of teams.

Norman’s Keeley Parks – ESPN Five Star, 6A COAC Offensive Player of the Year. Led team in scoring, assists and steals as a sophomore. MAX Preps All American.

Westmoore’s Dadreanna Frost – Stats: 14ppg, 2 steals, 2 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Point guard/Shooting guard. She can take you off the dribble and knock down 3’s if they back off. Her speed and agility is superb with a high IQ for the game.

Southmoore’s Kaydence Pettit – Kaydence Pettit is a junior guard who has been starting for the Lady Sabercats since her freshman year. Kaydence is a very talented guard with the ability to shoot the three well. Kaydence can get to the basket off the dribble either finishing the basket or dishing to a teammate. She also is a floor general and a team leader.

Washington’s Breanna Lindert, Kelby Beller and Presley Johnson – The importance of the three girls below to the Washington Warriors can’t be measured or separated. Breanna Lindert (Conference MVP) averaged 12.3 ppg and 8.4 rpg last year as a sophomore. She was the Canadian Valley Conference MVP. In three consecutive days in the state tournament, she put on a defensive clinic. Being heavily undersized to all three opponents, she held 30 point scorer Tianna Ellison from Silo to 16 pts in the quarters, Hannah Coons to 17 pts in the semis who scored 40+ points the previous night, and over 6 ft Sophie Woodson from Jones to 9 pts. Kelby Beller (State Tourney 1st Team) averaged 10.3 ppg, 5.1 apg, 3.1 rpg as a freshman. She absolutely went off in the state tournament. She had 25 points in the state quarters vs Silo and added the game winning basket in the state semis vs Kiefer. She was injured in the first quarter of the state finals. She was later named a state tournament 1st team selection. She is a special player who is prepping to have a dynamic sophomore season. Presley Johnson (guard being heavily recruited) is a 6’0 ft guard that averaged 10.9 ppg and 5.7 rpg as a freshman. She is a three-point marksman who can also put in on the deck and use her size to hit the midrange or get to the rim. She had a strong summer and is prepping to have a potent sophomore season.

Community Christian’s Preslee Hartsock and Sadie Thrailkill – Preslee – Very good floor general who can score in many ways but also makes everyone around her better. She is a pass-first point guard who has great court vision. She can shoot the three-pointer or get to the rim when needed. Defensively, she is very aggressive and will lead our team most likely in steals. Does anything her team needs her to do in order to win. Preslee is someone that just wills her team to win. Sadie – She is a very good three-point shooter that stretches the opponents defense nightly. She has developed the ability also to finish at the rim. Very good in offensive transition of running the floor and finding open shots.

Tri-Cities OKC Area

Tuttle’s Allie Rehl – Allie is our leader, best scorer and most experienced player we have. She has committed to Oklahoma Baptist University. Last year, she was second on our team in almost every category: scoring, rebounding, assists and steals. She averaged 14.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.4 steals. She is a 4.0 student, highly intelligent and does a lot of work with the youth in our community, giving lessons and helping with youth camps and practices.

Shawnee Area

Bethel’s Josie Megehee – She made her commitment to play basketball at Tulsa University this summer. She’s one the most competitive players I’ve ever coached. Her will to win is unmatched. She led us in scoring, with 20.9 ppg, always clutch in the big games and wants the ball in her hands. She is a playmaker on the offensive end with multiple ways to score. She guards the other teams best players on most nights. She leads by example and is a great teammate.

Holdenville’s Madi McFarland – Last year, we lost our starting point guard and back up point guard the last seven games of the season and Madi put the team on her back and became a great leader. She led us to the Area Tournament and was averaging 15 points a game in that stretch with a high of 28 against a top-ten Purcell team in the Area Tournament.

Tecumseh’s Reagan Berry – The Lady Savages will go how Berry goes. She has a presence on the court at all times on both the offensive and defensive ends of the court. Her basketball IQ is extremely high and craves more knowledge of the game all the time. She has great footwork around the goal and has drastically improved her mid-range game. We are really looking forward to good things from her this season.

OKC Public/Private/Mid-Del City Area

Choctaw’s Kate Davis 

Midwest City’s De’Yanna Douglas – De’Yanna averaged a double-double for us this past season. She led us in points and rebounds.

Del City’s Shelby Thornton – Shelby is a junior, Class of 2025. She’s a 6’2-6’3 post who has a high ceiling. She’s currently has one offer from Oklahoma Christian and is expected to be our centerpiece this year. As a sophomore, she averaged 8 points and 8 rebounds per game.

Bethany’s Keziah Lofton, Zya Vann, Kayten Donley, Talia Vann and Avery Marchino – All five of these girls were in the Vype top 100 last year. We won our first State Title last year and are returning all five starters. All five of these girls will play college basketball. Keziah Lofton (2025) has committed to play at OU. She is a 6’1 point guard who is ranked nationally as one of the best players for her class. Her ability to see the floor and distribute the ball is off the charts. This summer she was invited to try out for the USA Olympic Team and even though she did not make the team, she turned a lot of heads as she competed at that elite level.
Zya Vann (2024) has also committed to play at OU. Zya’s ability to get in gaps and finish with contact is impressive. Her quickness on defense is second to none, as she puts so much pressure on opposing guards it is hard to get by her. Zya had the opportunity to travel overseas this past summer as apart of Team Adidas. This was a great experience for her and will help her as she continues her basketball career. Kayten Donley (2025) has offers from SNU, Harding and Wayne State so far. She has a competitor’s heart! She is one of the best players in the state this year as she refuses to lose, has an amazing ability to defend, shoot, run and lead, and her basketball IQ is second to none. Talia Vann (2025) is being recruited by numerous Division 1 schools and has some offers already. Talia has worked very hard to develop her skills. This is a huge year for her as she will be able to show off her skill set that is going to make her one of the best power forwards in the state. Avery Marchino (2024) has offers so far from Oklahoma Christian, Arkansas Monticello and Seward County. Every year, Avery has taken the right steps to advance her game. Her ability to shoot the ball from the three is elite. We look forward to another tremendous season this year from Avery as she again will be a major contributor to our team as we compete at the highest level in the state.

Heritage Hall’s Tennyson (Lainey) Portman – Lainey is truly one of the best and most influential leaders on our team. She will be a senior this year at Heritage Hall and we are truly blessed to have her. Lainey has been a 5’11 starter at Heritage Hall since her freshman season. Her work ethic, leadership and basketball IQ is unmatched. We are so excited for her to finish this senior year strong.

Jones’ Kasia Hansen – Kasia has played a key role on the last two State Championship teams. She has either started or has come off the bench in every game. She averaged just over 10 points last year and is expected to be a key player on this years team. Kasia can do it all – pass, shoot and handle the ball.

Ponca City Area

Ponca City’s Kyra Allison – Kyra Allison is a senior for the Ponca City Lady Cat basketball team. She has started since her freshman year. She is an athletic player with the ability to score from anywhere on the court.

Tonkawa’s Whitley Johnson 

Stillwater Area

Stillwater’s Aspen Clarkson – Aspen is an all-around great player. Aspen has to be one of the best drivers in Oklahoma High School Basketball. She has really improved her outside shooting. Aspen has a chance to be one of the best players in 6A basketball.

Perry’s Kennedy Hight – Kennedy is a senior who is committed to play basketball at NWOSU. She is extremely athletic. Her freshman and sophomore year she was the 400m State Champ in Track. Last season, her junior year, she tore her ACL in Game 4 but through the first three games was averaging 21 points. She is a great point guard with an extremely high IQ. She was all conference her freshman and sophomore year, All Tournament Team at Wheat Capital freshman and sophomore year and a VYPE top 100 last season.

Mulhall-Orlando’s Emily Parsons – Emily has shouldered the responsibility of running point for several years. She let our team in offense last year averaging 12.6 ppg. She is a two sport athlete and has already committed to play college ball next year.

I-44 Corridor Area

Bristow’s Addison Alexander and ShaLyn Edmondson – Addi is a four-year starter at the point guard position. She had 1,065 points after her first three years. She is on pace to become Bristow’s all-time leading scorer (she only needs 427 points). Addi averaged 21 points per game last year. She can score in multiple ways. She is deadly from three-point range, she can get to the rim and score, and she is one of the few players I have coached that has a really good mid-range game. She has great vision which has led her to be not only the leading scorer every year, but also leads the team in assists. Her great instincts also have helped become a really good rebounder, especially for an undersized point guard. Those instincts have also helped her defensively. She is constantly getting deflections and steals. ShaLyn is a big reason why we had the success we had last year. She does a lot for us and does it well. She led us in steals and rebounds. She also was our second leading scorer at 14 points per game. ShaLyn is very efficient on the offensive shooting over 50% from the field.

Kellyville’s Antonia McGuire – Toni is a versatile player. Offensively she handles the ball well for us, but also had 200 rebounds last season. She also plays a big role on the defensive end for us, she can guard the point guard or the 6’2 post player and excels at both. She is a great role model for our younger players. She is a hard worker and is always willing to do whatever it takes for the team to win.

Stroud’s Charley Coleman – Charley Coleman is a versatile player. She plays the 4 but can handle the ball well, shoots the three consistently, very athletic. Charley is a very hard working player who is will to do everything you ask of her and more. She is a good leader, very responsible and a great teammate.

Depew’s Lauren Carrie and Katrina Ash – Lauren Carrie average 15.4 points a game for us last year. Leader of the team. Always putting in a lot of time outside of practices working on her shooting and ball handling. Was a Top 100 Nominee last year and should be right there again this year. Katrina Ash averaged 12.1 pts a game for us last year. Lethal shooter. Shooting 45% from three last year. Got so much better as the year went on. Was a good finisher around the rim and played locked down defense on team’s best player. These two are my leaders for the team this year and I believe both are deserving of a Top 100 Nomination.

Cleveland’s Reagan Coffey

Mannford’s Isabella Pehrson

Woodward Area

Woodward’s Bryleigh Douglas-Fischer – Bryleigh will be a junior this year and will be a huge contributor this season. She stepped up in a big way for us last year, leading us in rebounds and helping carry the scoring load.

Texhoma/Goodwell’s Jacqueline Berry 

Mooreland/Freedom’s Autumn VanZee – Autumn is the team’s leading returning scorer (7.4 ppg) and best shooter. She is the team leader both on and off the court. The team’s new offense will give her more opportunities to score. I look for her to have an excellent year.

Seiling’s Braci Nyberg, Kenly Gore, and Aryahna Whetstone – All three of these girls are four-year starters and they have been very successful. They were State Semi Finalists as freshmen and won the State Championship as sophomores and juniors. They are all three very deserving of this recognition.

Enid Area

Kingfisher’s Peyton Walker – Peyton Walker is a 5’6 senior who is committed to play basketball at UCO. She is a high IQ player with great ability to see the floor. She shot 44% FG and 52% 3PG last season, while averaging over 3.5 assists per game. She is a play maker that can knock down shots, share the ball and lock down the other team’s best players, night in and night out.

Chisholm’s Avery Lane – She’s long and will be a big part of what we do.

Garber’s Leila Washington – One of the top players in Class A regardless of position. Most athletic player I have coached in my 23-year career. Leila is athletic, explosive and powerful. She is a very unselfish player, almost too unselfish. She can play all five positions on the floor. Looking forward to her return after tearing her ACL at the end of January last season.

Oklahoma Bible Academy’s Conley Cayot 

Kremlin-Hillsdale’s Aowyn Seek

Altus Area

Altus’ Parish Norfleet – Senior guard. Good mid-range shooter. Smart on the defensive end.

Chickasha Area

Chickasha’s Serenity Golightly – USAO Commit. She has been our leading scorer the last two seasons while also guarding the opponent’s best guard. She will be our team leader and will be expected to handle a lot of the load for us this year.

Lawton Area

Elgin’s Kelby Carter – Kelby is a 5’11 sophomore. She averaged 12.2 regular season points and 17.8 playoff points as a freshman last year. She was our leading rebounder and the leader of our team. She has so much strength and dominated in the paint.

Empire/Temple’s KK Smith and Kenley Lemons – KK and Kenley are both great kids that look to finish their basketball careers at Empire with a deep playoff run. 

Duncan Area

Central Marlow’s Andi Standridge – Andi is one of our senior captains and last season’s leading scorer for our team. she averaged 11.1 ppg and 6.8 rpg with a multiple 20-point games. She plays the forward position for us but realistically, she is a big guard. Her size gives her defenders problems most nights.

Duncan’s Addie Siess – She is being recruited by several out of state of colleges. But, I think she is more than good enough to play Division 2 Basketball here in the State of Oklahoma. She’s a very good shooter, who can also get to the basket and score. Her length and quickness gives her advantage against most opponents. She loves the game of Basketball and has worked very hard to become a skilled player.

Ardmore Area

Ardmore’s Kierra Dorsey – Kierra Dorsey is a leader on and off the court. She is a unique player with the ability to shoot, get to the basket, rebound and defend on and off the ball. She hustles and is very determined. There are not very many centers that have the ability to guard above the three point line and she has that ability. Kierra is also very strong.

Lone Grove’s Emerie Adams 

Plainview’s Jacey Hammon – Jacey is our leading scorer from last year and is our point guard who makes us go. She was selected 1st Team All-Conference, All Tournament Team at all three tournaments from a year ago, and is committed to Oklahoma Baptist University to play basketball and run track. She’s looking forward to a big senior year!

Healdton’s Jaclyn Lara – This is my 31st year of coaching, and she is the hardest working player I have ever coached, and I’ve been blessed to coach some great ones. She leads by example, on and off the court. She can score from all positions on the floor. If we need help getting the ball down, she can do it. We get pressed, she can break it. End of the game and we’re trying to run the clock out, she can do it. Need a free throw, got that too. She can score facing or with her back to the basket. But what she might do the best, is her defense. She is a great communicator and always has herself and others in the right spot. She is the first to take the blame if the play goes wrong, even if it isn’t her fault. The last to leave the gym each day. She is a blessing to get to play with when you ask the other girls. And for me, she’s just simply the best!

Wilson’s Ashtyn Baker – Junior point guard Ashtyn Baker is an extremely athletic and talented player with a very good chance to play at the next level someday. She has averaged close to 20 ppg her freshman and sophomore seasons, she has nearly 800 career points entering her junior season. She is a great competitor and true leader on and off the court. I am very proud of her and everything she does for our team.

Grand Lake Area

Vinita’s Tierany Trail

Pryor Area

Pryor’s Anna Crisp – Anna has been a three-year starter for us. Great court instincts and unselfish. Makes everyone better on and off the floor. Has great energy and delivers the ball on time/on target.

Inola’s Miller Weast – Miller is a four-year starter at point guard who has helped us reach the Area Finals two of the last three season. She is an outstanding defender and scorer. She is a three sport athlete and has led the Longhorns in scoring the past two seasons. Miller is an excellent facilitator and leader who can help get us over the hump and to OKC this March.

Claremore Area

Verdigris’ Kate Wiginton

Bartlesville Area

Dewey’s Leigha Sauret

Pawhuska’s Fallon Bowman – 11.9 ppg as a junior, 7.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals. Had 26 points and 13 rebounds vs Preston in the state quarterfinals. Fourth leading scorer in state tournament in 2023. Runs on the track team’s relays.

McCurtain County Area

Broken Bow’s Raylee Gaston – Raylee is a junior and has started the past two seasons for us. She averaged 10ppg, and 6rpg as a freshman. Last season, she averaged 14ppg and 7 rpg. Raylee looks to take on a bigger leadership role this season as an upperclassman. She is the type of player that wants to learn and get better each day. She is not afraid of putting in extra work and doing what is necessary to succeed.

Wright City’s Madison Carter – Madison averaged 19 points per game last season, as well as 8 rebounds and 4 steals per game. She is an outstanding player, who works hard on both ends of the court. She sees the court well and is able to lift the level of performance of all her teammates. Madison can score at the rim or from behind the arc. She is a dedicated player, who works hard at improving her game. Her leadership on the court has been a vital part of her team’s success.

McCurtain’s Kaylee Culwell – Averaged a double/double as a freshman, 3.0 steals and 1.5 blocks. She’s a good spot-up shooter, works hard and puts extra time in her game. She has good instincts on the boards.

McAlester Area

McAlester’s Jada Ponce – She is a senior, a four-year starter and state champion. She is a vital piece to our success and would make a great addition to someone’s roster. 

Kiowa’s Emma Roberts 

Durant Area

Durant’s Maya Dodson 

Atoka’s Kyleigh Ritchie – Tough, gritty, wants to win. Kyleigh is coming off a knee injury and has been rehabbing her knee to get back in the game. She brings it everyday. I never saw Kyleigh leave the softball field with a clean uniform. She brings that same “willing to get dirty” attitude to the court. Kyleigh lays it all on the line.

Caddo’s Kadey McKay – Three-year starter, second leading scorer and rebounder behind Emily Robinson on last season’s runner up team.

Ada/Pauls Valley Area

Davis’ Kensley Barnes – Kensley has started every game she has played in high school. She is our best defender and has lead the team in rebounding her first two years. While only scoring about 7 points a game, we look for her to add to that total this year. She is a very hard working athlete that will continue to improve.

Okmulgee Area

Okemah’s Raven Deer – Raven is a big presence inside. Averaged 10 pts, 11 reb, 2 steals and 1 block per game. She can run and is very athletic and strong. The more she plays, the better she gets.

Begg’s Rylee Youngblood – Rylee’s work ethic in the gym is unmatched. First one on the floor and last one to leave on a daily basis. She is a floor general and knows what it is going to take to win.

Morris’ Reagan Bowling – 6’2 guard/forward who can knock down perimeter shots, attack the basket and play inside. She played a lot of minutes as a freshman and should be one of our top scorers this year. She will play significant minutes this year as well.

Okmulgee’s Cora Cremin-Love – This is her second year with the program and as a senior, I feel as if her leadership on and off the court will stand out this year.

Wilson (Henryetta)’s Janelle Proctor – Janelle is a prolific scorer. She can shoot from the perimeter and she is a slasher. She sees the floor very well and knows where the ball needs to go. She has tremendous athleticism and can finish at the rim.

Preston’s Anistyn Garner – Anistyn moved in from Webbers Falls this year, where she helped guide the Lady Warriors to a state tournament appearance in 2021. She should eclipse the 1000 point mark this season. She is also a 3 year state track meet qualifier.

Muskogee Area

Muskogee’s Malaysia Burton – Malaysia Burton is a three-year starter for the program who is a dynamic athlete. She has tremendous athleticism along with a high basketball IQ. She is our floor general, who leads the team not only vocally but also by example. Malaysia is the ideal student athlete, with high character on and off the floor and maintains a 3.8 GPA.

Wagoner’s Gracy Shieldnight – Committed to NSU in Tahlequah to play basketball, a very unselfish player. Good inside and outside player, shares the ball extremely well, great passer and can handle the ball for us.

Hilldale’s Catelin King – A guard that can do it all. Scores inside and out. Quick hands and feet on defense. Very athletic & smart on both ends of the floor.

Fort Gibson’s Laynee Stanley & Addy Whiteley – Laynee Stanley (JR – 6’0” Forward) – Averaged 12 ppg and 8 rpg last season as a sophomore. She is currently being recruited by a host of Division 1 schools, including La Tech, Abilene Christian, North Texas, Wichita State, UT Arlington among others. Addy Whiteley – (Junior – 5’5″ Guard) Reigning Verdigris Valley Conference Player of the Year. Averaged 12 ppg and 5 assists/game as a sophomore. Currently being recruited by Division 2 schools with a D1 school showing interest as of late.

Oktaha’s Ava Scott – Ava is going to Cameron University to play basketball next year and I expect big things out of her this final year of her high school season.

Eufaula’s Allie Anderson – Returns to the Lady Ironheads as the leading scorer from last year, 2nd on the team in rebounds, leader in assists last year, and 2nd on the team in blocks, was a Vype Top 100 player last year. She is our point guard and really does a good job of getting us into offenses and reading the court while also being great at anticipating passes on defense to get steals.

Porum’s Courtney Pease – Courtney is an all around athlete in every sport. She excels due to speed and a very good feel for where the ball is at. She hinders whoever she is guarding due to her quickness. Often times, she has the ball and is gone before they realize they no longer have it. She can shoot a running jump shot. She is very deadly mid range. She can get to the goal at will, or can effectively shoot the three-point shot. Courtney is very capable of taking over a ball game. She is a complete player.

Okay’s Alex Collins – Alex is an unbelievable athlete and player. She thrives in whatever she does, whether it be in the classroom, in sports, or even in the community. She is super intelligent and has a knack for success. In sports, she puts in the extra work outside of practice. She is a great teammate who is encouraging and uplifting. She pushes her teammates to be the best they can be. She makes others around her better. She plays with heart and grit and a competitive spirit. She is very coachable and works hard to accomplish team goals.

Sallisaw/Poteau Area

Poteau’s Brooklyn Garner – Brooklyn has been the Conference Player of the Year for the last two seasons. She is averaging over 17 points a game and focused at improving on both end of the floor this season.

Sallisaw’s Molly Carver – Molly will be entering her sophomore year at Sallisaw. She spent some time in the starting lineup last year and is our leading returning scorer at 6.6 ppg. Molly is a 5’9 Guard who has who can shoot the three and finishes well at the rim.

Muldrow’s Kennedi Wight – Kennedi is a well-rounded player that loves to compete. She has a high basketball IQ and spends a lot of time in the gym working on her game. She has averaged double digits every year in high school coming off of a 16.2 average last year. She has several offers on the table to continue her basketball career but has yet to make a decision on where she will play next year.

Roland’s Haven Freeman and Addyson Cole – Both girls have great work ethic and led the team in scoring and assists last year. Haven Freeman will be a junior and Addyson Cole will be a senior. I look for both of them to have a good year and be team leaders.

Panama’s Karlie Anderson – A 6’0 athletic rim runner, can score in the paint but also step out and stretch the floor hitting the three.

Pocola’s Allyssa Parker – Allysa is a phenomenal athlete, being highly recruited in softball. When I coached her in ninth grade, she was a valuable factor in us winning state that year. She developed a great passion for basketball that year and I hope that it gets even stronger this year. Allysa averaged over 20 points her freshman year and 18 last year. She now has two years playing in high school and I HOPE THAT EXPERIENCE WILL HELP HER HAVE ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR.

Howe’s Karsyn Nye 

Tahlequah Area

Tahlequah’s Kori Rainwater, Jadyn Buttery and Madi Matthews

Stilwell’s Snowda Watie – (5-5 Sr.) She averaged 12.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 3.0 assists per game as a junior, but it’s her all around ability and speed that allows her to score in a variety of ways and her aggressiveness on both ends of the floor. She’s a great leader for her team and there’s nothing she doesn’t do well on a basketball court. Snowda has verbally committed to Northeastern State University to play basketball next year.

Keys’ Payton Zodrow – Payton is a high level player with a high basketball IQ, especially for a freshman. We expect her to guard the best player each night, as well as taking care of the basketball for us. I definitely see her being someone people talk about for the next four seasons.

Sequoyah Tahlequah’s Annaston Brown – Very underrated player, has battled injuries the last two years. One of the best shooters I’ve coached. Great kid on and off the floor. Has averaged over 15 points per game over the last two seasons.

Hulbert’s Sadie Chambers & Brooke-Lynne Norton – Sadie Chambers (5’5″ sophomore) was a VYPE Top 100 selection for us as a freshman last season. She led us in scoring at 14.4 points per game, averaged 3.4 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game. She also led us in assists per game, as well as the highest field goal and three-point field goal percentage on the team last season. Sadie is a joy to coach and she is super competitive. We expect her to have an even bigger sophomore season. Brooke-Lynne Norton (5’5″ freshman) is a tough and talented freshman. Offensively, she can shoot the ball very well and has a knack for getting to the free throw line. Defensively, she is tenacious and will take on any challenge. Her mental toughness is probably the best thing about her, she is competitive and she has the drive and work ethic to be great. We expect her to make a major impact as a freshman.

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