Top 5 Basketball Players in the Shawnee Area

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Last Updated: November 29, 20234.3 min read


As the weather turns from fall to winter and the calendar moves squarely into the holiday season, that means it’s now basketball time in Oklahoma! Small school basketball is already underway, and the football-playing schools get their seasons underway this week. With that said, let’s take a look the Top 5 Shawnee Area boys and girls players heading into this season!


  • Dayton Forsythe, Dale Pirates, G, 6-3, Sr
    • No list should start without Dayton Forsythe at the top. He’s not only the best player in the area but he’s the best player in the state. Forsythe, who was the VYPE Shelter Insurance Mr. Basketball last season, averaged averaged 17.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 6.0 assists last year. The University of Oklahoma commit is off to another hot start as he looks to lead Dale to their 3rdconsecutive state title.
  • Treyvon Compton, Meeker Bulldogs, G, 5-11, Jr
    • Compton is coming off a fantastic football season that saw him help lead the Bulldogs to the second round of the playoffs. As good as he is on the football field, Compton might be better on the court. The junior will look to build off a sophomore campaign that saw him average 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 2.0 steals per game.
  • Daytain Patton, Shawnee Wolves, G, 5-10, Jr
    • Patton is entering his third year as a starter for the Wolves and is looking to continue to build his game. As a sophomore, Patton averaged 12.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. Look for those numbers to continue to go up as Patton continues to grow as a player.
  • Jase Edwards, Tecumseh Savages, G, 6-3, Sr
    • Edwards is another dynamic scorer in the Shawnee area. Last season, as a junior, Edwards led Tecumseh with 22.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. He is a three-level scorer and matchup nightmare for defenses. As Edwards enters his fourth year as a starter for Tecumseh, look for him to continue to light up the scoreboard and, hopefully, lead Tecumseh to a deep playoff run.
  • Dorrian Matlock, McLoud Redskins, G, 6-2, Sr
    • Matlock is lone returning for McLoud this year and will be relied heavily upon by coach Tim Boyer. Matlock is a left-handed guard who has a special ability to get to the rim. As a junior last year Matlock averaged 10.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. As he takes that next step as a player look for those numbers to jump this season.


  • Josie Megehee, Bethel Lady Wildcats, G, 5-10, Jr
    • Megehee might be the best pure scorer in the Shawnee area. Last year, as a sophomore, she led Bethel with 20.9 points per game. But she does more than score, she is a complete player. She also averaged 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 2.4 steals per game. As productive as she is, coach Tara Satterfield says Megehee’s best quality as a player is her competitiveness and will to win. Megehee committed to the University of Tulsa earlier in the year.

      Josie Megehee, Bethel H.S.

  • Daley Rice, Shawnee Lady Wolves, G/F, 5-10, Soph
    • Rice is a do-it-all player for the Lady Wolves. She has the capability of being a lethal scorer and a shutdown defender. At 5-10, she has the length that makes her a matchup nightmare for most defenders. As a freshman last season, Rice averaged 10.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.4 assists. Look for those numbers to jump this year as she enters her second year as a starter for coach Wendi Wells and the Shawnee Lady Wolves.
  • Reagan Berry, Tecumseh Lady Savages, F, 6-1, Sr
    • Berry is a dynamic post that is the heartbeat of her team. Tecumseh head coach Eldon Gentry said the Lady Savages will go as Berry goes. The Oklahoma Christian commit is a high IQ player that is constantly looking add to her game. With several returners, look for Berry and the Lady Savages to make a deep run in the postseason.
  • Gracee Waller, Dale Lady Pirates, F, 6-0, Sr
    • Waller is a multi-sport star for Dale, but her collegiate future will see her on the basketball court. On the court, she is an all-around player on that can defend the rim and knock down the three. While her skillset is outstanding, she is also a great leader and winner that has state championships in both basketball and softball. Waller and the Lady Pirates are off to a great start this year and are one of the favorites in Class 2A.
  • Kadence Munn, North Rock Creek Lady Cougars, G, 5-7, Soph
    • Munn is an active player that impacts the game on both ends of the floor. She can score inside and out and is an active defender capable of coming up with steals and deflections. As a freshman, Munn flashed for the Lady Cougars and will likely play a much bigger role this year.


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