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Muskogee Area Players to Watch, Unsung Heros & Underclassmen to Watch – Presented By Honda of Muskogee

Players to Watch

Basketball

Boys

Alex Parish – Eufaula

Pure shooter with great strength and a developing court IQ that should help him to play at the next level.

Jaxon Blunt – Fort Gibson

Verdigris Valley Conference MVP last season and a four year starter. Should have a stand out season.

Ben Kirkpatrick – Gore

Good shooter with a nice feel for the game. 

Ty O’Neal – Hilldale

Ty handles and shoots the ball well for a bigger guy and has led or been near the top of each stat on the team for the past three years. 

Javontae Campbell – Muskogee

Defended the best players and scored on the best defenders while leading in points and steals.

Ashton Walters – Okay

Hard worker that will never give up on a play. 

Gabe Hamilton – Oktaha

Just a hard nosed gritty young man who did not  average a ton of points last year but shot a really high percentage. He’s the guy that made tons of big shots. 

Mikey Wright – Porum

He has the potential to have a huge season.

Xavin Lackey – Vian

Was second in scoring, led in rebounds, blocked shots, field goal percentage and third in assists a year ago. Will have to lead a bunch young teammates, but he can with his inside/outside game and high energy. 

Landon Swallow – Warner

He was the team’s leading scorer a year ago and comes into this season ready to be an impact player again.

Daylan Jarrard – Webbers Falls

Daylan is the team leader and has started for three years.

Girls

Allie Anderson – Eufaula

She was the leading scorer last year and point guard who has improved a lot from her freshman to sophomore year.

Jenna Whiteley – Fort Gibson

Talented shooting guard, who garnered All-Tournament honors for the 2021 State Tournament as the fifth leading scorer.

Ralea Brooksher – Gore

Ralea is going to be a great asset to this year’s team on both ends of the floor and with her leadership skills along with her talent.

Lynzi Kelley – Haskell

She has started at point guard since a freshman and is now a junior. She is a really talented athlete that also has started at shortstop since a freshman for softball team 

Riley Barnoskie and Neveah Johnson – Hilldale

Neveah has accepted a scholarship to Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. She is a two year returning starter. Riley is an athletic player and the team MVP. She rebounds very well for a guard and is quick and explosive and had some really good games down the stretch last year.

Akira Eubanks – Muskogee

She is an elite shooter with a solid mid-range game. Does a good job using her body to score around the rim. 

Lexi Erb – Okay

At 5’8, she can post up with the best of them, but also bring the ball down the court without issues. 

Ava Scott – Oktaha

Ava was the team’s leading scorer last year as a freshman and is a special player. 

Charmayne Marshall – Porter

An extremely athletic guard who can score, but also is the an outstanding defensive player.

Mallory Barrett and Emery Arnold – Porum

Mallory has started since her ninth grade year. She went down last year early with a knee injury, but is ready to bounce back this season. Emery stepped up last year when Mal went out and picked up the slack and led her team in stats. Both girls are outstanding players.

Greenlee Wells – Vian

Greenlee can play all five positions on the floor and she is experienced at all of them. She has the ability to take over a game with her ability to shoot the ball and play the post position. 

Gracy Shieldnight – Wagoner

A strong player who can score, defend, handle the ball, and carry a team on her back. 

Alexis Fowler – Warner

Alexis can play on both ends of the court and is the team’s go-to shooting guard who can handle defensive pressure, shoot the 3, take you to the basket, and shoot a great jumper. 

Samantha Shanks – Webbers Falls

Shanks is a complete player, can play any position. 

Unsung Heroes

Basketball

Boys

Justis James – Eufaula

Justis is a returning starter with solid guard skills and he gained much needed strength this off season.

Jackson Glasby – Fort Gibson

Does anything asked of him to make the team better

Michael Delossantos – Hilldale

Michael sets the example for physical, hard play on the team. 

Joe Campbell – Muskogee

Played every position during his high school career even when undersized, and he’ll get to show more of his perimeter game this year. 

Duckee Swimmer – Okay

This young man will be able to run the floor and has the ability to post you up. 

Jake Blackwell – Oktaha

Jake is a tough nosed player that never feels the situation is too big for him.

Girls

Jordas McClish – Eufaula

She plays positions 1-4 and can defend all those positions as well.

Jordan Hayes – Fort Gibson

Jordan can play every position on the floor and is a tremendous leader.

Tori Brown – Hilldale

Tori is a senior leader with a terrific sense of humor and is always uplifting her teammates and cheering them on. 

Jakayla Swanson – Muskogee

High IQ, High Character player, that makes the team go on both ends of the floor. 

Bailey Walters – Okay

This senior is the vocal and team leader. Basketball isn’t her favorite sport, but when she plays, she leaves it all on the floor. 

Addie Focht – Oktaha

Great teammate and kid that works hard every single day to make herself and everyone else in the gym better. 

Cambri Pawpa – Wagoner

Point guard who is a floor general, loves to make players around her better, and can shoot the three. 

Underclassmen to Watch

Basketball

Boys

Talon Weaver – Eufaula

He has a nice offensive skill set to build on. Expect to see him grow and develop in the  program.

Cooper Wicks – Fort Gibson

Wicks is a great team player and is an outstanding teammate.

Cole Leach – Hilldale

Big, strong young man who has an excellent work ethic.

Bryce Thornton – Muskogee

Works hard on his game, can shoot the ball and is becoming a better defender and scorer all around. 

Diezel Davis – Okay

This young man has put in more work than anyone this summer and is ready to reap the benefits of his hard work.

Maddox Edwards – Oktaha

Maddox is a gritty player. He can shoot it and he has spent a lot of time getting better.

Girls

Addy Whiteley – Fort Gibson

Talented freshman who can shoot with range and also attack to score.

Catelin King – Hilldale

Catelin is a strong and athletic guard who is an inside and outside scorer. She is a hard working, vocal leader and the team expects big things from her this season. 

Malaysia Burton – Muskogee

Athletic guard that can score the ball and is a solid defender. 

Alex Collins – Okay

This is a young freshman that has some height, but can handle the ball. She is a versatile player that works her tail off every game. 

Ryleigh Bacon – Oktaha

Ryleigh got a lot of minutes as a freshman and this year as a sophomore, she is expected to make a big impact on the team.

Ellee Bryant – Wagoner

Great shooting guard who loves to defend players who out size her, can get to the basket and finish strong. 

Players to Watch

Basketball

Boys

Alex Parish – Eufaula

Pure shooter with great strength and a developing court IQ that should help him to play at the next level.

Jaxon Blunt – Fort Gibson

Verdigris Valley Conference MVP last season and a four year starter. Should have a stand out season.

Ben Kirkpatrick – Gore

Good shooter with a nice feel for the game. 

Ty O’Neal – Hilldale

Ty handles and shoots the ball well for a bigger guy and has led or been near the top of each stat on the team for the past three years. 

Javontae Campbell – Muskogee

Defended the best players and scored on the best defenders while leading in points and steals.

Ashton Walters – Okay

Hard worker that will never give up on a play. 

Gabe Hamilton – Oktaha

Just a hard nosed gritty young man who did not  average a ton of points last year but shot a really high percentage. He’s the guy that made tons of big shots. 

Mikey Wright – Porum

He has the potential to have a huge season.

Xavin Lackey – Vian

Was second in scoring, led in rebounds, blocked shots, field goal percentage and third in assists a year ago. Will have to lead a bunch young teammates, but he can with his inside/outside game and high energy. 

Landon Swallow – Warner

He was the team’s leading scorer a year ago and comes into this season ready to be an impact player again.

Daylan Jarrard – Webbers Falls

Daylan is the team leader and has started for three years.

Girls

Allie Anderson – Eufaula

She was the leading scorer last year and point guard who has improved a lot from her freshman to sophomore year.

Jenna Whiteley – Fort Gibson

Talented shooting guard, who garnered All-Tournament honors for the 2021 State Tournament as the fifth leading scorer.

Ralea Brooksher – Gore

Ralea is going to be a great asset to this year’s team on both ends of the floor and with her leadership skills along with her talent.

Lynzi Kelley – Haskell

She has started at point guard since a freshman and is now a junior. She is a really talented athlete that also has started at shortstop since a freshman for softball team 

Riley Barnoskie and Neveah Johnson – Hilldale

Neveah has accepted a scholarship to Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. She is a two year returning starter. Riley is an athletic player and the team MVP. She rebounds very well for a guard and is quick and explosive and had some really good games down the stretch last year.

Akira Eubanks – Muskogee

She is an elite shooter with a solid mid-range game. Does a good job using her body to score around the rim. 

Lexi Erb – Okay

At 5’8, she can post up with the best of them, but also bring the ball down the court without issues. 

Ava Scott – Oktaha

Ava was the team’s leading scorer last year as a freshman and is a special player. 

Charmayne Marshall – Porter

An extremely athletic guard who can score, but also is the an outstanding defensive player.

Mallory Barrett and Emery Arnold – Porum

Mallory has started since her ninth grade year. She went down last year early with a knee injury, but is ready to bounce back this season. Emery stepped up last year when Mal went out and picked up the slack and led her team in stats. Both girls are outstanding players.

Greenlee Wells – Vian

Greenlee can play all five positions on the floor and she is experienced at all of them. She has the ability to take over a game with her ability to shoot the ball and play the post position. 

Gracy Shieldnight – Wagoner

A strong player who can score, defend, handle the ball, and carry a team on her back. 

Alexis Fowler – Warner

Alexis can play on both ends of the court and is the team’s go-to shooting guard who can handle defensive pressure, shoot the 3, take you to the basket, and shoot a great jumper. 

Samantha Shanks – Webbers Falls

Shanks is a complete player, can play any position. 

Unsung Heroes

Basketball

Boys

Justis James – Eufaula

Justis is a returning starter with solid guard skills and he gained much needed strength this off season.

Jackson Glasby – Fort Gibson

Does anything asked of him to make the team better

Michael Delossantos – Hilldale

Michael sets the example for physical, hard play on the team. 

Joe Campbell – Muskogee

Played every position during his high school career even when undersized, and he’ll get to show more of his perimeter game this year. 

Duckee Swimmer – Okay

This young man will be able to run the floor and has the ability to post you up. 

Jake Blackwell – Oktaha

Jake is a tough nosed player that never feels the situation is too big for him.

Girls

Jordas McClish – Eufaula

She plays positions 1-4 and can defend all those positions as well.

Jordan Hayes – Fort Gibson

Jordan can play every position on the floor and is a tremendous leader.

Tori Brown – Hilldale

Tori is a senior leader with a terrific sense of humor and is always uplifting her teammates and cheering them on. 

Jakayla Swanson – Muskogee

High IQ, High Character player, that makes the team go on both ends of the floor. 

Bailey Walters – Okay

This senior is the vocal and team leader. Basketball isn’t her favorite sport, but when she plays, she leaves it all on the floor. 

Addie Focht – Oktaha

Great teammate and kid that works hard every single day to make herself and everyone else in the gym better. 

Cambri Pawpa – Wagoner

Point guard who is a floor general, loves to make players around her better, and can shoot the three. 

Underclassmen to Watch

Basketball

Boys

Talon Weaver – Eufaula

He has a nice offensive skill set to build on. Expect to see him grow and develop in the  program.

Cooper Wicks – Fort Gibson

Wicks is a great team player and is an outstanding teammate.

Cole Leach – Hilldale

Big, strong young man who has an excellent work ethic.

Bryce Thornton – Muskogee

Works hard on his game, can shoot the ball and is becoming a better defender and scorer all around. 

Diezel Davis – Okay

This young man has put in more work than anyone this summer and is ready to reap the benefits of his hard work.

Maddox Edwards – Oktaha

Maddox is a gritty player. He can shoot it and he has spent a lot of time getting better.

Girls

Addy Whiteley – Fort Gibson

Talented freshman who can shoot with range and also attack to score.

Catelin King – Hilldale

Catelin is a strong and athletic guard who is an inside and outside scorer. She is a hard working, vocal leader and the team expects big things from her this season. 

Malaysia Burton – Muskogee

Athletic guard that can score the ball and is a solid defender. 

Alex Collins – Okay

This is a young freshman that has some height, but can handle the ball. She is a versatile player that works her tail off every game. 

Ryleigh Bacon – Oktaha

Ryleigh got a lot of minutes as a freshman and this year as a sophomore, she is expected to make a big impact on the team.

Ellee Bryant – Wagoner

Great shooting guard who loves to defend players who out size her, can get to the basket and finish strong. 

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