Boys Basketball Preview: Players to Watch
BY BARRY LEWIS, Worls Sports Writer
Monday, January 07, 2013
1/07/13 at 5:32 AM
Juwan Parker, B.T. Washington
The 6-4 senior, who was the Tulsa World's state player of the year as a sophomore in 2011, is on pace for his highest scoring season. He is averaging 23.4 points for the Hornets, who finished third in the Oklahoma Tournament of Champions. The Georgia signee is a major impact player who is at his best in the biggest games. Will need to provide more scoring this season to boost the Hornets into the 6A state tournament.
Allonzo Trier, NOAH
It has already been a big season for the 6-3 sophomore, who scored 64 points in an overtime win against 6A No. 7 Bartlesville on Dec. 22 at the Mabee Center and had a dunk at Siloam Springs (Ark.) reach No. 3 on ESPN's SportsCenter Top 10 list. Also had 49 points in a loss against 5A No. 2 Memorial. Last season, he led the state with 1,043 points in 46 games for the OKC Storm. A major-college prospect who is averaging 31 points per game.
Jakob Hartsock, Bartlesville
The 6-8 center, who was a World metro first-team selection last season as he led the Bruins to their first 6A state tournament since 2006, is off to an impressive start in his senior year. The Brigham Young signee is averaging 19.7 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
Jacob Richardson, Porter
The 6-foot senior guard is averaging 31.9 points and 7.9 rebounds. Set a school single-game record with 47 points last month. Was a World metro third-team selection last season when he averaged 24 points per game.
Colin Belveal, Berryhill
A 5-11 sophomore sharpshooter who could lead the No. 9 Chiefs to the 4A state tournament. Averages 18.3 points per game. Connects on 45 percent of his 3-pointers and 92 percent of his free throws. Averages 2.9 assists.
JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World file photo
Bartlesville center Jakob Hartsock has signed to play at Brigham Young. JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World file photo