Barry Lewis' Hot List
BY BARRY LEWIS World Sports Writer
Monday, January 14, 2013
1/14/13 at 5:29 AM
Players to watch
Brady Bradbury, Adair: The World All-State football second-team selection also is a standout on the basketball court. A 5-foot-10 guard, he averages 23.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists. He connects on 37 percent of his 3-pointers and 83 percent on free throws.
Shake Milton, Owasso: The 6-4 sophomore had 37 points in the Skiatook Invitational title game. Also had 31 points in a victory over Sapulpa last Tuesday. In four wins last week, he averaged 22 points.
Blake Teel, Sperry: The 5-10 senior guard had 24 points, 21 assists, 18 rebounds and 14 steals in two victories last week for the Pirates, who are 12-1 and ranked No. 5 in 3A. For the season, Teel is averaging 15 points, 5.5 rebounds, 7 assists and 6.2 steals.
Devaunta Thomas, Hale: An all-around standout for the Rangers. The 6-5 senior forward averages 22.5 points and 9.6 rebounds. He shoots 51 percent from the field and 78 percent on free throws.
Allonzo Trier, NOAH: His best games have come against the best teams. The 6-4 sophomore guard had 44 points, including 32 in the second half, against 6A No. 5 Owasso on Saturday. Earlier this season, he had 64 points against 6A No. 7 Bartlesville and 49 points against 5A No. 1 Memorial.
Teams to watch
Ketchum (15-0): The 2A No. 8 Warriors kept rolling with their most impressive week of the season as they won the Locust Grove Invitational. Jeylyn Sharpe had 71 points, 37 rebounds and 12 blocks in three games.
Jenks (8-3): The 6A No. 6 Trojans won the Muskogee Bedouin Shrine Classic large-school bracket with a 53-39 victory over Muskogee on Saturday. Jacob Seidel, coming back from a two-game suspension, led the Trojans with 14 points and was named to the all-tournament team along with teammate Luke Phillips.
Victory Christian (11-1): Chris Crawford had 63 points, 12 rebounds and nine steals in three games to lead the 4A No. 3 Conquerors to the Beggs tournament title.
Games to watch
Memorial (10-2) at Edison (6-5) (Tuesday): The new Edison Preparatory Athletic Center hosts the midtown rivalry for the first time. Top-ranked 5A Memorial won 64-49 on Dec. 14, but 5A No. 5 Edison was without standout guard Don Simmons, who is expected to return for the rematch from a suspension. Cox cable 3 will televise the game. The pick: Memorial, 58-54.
Union (5-3) at Broken Arrow (7-1) (Tuesday): Union has swept two games from Broken Arrow in each of the past two seasons. Broken Arrow has won seven in a row. The pick: Broken Arrow, 51-50.
Memorial (10-2) at Booker T. Washington (6-6) (Friday): The Hornets have made it to .500 for the first time this season after an 0-3 start. The pick: Memorial, 66-60.
Ask the writer
Whatever happened to 2009 Tulsa World state player of the year Bryson Pope of Jenks?
After playing two seasons at the University of Tulsa, Pope transferred to Kent State (10-6), where the junior is averaging 5.6 points and 3.9 rebounds in 21 minutes per game, primarily coming off the bench.
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