The 2019-20 Boy’s High School basketball season is absolutely stuffed with talent across the metro area. With four/five stars, deep benches, and talented underclassmen, this season could go so many different ways. In NO order of classification or conferences, here’s our official Top Ten rankings of teams in, or near, the METRO area:
1. Southmoore (Class 6A)
The Sabercats have to be the undisputed number one, and have a solid case to be number one in the entire state. The duo of Jordan Thompson and Sam Godwin has yet to be stopped, and will be a difficult task to pull that off. The bench is deep and they are well coached, a fun bunch to watch.
2. Edmond Memorial (Class 6A)
Edmond Memorial has had a great start to the season and are only getting better. They have three ranked wins and their only loss came at the hands of, none other than, Southmoore. Sean Pedulla has a case for best point guard in the state and JV Seat is a solid big man that can play guard too.
3. Midwest City (Class 6A)
Midwest City has the best offense in the state of Oklahoma, averaging a whopping 80 points per game. Christian Cook is the leader of this squad and he’s turning heads after a great summer. They also have a stud underclassman in Kevin Overton who can really do it all. Makale Smith runs the show for the offense and is a talented point guard. The Bombers have started the season 3-0 with three ranked wins, one by 50 points.
4. Del City (Class 5A)
Del City came out of the gates hot to start the season, going four for four, all four ranked wins. They could be a dark horse to really compete in the Tournament of Champions. Led by stars Nate Goodlow and Demontreal Crutchfield, they have the fire power to continue to move up in everyone’s rankings throughout the year.
5. Heritage Hall (Class 4A)
When thinking of Heritage Hall, you immediately think of one of the best players in the entire state: Trey Alexander. Trey has been on another level lately, and that has been the main reason there hasn’t been a big time drop off from last years consistent senior class. They have shooting off the bench and a solid scoring option with Jack Spanier, but this team will go as far as Alexander takes them.
6. Kingfisher (Class 4A)
Kingfisher is a difficult team to judge so far this year, mainly because of their strength of schedule. Their closest game was a 19 point victory, and the rest have been nowhere near close against unranked teams. They have two of the most talented players in the entire state in Bijan Cortes and Matthew Stone, and these two alone could beat a lot of teams. The loss of Sternberger will surely be felt, but Cortes will definitely weather the storm.
7. Carl Albert (Class 5A)
Carl Albert’s record may not be what they were hoping for, but two losses at the hands of top five teams are forgivable. The Titans have yet to score below 60 in a game and are a very fun, explosive team to watch. Guard James Lock has been on fire lately and when he gets going from deep, this team is very dangerous.
8. Edmond North (Class 6A)
Edmond North is a talented, young basketball team. Unfortunately, their cross town rival has their number, as their losses have both been to Edmond Memorial. Landry Harris is a great, competitive point guard who is fast with the ball in his hands, and they have do-it-all star Dalonte Shannon. The Huskies have room to improve, but they are a solid squad.
9. PC North (Class 6A)
Putnam City North checks in at #9 after their 5-1 start to the season. They have had more close games than anyone on this list, but it’s done the job. Tobias Roland is the driving force behind this Panther squad, but they too have a deep bench. Nobody has a better twin duo like PCN with Jeff and Josh Nwankwo, who are huge assets. Freshman Jeremiah Johnson has been great to start the season and they can only get better. Winning close, tough games provide experience that no practice could ever simulate!
10. Millwood (Class 3A)
Millwood lost a close, close game to Heritage Hall but has really impressed to start out the season. Isaiah Williams is an absolute stud and powers this team offensively and defensively. He can shoot and drive, and finishes over everyone with his length. Myles Jeffries is a fantastic second piece for this Millwood squad and he can really shoot it. The Falcons are fast and aggressive and the odds on favorite to win the 3A state title.
Other notables on the cusp of a top ten ranking:
11. John Marshall
12. Putnam City High
13. Norman North
14. Putnam City West
New rankings will come out January 6th, 2020.