The 2016-2017 basketball season is in the books. It’s time to take a look at some of the best basketball players in the state. Here are the finalists for this year’s OKPreps Player Of The Year Award. We’ll announce the winner in two weeks. You can vote every day for the Fan’s Choice Award. Vote for your selection early and often! Here’s a look at the finalists.
Ana Llanusa – Guard – Choctaw
Choctaw guard and Oklahoma signee Ana Llanusa led the Lady Jackets to the state championship after averaging 20 points per game. Llanusa put her team on her back several times during their state title run.
Ce’Nara Skanes – Forward – Putnam City West
The Putnam City West junior helped lead the Lady Patriots back to the state tournament after averaging nearly 20 points per game. Skanes is a complete threat on the court, she can handle the ball and has a nice touch on her jump shot.
Delaney Nix – Guard – Tahlequah
On a roster that doesn’t have a single senior, Delaney Nix is the best of a young group in Tahlequah. She can absolutely fill it up scoring the basketball. She also does a great job getting her teammates involved.
Gabby Gregory – Forward – Holland Hall
The only sophomore to make the list on the boys or girls side, Holland Hall’s Gabby Gregory without a doubt has a very bright future. She led Holland Hall to their first ever appearance in the state tournament, averaging 23 points per game.
Ja’Mee Asberry – Guard – East Central
After so many heartbreaks in the championship game, East Central finally got it done with a title this year. That happened in large part to Ja’Mee Asberry, one of the more electrifying point guards in the state. She could be the best defensive guard in the state.
J’Sades Ainsworth – Guard – Ardmore
On a team full of young talent, J’Sades Ainsworth emerged as one of the top juniors in Oklahoma. She averaged well over 20 points per game and led the Lady Tigers all the way to the state championship game.
Keni Jo Lippe – Guard – Adair
The ORU signee led Adair back to the state tournament. She also broke former ORU All American Kevi Luper’s Adair record for most points in a career. In fact, she shattered the record and set it at new heights that may never be touched.
Maddison Collyer – Guard – Harrah
Maddison Collyer has had a great career at Harrah but something was missing. That elusive state championship. She helped lead the Lady Panthers to the gold ball and had a great game in their upset of #1 and previously unbeaten Fort Gibson.
Misty Dossey – Forward – Comanche
One of the more dominant post players in the state, Misty Dossey led Comanche to an undefeated record and a spot in the 3A title game before losing to Tahlequah Sequoyah. The future is incredibly bright for Dossey and Comanche.
Taylor Roberts – Guard – Classen SAS
What else can you say? No other player in the history of 5-on-5 girls basketball has scored more points in state history. Roberts has been a scoring machine and helped lead Classen SAS to the state tournament this year.