– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT
Every Sunday, OKPreps will take a look at the best performances from the previous week in high school basketball. Each week, we’ll narrow down all the top performances to the top five. You can now vote for the “Fan’s Favorite” Player Of The Week. You can vote as many times as you want for your pick and the voting will end at Noon on Tuesday. The winner will be crowned on Tuesday afternoon. The staff selection will be made every Monday with a feature of the winner coming out on the same day. To nominate a player, email Michael.Knight@OKPreps.com with the player and their stat line for that week. Here’s a look at this week’s candidates.
ANTONIO GORDON – LAWTON EISENHOWER
Junior forward Antonio Gordon was the star for the Eagles this week as they went 3-0 and improved to 8-1 on the year. In a win over 6A power Midwest City, it was their first action on the court since December 15th. They showed no signs of rust, as they won 84-80. Gordon finished with 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. In their win over Lawton Mac on Friday, Gordon finished with 42 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. 26 of his 42 points came in the second half as they outscored the Highlanders 59-25 after halftime. In a Saturday win over Enid, Gordon added 29 points and 7 rebounds.
JACE PRATT – SPERRY
Sperry sharpshooter Jace Pratt was at it again as Sperry went 2-0 this week with wins over Perry and a big showdown with Okmulgee. Pratt was consistent with 24 points in their 65-49 win over Perry and then dropped 23 in the 55-53 win over Okmulgee. The Pirates have things going in the right direction as we move past the halfway mark of the regular season. Since starting 0-2 at the Tournament Of Champions, the Pirates have won four consecutive games and have looked very good in the process. If Pratt is knocking down shots, like he was able to do this week, the Pirates are going to be a tough team to beat in March.
KAMRON BRICE – McLAIN
McLain has to be considered a serious threat in Class 4A and the scariest part about the Titans is they don’t appear to be on everybody’s radar. In the latest 4A rankings, the Titans were on the outside looking in. Kamron Brice gives McLain a reason to be a threat in the 4A playoff picture. Brice and the Titans went 1-1 this week in the tough Green Country Conference. They fell 72-58 on Tuesday to Booker T Washington. Brice was still able to score 25 points. They followed that up with a thrilling 86-80 win over Hale. Brice finished with 41 points as they outscored the Rangers 32-13 in the final quarter to win.
MASON HARRELL – CARL ALBERT
Carl Albert senior guard Mason Harrell added another chapter to his legend as a high school basketball standout. The Titans had back to back road games on Thursday and Friday against Ponca City and Heritage Hall respectively. Harrell didn’t let the road tests slow him down. He went for 52 points in their 107-52 win over Ponca City on Thursday night. He followed that up with another 52 point performance on Friday as the Titans fell short to Heritage Hall in an overtime classic. To watch the entire game with Heritage Hall, check out the replay Right Here.
RAY’QUAN ELLIOTT – HALE
Another standout in that thrilling McLain-Hale showdown was Hale’s Ray’Quan Elliott. Despite the loss, Elliott showed out once again as he has the Rangers considered a threat to cause some havoc in Class 5A this season. Elliott scored 43 points in the loss to the Titans but it was what he did earlier in the week that was more impressive. Elliott went off in their 103-79 win over Webster. He dropped 52 points in their blowout win over Webster. Before Mason Harrell had back to back 52-point nights, it was Elliott dropping 50+ points on Tuesday night.