– BY MICHAEL KNIGHT
Every Sunday, OKPreps will take a look at the best performances from the previous week. We’ll narrow it down to five candidates and open it up so you can 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 Wednesday. The winner will be crowned on Wednesday afternoon. The staff selection for the Bravado Wireless Player Of The Week will be made every Monday with a video feature of the winner coming out on Tuesday. Here’s a look at this week’s candidates.
ANTHONY PRITCHARD – GUARD
Webster guard Anthony Pritchard was named MVP of the Sperry tournament after leading the Warriors to the tournament title. Pritchard averaged 26.3 points per game as the Warriors beat Glenpool, Grove and Beggs to capture the tournament title. The Warriors started the year 2-5 before winning three straight games to capture the tournament championship. Pritchard scored 30 points in the title game as the Warriors beat Beggs 69-65.
GEM SUMMERS – GUARD
The Victory Christian Lady Conquerors are hands down off to one of the best starts to this season. When they captured the Inola Tourney title last week, they beat 5A’s #1 Coweta and 4A’s #1 Fort Gibson. This week, they beat Metro Christian on Tuesday and followed that up with a 10-point win over 3A’s #1 Tahlequah Sequoyah. Leading the way this week was guard Gem Summers. He scored 13 points in the win over Metro and 24 points in the win over Sequoyah.
KALIB BOONE – FORWARD
Memorial forward and Oklahoma State signee Kalib Boone is off to a great start to his senior campaign. Boone and the Chargers won three straight at the Veterans Arena Invitational. They opened it up by beating one of the best teams in Arkansas. Boone averaged 15 points and 10.6 rebounds per game as the Chargers went 3-0. Boone also averaged 3.3 blocks per game during the Invitational. Boone and the Chargers will face McLain and Central this week.
LAUREN FIELDS – GUARD
Shawnee’s girls team is off to an undefeated start and scored wins over 5A’s #1 Piedmont and followed that up with an overtime win over 6A’s #8 Ponca City. In their win over Piedmont, Fields would lead the Lady Wolves with 19 points. She led the way again on Friday night in their overtime win after scoring 17 points. Shawnee has one road test against Ada before taking part in the Duncan tournament at the end of the month. Fields and the Lady Wolves are off to a great start to the 2018-2019 season.
TRE CAROLINA – GUARD
Putnam City had one of the best weeks during the early part of the 2018 season. The Pirates knocked off not one, but both of their rivals on the road in a huge week. Up first, they beat Putnam City North 80-76. They followed that up with a win over #1 and previously unbeaten Putnam City West 69-67. Guard Tre Carolina led the Pirates, averaging 23 points per game in the two wins. They scored 26 points in the win over PC North and then dropped 20 points in the win over PC West.