As previously covered the current top 5 in the Class of 2025 features prospects that have clear physical and skill traits that translate to the next level. While the next grouping of 6-10 are a group of guards that many…
As previously covered the current top 5 in the Class of 2025 features prospects that have clear physical and skill traits that translate to the next level. While the next grouping of 6-10 are a group of guards that many are already producing at a high level, or look prime to be among the most productive players in the state this winter.
Now, here’s a look at 11-15 on the current list. Which has diversity when it comes to the type of prospects, there’s some intriguing upside, good production and a newcomer to the state.
#11, 6’5 Point Forward, Broken Arrow
Howell remains one of the higher ceiling prospects in the class. His combination of size, athleticism and developing skills hint at a future that could have him become a dynamic lead guard with elite size. The production this spring and summer did not match his potential, so what he produces for Broken Arrow this winter will be very telling for his development. The Tigers are expected to be the top contender from the east side for 6A, and if Howell can put together consistent big performances he’ll not only rise in the rankings, but he’ll have a chance to help Broken Arrow to their first Gold Ball since 1997.
#12, 6’5 Combo Forward, Edmond Santa Fe
Continuing the theme of upside prospects with strong physical traits, Alsup is a lanky forward with intriguing promise as an inside and outside producer. He earned some minutes as a freshman on the Class 6A Semifinalist Wolves, then got a crash course against some of the best regional and national competition with Team Trae Young Elite. With a bigger role waiting him in high school, it still looks like his best traits are that of a high motor, athletic presence around the rim. But there is some perimeter promise thanks to his athleticism, especially as a defender.
#13, 6’1 Guard,
After a productive freshman season for tradition rich Douglass in Oklahoma City, Ballard enjoyed a strong start to his spring before an ankle injury derailed his AAU season. Throughout the summer, it seemed like that the crafty scoring guard never fully regained his pre injury form. Like many OKC guards, he flourishes in transition and creating chaos on the defensive end. He’s a strong finisher when driving and when defenses sag off he’ll make them pay from beyond the arc.
#14, 6’4 Guard, Mustang
Often players that are more potential than production are raw athletes that might not have the best skillset, feel or motor. Miller is a bit different, as there’s a case to be made to put him among the most skilled players in this class. But it’s clear he’s still growing into his body and that has limited some of his effectiveness. He’s a lanky guard, who as his body matures hopefully should add more natural strength that will help him flourish on the court.
Throughout the summer, Miller improved off the bounce as he did better with handling the strength and quickness of the opposition. The evolution of his driving ability is exciting, as Miller is one of the best shooters in the class. Mustang will need a second scorer to step up this winter, and it’s very possible that Miller regularlly scores in double figures this winter and is regarded as one the most improved players in this class.
#15, 5’10 Point Guard, Yukon
A newcomer to this state, highlight videos and other scouting reports through the network have Baker marked as an exciting prospect to see in person this winter. From Desoto (TX), the dynamic lead guard played this past summer with Dallas Showtyme, which has long been on of the top programs in the region. When looking at video and his stats from Prep Hoop’s Live Finale in Atlanta this past July, it’s clear Baker has the quickness and craftiness to consistently to the get rim and finish among traffic. It’ll be interesting to watch how he blends what looks to be great natural scoring instincts, with creation for others. Which is something that smaller guards often need to do to standout to college coaches.