2024 Rankings: Top Newcomers
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On Monday, our ranking updates continued with the 2024 class. You can check out the Top 75 juniors in Oklahoma RIGHT HERE. Throughout the week, we’re taking more of a look at the 2024 class with breakdowns on various prospects throughout the rankings. In this post, we’re taking a look at five prospects that are making their debut in the 2024 prospect rankings. There are quite a few new names on this latest update but these five are the best of the best.
It’s hard to make definitive claims about stats in high school basketball and high school sports in general. But we would have to think that Kingston juniorhas to be near the top of the list if not at the top in terms of players who have finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds this season. Cason has not only been a double-double machine for the Redskins this season, he’s been consistently putting up at least 20 and 10 all year. Cason is definitely a candidate for one of the top breakout stars around Oklahoma from this winter. We didn’t know much about Cason heading into the year but you can’t argue with the production that he’s had at such a consistent level. Close to a year ago, we heard about Cason playing at that pretty consistent level. It also seems like he’s grown three to four inches during that time and has turned into a very intriguing prospect moving forward. We hope to see the small school standout several times during the spring and summer.
Edison 2024 guardwas one of the first “new” names we put on our board when it was time to do this ranking update. The Edison standout has been one of the best players in Class 5A basketball this season and is a big reason why the Eagles are hosting a regional and have a legitimate claim to be a state championship contender. Why is Johnson so special and why can he help lead the Eagles back to the state tournament? He seems to perform at his best under the brightest lights. Johnson is leading the team in scoring but he doesn’t just have games where he fills up the stat sheet against inferior opponents. He does it against the toughest teams that the Eagles have faced this year. Fellow 5A contenders Memorial and Nathan Hale have both come up short on finding a way to slow Johnson down. He also produced and led the team in scoring against 6A’s undefeated Broken Arrow earlier in the season. Performances against the top teams in the state definitely get our attention.
Despite being one of the best programs in Class 6A over the last decade, Putnam City West has felt like one of the more under-appreciated teams in the state this season. Because they struggled against a national schedule, the Patriots have a lower seed going into the playoffs and are a dangerous team to keep an eye on over the next ten days. One of their breakout stars this season has been junior guard. We wrote about Constant a few weeks ago when we put a spotlight on the Patriots heading into the home stretch of the regular season. Constant was more of a role player for PC West last year but he has turned into their leading scorer and shooter from beyond the arc this season. Constant does a lot of his damage from three-point range and the PC West backcourt of Constant and fellow 2024 standouts and is going to be one of the better combinations throughout the Class 6A playoffs. Constant has certainly opened up some eyes this season.
Collinsville junior big manis another forward/center that we’re very intrigued by moving forward. During our last update in September, Brown was on the radar but we hadn’t seen him enough. It only took a few weeks to realize he should have been included. He was dominant at our Top 250 Expo in October and then was impressive again early on in the scrimmage season with Collinsville. The Cardinals have one of the more intriguing first round match-ups on Friday night when they play Tahlequah in the Holland Hall regional. They split the season series with the Tigers and both games were close. It also gives Brown another chance to go head to head with Tahlequah’s talented front court. Like Cason at Kingston, Brown has been a double-double machine this year and has had some really impressive performances. In the Lincoln Christian tournament, Brown had 47 points, 46 rebounds and 19 blocks in three games. He’s a big name to watch moving forward.
Our final newcomer is a prospect that we’ve watched a few times just in the last few weeks. Weatherford’simpressed our staff earlier this month and is part of a Weatherford lineup that has length and a lot of versatility to their games. But for Reherman in particular, he does almost all of his damage in the paint. He can finish at the rim and he is a rebounding machine. Earlier this month, Reherman had the game-clinching block as the Eagles upset Kingfisher in overtime, snapping their lengthy home-winning streak. Reherman has some bounce to his step and get up when he needs to. And as we’ve noted with him in particular in an earlier article, as he continues to develop his game outside the paint, he’s certainly going to be a more intriguing forward prospect to watch moving forward. But for now, we anticipate him dominating the paint as Weatherford looks to contend for the state championship. Not only this year, but for the next several years.