2026 Guards Making an Impact in 6A
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An early marker for success for freshman is how they fit into rotations in Oklahoma’s largest classification. While there have been a handful of other guards that have started to make an impact throughout the season, here’s a group of…
An early marker for success for freshman is how they fit into rotations in Oklahoma’s largest classification. While there have been a handful of other guards that have started to make an impact throughout the season, here’s a group of 5 that have caught the eye during a few different viewings.
On team built on the shooting and ball movement of upperclassmen, it would be easy to confuse the freshman with one of their juniors and seniors. Which is a compliment to the maturity in Brammer’s game. He doesn’t force the issue, but still finds a way to make an impact, as evident by the regular double figures in scoring he’s had this season. In the handful of Southmoore games seen in person, the freshman has done most of his damage off the dribble with a mixture of pull ups and drives. But he did have a recent 5 three pointers in the second half performance. The freshman has the look of a four year starter, that will challenge records in the Southmoore record book.
Often shooters get pigeon holed as players that can be attacked on the defensive end, that is not the case for the young Ram. Williams already has a big moment, with a game winner from three against Bartlesville in recent weeks. But it’s steadiness and intensity on the defensive end that is what elevates him as a prospect. In multiple games throughout the season, he’s won 1v1 reps against various upperclassmen that have been encouraging for his college potential. With parents that played at the highest levels (Dad at Tulsa, Mom at Oklahoma State) chances are the still growing, crafty and gritty guard matures into one of the top prospects in this class.
A quick guard, Wilks is a great example of the full 94 feet mentality that is often prevalent in younger guards. On the defensive end he has a great mixture of using his quickness and understanding of angles to pressure and turn ball handlers. While also mixing in active hands for steal and deflections, which leads to instant offense. A good passer as well, continuing to improve as a shooter and scorer in the half court will be the next step for this dynamic young guard.
In the conversation for best pure shooter in the class, Denson has been an impressive marksman in every viewing of Midwest City this season. He understands his role as a sharpshooter, stretching defenses with the ability to quickly string together makes. When they do close out, he plays within his role but has shown a little bit of juice to attack. Sometimes it’s hitting in the midrange, but in a viewing last week he had a couple nice drives against a big Choctaw front line.
Another top shooter, Sanders has been automatic when left open for the Hornets. With range that extends a few feet past the three point line. The freshman’s older brother Isaiah Sanders was one of the more productive combo guards in Oklahoma’s Class of 2021, hinting at a future of the younger brother developing into more of an all around threat.