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Tulsa Washington's Bryce Thompson named state's Gatorade Player of Year

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Tulsa Booker T. Washington guard Bryce Thompson captured a Class 6A state title on Saturday. 

Friday, he was named the Oklahoma Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Thompson is the third recipient from Tulsa Washington to garner the award.

The 6-foot-5, 185-pound junior led the Hornets to a 26-2 record. Thompson tallied 19.6 points, 5.2 assists, 5 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game this season. He is touted as one of the nation's top recruits in the 2020 class.

“Thompson is a special player with some special talent,” Muskogee coach Josh Berry said in a release. “He’s a great shooter and he’s gotten very good at distributing the basketball as well. He really keeps the pressure on the defense and is so dangerous in the open court.”

The award recognizes athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character on and off the court. Thompson also receives a $1,000 grant to award to a local or national youth sports organization. He is a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year, which will be announced later in March.

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Booker T. Washington's Bryce Thompson yells in celebration with teammates Michael McHenry and Seth Hurd sing their school's song after their OSSAA quarterfinal win over Putnam City West and Booker T. Washington at Catoosa High School on Thursday, March 7, 2019. IAN MAULE/Tulsa World

Booker T. Washington's Bryce Thompson yells in celebration with teammates Michael McHenry and Seth Hurd sing their school's song after their OSSAA quarterfinal win over Putnam City West and Booker T. Washington at Catoosa High School on Thursday, March 7, 2019. IAN MAULE/Tulsa World

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Cameron Jourdan

Cameron Jourdan joined The Oklahoman in March 2019 to cover high school sports. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He had an internships with The Oklahoman and Stillwater News Press. During his time at OSU, Cameron served in... Read more ›

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