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Putnam City North's Micah Thomas named Big Ten Conference Player of Year

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Micah Thomas' run in state state tournament was nothing short of special.

The Putnam City North star helped the Panthers advance to the title game. Because of his great performances throughout the season, he was named Big Ten Conference Player of the Year on Tuesday. 

Last season, Thomas helped Putnam City North win the Class 6A state title.

Midwest City's JD Ray won Offensive Player of the Year honors while Putnam City West's Rondel Walker garnered Defensive Player of the Year. Putnam City's KD Jolly won Newcomer of the Year, and Lawton's Ashawnti Hunter captured Rookie of the Year.

Putnam City West coach Lenny Bert was named Coach of the Year. He helped guide the Patriots to the Class 6A state tournament, where it fell to eventual champion Tulsa Booker T. Washington.

Here is the complete All-Conference team:

Player of the Year: Micah Thomas, Putnam City North

Coach of the Year: Lenny Bert, Putnam City West

Offensive Player of the Year: JD Ray, Midwest City

Defensive Player of the Year: Rondel Walker, Putnam City West

Newcomer of the Year: KD Jolly, Putnam City

Rookie of the Year: Ashawnti Hunter, Lawton

First team

JD Ray, Midwest City; Rondel Walker, Putnam City West; Antonio Gordon, Lawton Eisenhower; Nate Goodlow, Del City; Tre Carolina, Putnam City

Second team

Ashawnti Hunter, Lawton; KD Jolly, Putnam City; Makale Smith, Midwest City; Tobias Roland, Putnam City North; Mark Berry, Lawton Eisenhower

Third team

Christian Cook, Midwest City; MJ Warrior, Putnam City West; Kobe Higgins, Del City; Trentez Scales, Putnam City West; Alfred Alkannama, Putnam City; Abraham Rodriguez, Enid

Honorable mention

Putnam City North: Jeff Nwankwo, Kayhon Russell, Malachi White, Josh Nwankwo; Enid: Carlos Menefield, Cyson Mathis, Carter Owens; Del City: Demontreal Crutchfield, Jeff Foreman, Kyren Williams, Jack Foreman; Midwest City: Jacobi Johnson, Elliot Janish, Kevin Overton; Putnam City West: Shelby Sampleton, Jaylen Rainey; Choctaw: Jordan Mukes, Anthony Bowen, Tyler Howard, Eric Gooden Jr.; Putnam City: Shayon Janloo, Tavy Dawson, Fidel Anyabolu, Davion Rucker; Lawton Eisenhower: Marquise Haliburton

Related Photos
Putnam City North's Micah Thomas (5) grabs a rebound next to Edmond Memorial's Parker Clarida (11) during a Class 6A boys semifinal game between Edmond Memorial and Putnam City North in the state high school basketball tournament at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, March 8, 2019. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Putnam City North's Micah Thomas (5) grabs a rebound next to Edmond Memorial's Parker Clarida (11) during a Class 6A boys semifinal game between Edmond Memorial and Putnam City North in the state high school basketball tournament at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Okla., Friday, March 8, 2019. Photo...

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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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