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Trey Alexander, Heritage Hall

Height: 6-4

Position: Forward

Class: Sophomore

The story: Trey Alexander poured in 24 points per game, marking his spot as one of the state’s most dynamic scorers. His smooth shooting stroke forces defenses to collapse on him, letting him find teammates for open shots. He was pivotal in Heritage Hall’s 46-game win streak, which began his freshman season.

Kalib Boone, Tulsa Memorial

Height: 6-8

Position: Forward

Class: Senior

The story: There wasn’t much Kalib Boone couldn’t do at Tulsa Memorial. A buzzer beater against El Reno in the Class 5A semifinals secured the Chargers spot in the title game, where they won their third straight championship. The Oklahoma State signee averaged 17.2 points per game while nabbing 12.5 rebounds and more than four blocks a night.

Keylan Boone, Tulsa Memorial

Height: 6-7

Position: Forward

Class: Senior

The story: Keylan Boone’s senior season flashed his potential, as he built on an already impressive high school career to help Tulsa Memorial capture its third consecutive Class 5A state title. An Oklahoma State signee, Boone had one of the cleanest shots in the game, though his frame allowed him to dominate down low. He scored 16.1 points per game while grabbing 8.5 rebounds.

Jett Sternberger

Height: 6-2

Position: Guard

Class: Senior

The story: Whether it was his silky shot or defensive prowess, Jett Sternberger was a key cog in Kingfisher’s state title run. He helped the Yellowjackets avenge a loss last season to Heritage Hall in the Class 4A state title game. As talented as the Rogers State signee was offensively, he helped lead a Kingfisher defense that allowed the fewest points in state tournament history.

Player of the Year

Micah Thomas, Putnam North

Height: 6-0

Position: Guard

Class: Senior

The story: Micah Thomas and Putnam North didn’t have an unblemished regular-season record, but his sheer dominance helped bring a silver ball home. He averaged 29.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game this season, and he averaged nearly 36 points during the state tournament. Thomas, whose recruitment is open, scored 44 points in the state semifinals to help knock off top-seeded Edmond Memorial.

Coach of the Year

Jared Reese, Kingfisher

The story: Jared Reese preached defense, and his players delivered. In the state tournament, Kingfisher didn’t allow more than 39 points and allowed only 109 points in three games. The Yellowjackets defeated Heritage Hall for a Class 4A title, getting revenge for a loss in last season’s title game to the Chargers.

Adam Kemp, staff writer

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Adam Kemp

Adam Kemp is the Higher Education reporter for The Oklahoman and Newsok.com. Kemp grew up in Oklahoma City before attending Oklahoma State University. Kemp has interned for the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette and covered Oklahoma State Football... Read more ›

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