Edmond Memorial's James Woodard and Lawton Eisenhower's D'Andre Wright are among a trio of players to withdraw from the All-State boys basketball game. The pair of incoming freshmen at Tulsa will be replaced by Deer Creek's Garrett Hermanski and Ardmore's Travis Galbreath on the Large West team.
On the Large East roster, Victory Christian's L.J. Ross is being replaced by Kansas' Corey Cowan.
The All-State boys basketball games begin with the small-school game at 7 p.m. Thursday at Oral Roberts University's Mabee Center. The large-school game is scheduled for 8:30.
TULSA WASHINGTON'S PARKER TO ANNOUNCE AUG. 19
Tulsa Washington basketball standout Juwan Parker announced online that Memphis, Georgia and Stanford are his final three college choices, and he'll commit on Aug. 19.
Parker, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard and a two-time selection to The Oklahoman's Super 5 team, has more than 20 scholarship offers, including Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Tulsa.
He will announce his decision on the National Recruiting Spotlight blog, where he also revealed his final three choices.
Memphis and Georgia were among the first programs to offer Parker a scholarship, and Stanford joined the race late, because of the stringent academic standards at the school, according to Parker.
Parker has averaged a double-double over his last two seasons. His summer was cut short because of a toe injury that required surgery.
BAKER TAKES OVER AT CARNEGIE
Jack Baker, who spent four years as an assistant at Millwood before spending the last two seasons at Putnam City, has taken over as the head football coach at Carnegie.
After dropping its first three games last season, Carnegie won 10 in a row before falling to eventual champion Wayne in the Class A semifinals.
Carnegie lost many of its key contributors from last year's team.
“We've got some guys who don't have the experience, but we've got some good talent coming up,” Baker said.
NEW COACHES AT TOP VOLLEYBALL PROGRAMS
Three of the best volleyball programs in the metro area have new coaches for the fall season.
At Edmond North, Tanna Smith was not retained, despite leading her team to the state finals last season. Her void was filled by Kimo Aweau, who has been a coach for Oklahoma Peak, the state's top volleyball club.
Edmond Memorial lost highly successful coach Edgar Miraku to Central Oklahoma, but the school kept some continuity, promoting Miraku's assistant, Natalie Murray.
Murray has been coaching in the Edmond school system since 2006, including the last two seasons at Memorial.
And at Bishop McGuinness, Kristy Ellis stepped down to pursue a second Master's degree. She has been replaced by Teddi Roy, the mother of former McGuinness player Mary Kate Roy, who graduated in the spring. This is Teddi Roy's first varsity coaching job.