Edmond Memorial basketball player Shaquille Morris will announce his college decision live on NewsOK.com/Sports at 5 p.m. Monday.
The 6-foot-8 senior power forward will decide between Wichita State, Oral Roberts, Lamar and Florida Gulf Coast. Several other schools, including Tulsa, Tulane and Fresno State have been involved in his recruiting over the last year.
Morris was a key player for Edmond Santa Fe the last two seasons, but moved to Memorial during the summer, where he will team with point guard Jordan Woodard, an Oklahoma commit.
Morris averaged 13.0 points and 5.6 rebounds as a junior last season.
JEFFERSON EXPECTED BACK
Senior Dale Jefferson has been one of quarterback Justice Hansen's most explosive targets on offense for Edmond Santa Fe.
Friday, in a critical game against Norman that figured to decide the District 6A-4 title, Jefferson had to watch from the sideline after suffering a shoulder injury in the Wolves' game a week earlier against Lawton.
Santa Fe coach Lance Manning said he expected Jefferson to play this weekend when his team faces Edmond Memorial. A win would clinch the district title.
Jefferson has 404 yards and four touchdowns receiving, averaging more than 16 yards per catch.
PAULS VALLEY HUNTING DISTRICT TITLE
Two more wins and Pauls Valley will capture its first district crown since 2001.
The Panthers remained unbeaten in district play with a 57-41 thrashing of Atoka on Thursday night.
The game wasn't as close as the final score indicated. Pauls Valley led 34-7 after the first quarter, and the Panthers pulled their starters early in the contest.
Still, the Panthers put up some gaudy offensive numbers. Quarterback Joe Foster was 5 for 5 passing for 209 yards and four touchdowns.
Wide receiver Dewayne Sanders had two receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Running back J.C. Eyabi rushed for 154 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns.
The Panthers must play on the road the last two weeks of the season against the other two district title contenders: Plainview, which has one district loss, and Madill, which also is unbeaten in district play.
First up is Plainview, and Pauls Valley coach John Inman said the Indians are a team with a lot of speed.
“We will have to scheme them well defensively and more than anything else tackle well in space,” he said.
“They don't have any Justin Blackmons, but they have five or six kids that run really well. They are very fast at their skill positions.”
NOBLE CLOSE TO PLAYOFFS
Noble's win Thursday night at Tulsa Hale has the Bears on the brink of a playoff berth for the first time since 2007.
Noble scored twice on runs by Jimmy Wood in the fourth quarter to complete the come-from-behind win, 20-13.
With Tulsa Memorial, Tulsa Kelley and McAlester already having clinched the top three spots in District 5A-3 in some order, the battle for the final spot figures to come down to the final week, when Noble travels to Shawnee.
By Scott Wright, Ryan Aber and Ed Godfrey