UPDATE: Southeast’s Rashawn Thomas came out on top of the fan voting for Boys Basketball Big All-City Player of the Year. Congratulations to Thomas, who led the Spartans back to state for the first time since 2008.
Edmond Memorial big man Shaquille Morris was announced as The Oklahoman staff’s pick as Big All-City Player of the Year. We will have a story posted online shortly. Thanks to all of you who voted in the poll.
The Oklahoman’s postseason basketball honors will be revealed beginning Sunday and running through April 14, but here’s your chance to weigh in. Each day, we’ll present a poll for fans to vote on their choice for Player of the Year in all the different categories — Little All-City, Big All-City and Super 5, each for boys and girls.
It began on Tuesday with the Little All-City boys fan poll, and continues today with the Big All-City boys. Cast your vote for one of the players below, or write in your own in the “Other” box. The poll will close at 11 a.m. Thursday, when the fans’ choice for Big All-City Player of the Year will be determined. The Oklahoman staff will also reveal its choice on the Varsity blog and on NewsOK.com/sports.
Here are your choices:
Carlbe Ervin, Edmond North: Ervin averaged 19.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 6.4 assists in helping the turnaround at Edmond North, which went 15-11 and came up just short of reaching the state tournament.
Shaquille Morris, Edmond Memorial: The 6-foot-7 Wichita State signee was a double-double machine, finishing with nearly 18 points and nine rebounds per game as the Bulldogs won state for the second time in three years.
Cornell Neal, Midwest City: Anchored a small but tough Midwest City lineup with 14.1 points, 5.4 assists and 3.5 steals per game as the Bombers reached the state finals and garnered a national ranking during the season.
Rashawn Thomas, Southeast: A lanky 6-foot-7 senior, Thomas finished with 22.3 points and 15.7 rebounds per game to lead Southeast back to state for the first time since 2008.
Jordan Woodard, Edmond Memorial: An Oklahoma signee, Woodard fought off a lingering hamstring injury to average 17 points and six assists per game for the state champion Bulldogs.