PLAYER OF THE YEAR
EDMOND SANTA FE
•The story: Lee’s 3-point shooting improved by 10 percent, and the Wolves became an even more dangerous team this season, losing just two games and finishing as the Class 6A runner-up. The University of Denver signee averaged 16.1 points and shot 40 percent from the field.
•The story: After tearing her ACL in the state tournament her junior year, Cooper returned to average 15.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. She led the Wolves to the Class 5A semifinals and fourth straight appearance in the state tournament.
•The story: Gilbert spent her junior season in the shadow of Super 5 Player of the Year Gioya Carter, but made her presence known this season with 13.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Those totals led the Titans and were a big reason they made the Class 5A state tournament. Gilbert has signed with Oral Roberts.
•The story: An unknown entering the season outside of Choctaw, Llanusa impressed with 19.8 points per game, continuously improving throughout the season and leading the Yellowjackets to the semifinals. She capped her year by verbally committing to Oklahoma.
•The story: Vann was spectacular in the Class 5A title game with 17 points and 17 rebounds as the Antlers’ won a second straight championship. She averaged 10.6 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, while also excelling on the defensive end with her athleticism.
COACH OF THE YEAR
•The story: Manning guided the Antlers to a second consecutive Class 5A title, sticking with a defensive philosophy that stifled strong offensive teams late in the season. Deer Creek won its final 11 games, including an upset over heavy favorite Shawnee in the semifinals.