Class 6A boys basketball state tournament capsules

A closer look at the 6A boys state tournament competitors: Midwest City, Tulsa Washington, Owasso, Putnam City West, Edmond Memorial, Broken Arrow, Putnam City and Tulsa Union.
By Scott Wright Modified: March 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm •  Published: March 6, 2013
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Class 6A Boys: Thursday's games at ORU Mabee Center

Midwest City vs. Tulsa Washington, 2 p.m.

Midwest City

Coach: Dewayne Bradley

Record: 25-1

Rank: No. 1

Tournament history: 24th appearance (28-19). … Won titles in 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2007. … Runner-up in 1964, 1995, 2010 and 2011.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Daryck Jones; 5-10; Sr.; 16.0

Cornell Neal; 5-10; Sr.; 14.5

Torey Noel; 5-10; Jr.; 11.0

Kesean Brown; 6-0; Jr.; 10.3

Caleb Corprew; 6-4; Jr.; 5.5

This season: Ranked No. 1 much of the season and rose to No. 13 in USA Today's national poll... Corprew leads the team with 4.9 rebounds per game... Neal and Jones each average more than four assists... Three bench players average at least six points per game.

Tulsa Washington

Coach: Joe Redmond

Record: 17-9

Rank: No. 17

Tournament history: 37th appearance (79-21). … 15 state titles in 1973, 1977, 1981, 1984-87, 1995-97, 1999, 2001-02, 2010-11. … Runner-up four times.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Juwan Parker; 6-4; Sr.; 22

Kevin Sims; 6-2; Jr.; 14

Myles Clark; 6-0; Sr.; 9

Chris Miller; 6-6; So.; 9

Myles Tease; 5-10; Jr.; 4

This season: Reached state in Redmond's first year as coach... Parker averages 11 rebounds per game and Miller adds seven... Started season 2-5, but won 13 of last 15 games.

Owasso vs. Putnam City West, 3:30 p.m.

Owasso

Coach: Mark Vancuren

Record: 22-3

Rank: No. 4

Tournament history: Sixth appearance (1-5). … Last appearance came in 2005. … Lone win came in 1978 first round.

Starting lineup

Player; Ht.; Cl.; Pts.

Shake Milton; 6-4; So.; 20.4

Jaylen Lowe; 6-0; Sr.; 20.3

Avery Culbertson; 5-8; Sr.; 8.5

John Cole Neph; 6-5; Jr.; 8.4

Michael Anderson; 6-4; So.; 5.0

This season: Moved up the rankings quickly with the infusion of young talent, led by Milton, who already has a scholarship offer from Oklahoma... Adrian Ellis, a 6-5 senior, averages six points and seven boards off the bench.

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