BY RYAN ABER
We’ve had votes for Little All-City Player of the Year (won by Perkins-Tryon’s Jordan Gorham and Big All-City Player of the Year (won by Piedmont’s Sarah Parker. Now, it’s time to vote on the Super 5 player of the year.
All five candidates had excellent seasons. Want to vote for someone not on the five? Leave a comment and why you think the player should earn the honor. The poll closes at 4 and we’ll announce our winner at that time.
Here are the choice:
Lakota Beatty, Anadarko: The 5-foot-8 guard averaged 17.7 points and more than four assists per game for the Warriors. The Oklahoma State signee was the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year and was on The Oklahoman’s Super 5 as a junior. Anadarko coach Jeff Zinn said Beatty “could have averaged close to 30 but winning and bringing out the best in her teammates was most important to her.”
Gioya Carter, Carl Albert: Carter, a 5-foot-9 guard, averaged 18.3 points and 7.4 rebounds in helping the Titans reach the Class 5A state tournament. The Oklahoma signee averaged bettern than three assists per game and more than two steals.
Christina Devers, Bixby: Devers was a huge part of the Spartans’ run to the Class 6A championship game, averaging 20.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.9 steals. She really made strides in her outside shooting game as a senior and it really paid off in the state tournament, as she hit several critical shots in the first two rounds to help Bixby advance. She has signed with Central Arkansas.
Kaylan Mayberry, Tulsa Washington: The son of former NBA standout Lee Mayberry and sister of Tulsa women’s basketball standout Taleya Mayberry, Kaylan made her own way this season as a senior. She came up big in each of the Hornets’ three state tournament wins, including a semifinal upset over No. 1 Edmond Santa Fe. She averaged 11.9 points and recently committed to Oral Roberts.
Jessica Washington, Jenks: The 5-foot-8 guard led the Trojans with 23.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. The North Carolina signee was a McDonald’s All-American and helped the USA U-1 team to a gold medal in the world championships. She had 97 assists and 77 steals for the Trojans.