Oklahoma City Storm star Chauncey Collins had one more dazzling performance in a high school uniform saved up.
The TCU signee and The Oklahoman’s Super 5 Player of the Year scored 45 points and ended his high school career with a demonstrative dunk in a 108-102 West victory over East in the Little All-City game at Redlands Community College in El Reno.
“My last home school game for the national championship I had 56, and this game it felt great to have 45,” Collins said. “Getting coached by my coach (Kurt Talbott) one last time, I wanted to send him out with a bang as well as myself.”
The final play came on a free throw with 5.1 seconds remaining in the game. Collins tossed the ball off the backboard and flew through the lane to dunk it. Though illegal, it sent the crowd into frenzy.
“Man, we had one more play in me,” Collins said. “It was the last high school game ever, so I just decided to go out with a bang.”
Collins turned the game around for West, scoring 13 straight points in the fourth quarter, but he was unable to stop Douglass’ Antonio Wilson from scoring a game-tying layup to force overtime. Collins then scored the final six points to win the game and MVP honors.
Douglass’ Isaiah Shaputis led East with 16 points to earn team MVP honors, while Wilson added 15 and Lexington’s Jake Blanchard scored 13.
John Marshall’s Malix Foxx scored 15 points, while Centennial’s Malcolm Mitchell Jr. scored 14 points and Millwood’s Ashford Golden added 12 for West.
WAKEFIELD DOMINATES FOR EAST
Erika Wakefield is trying to be patient waiting to report to Tulsa on June 16.
She was certainly patient and efficient in the Little All-City basketball game, dominating the West to lift East to a 69-36 victory.
Wakefield, who led Heritage Hall to the Class 3A semifinals, was named East MVP and scored 11 points. She also finished with seven rebounds, six steals and four assists.
“I felt very comfortable,” she said. “I’ve been doing this for a long time, so it wasn’t that much different. I thought I was going to be a little tired, but I pushed through it.”