The 2016 and 2017 basketball recruiting classes across the state are already shaping up to be very strong, and two of those players recently took another step to prove it.
Mustang’s Jakolby Long, who will be a junior, and Norman North sophomore-to-be Trae Young were both invited to the Nike Elite 100 camp, which is being held this weekend.
Long, a 6-foot-4 point guard, already has multiple offers, including Oklahoma. Young, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, is beginning to pile up offers as well, with both Oklahoma and Oklahoma State showing strong interest.
The Nike Elite 100 camp generally takes about 70 players from the upcoming junior class and approximately 30 from the sophomore class.
Both players have a strong pedigree as well. Long’s father is Mustang coach Terry Long, and Young is the son of former Texas Tech player Rayford Young.
LITTELL EXPECTED TO ATTEND OSU
Stillwater outfielder Jon Littell is expected to attend Oklahoma State after being drafted late in last week’s MLB First-Year Player Draft, his coach confirmed to The Oklahoman.
Littell, who was considered by many scouting services to be the state’s top-ranked outfielder, was taken in the 39th round by the Washington Nationals.
Stillwater coach Jimmy Harris said he has already spoken with Littell and he will play the next three years at OSU, where his father Jim is the women’s basketball coach.
Jon Littell hit .446 with five home runs and 39 RBIs this season, helping the Pioneers win their first state championship since 1957.
EL RENO’S SCHWERTFEGER STEPS DOWN
El Reno is looking for a new football coach for the third time in the last five years.
Taylor Schwerdtfeger informed the school last week that he was stepping down to take an assistant coaching position at Alva after one season with the Indians.
El Reno went 4-6 last season playing in one of the state’s toughest districts, which included the last two state champions, Guthrie and Carl Albert, as well as McGuinness and Deer Creek.
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