High school notebook: OU, OSU prospects highlight Faith 7 game

Sperry forward C.J. Cole will go against his future OU teammate Je'Lon Hornbeak of Grace Prep in Arlington, Texas, in the Faith 7 game. Oklahoma State signee Phillip Forte of Flower Mound Marcus will be suited up for the Texas team as well.
by Scott Wright Published: June 8, 2012
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A big group of future in-state college players will be on the court for the annual Faith 7 Basketball Bowl pitting Oklahoma high school stars against a squad from Texas Saturday night at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.

Sperry forward C.J. Cole will go against his future OU teammate Je'Lon Hornbeak of Grace Prep in Arlington, Texas. Oklahoma State signee Phillip Forte of Flower Mound Marcus will be suited up for the Texas team as well.

In addition, Tulsa signees James Woodard of Edmond Memorial and D'Andre Wright of Lawton Eisenhower will be playing for the Oklahoma squad. And Oral Roberts signees Corbin Byford of Velma-Alma and Brandon Conley of Fossil Ridge, Texas, will go head-to-head.

The event begins with a slam dunk contest at 7 p.m., with the game to tip off at 7:35.

Faith 7 rosters

Oklahoma: Jake Bullard, Vinita; Corbin Byford, Velma-Alma; Matt Christiansen, San Francisco; C.J. Cole, Sperry; Phabian Glasco, Tulsa Washington; Sedrick Johnson, Tulsa Union; Rhett Radcliff, Forgan; Quinton Threadgill, Haworth; James Woodard, Edmond Memorial; D'Andre Wright, Lawton Eisenhower.

Texas: Wanaah Bail, Lamar Consolidated; T.J. Cline, Plano West; Brandon Conley, Fossil Ridge; Phillip Forte, Flower Mound Marcus; Josh Gray, Wheatley; John Hold Harmon, Plano West; Je'Lon Hornbeak, Arlington Grace Prep; Uche Ofoegbu, John Paul Stevens; Eric Reed Jr., Mesquite.

ARCADIA COACH AMONG HOF INDUCTEES

Roy Riley, who coached Arcadia to four state basketball championships before the school consolidated with Star Spencer in 1968, was among five men to be inducted into the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Friday night in Shawnee.

Joining him were Jack Ray, Mike Mims, Leon Dixon and Mick Weiberg.

Ray coached at Moore and Ada during a long, successful career.

Mims, who led Tulsa Washington to three state basketball championships, coached Hornet great Wayman Tisdale during his tenure.

Dixon made multiple coaching stops during his career, including his hometown of Checotah. At Bixby, he coached former college and NFL football coach Butch Davis.

Weiberg's career spanned 34 years at the high school and college levels, where he was named the NJCAA Bi-State Conference Coach of the Year six times and the NJCAA Region II Coach of the Year twice.

The induction ceremony kicked off the OBCA's celebration weekend, which will include three high school all-star games Saturday at OBU.

The Class A vs. Class B game tips off at 1 p.m., with the 3A-4A game at 2:15 and the East vs. West game of 4A, 5A and 6A players will start at 3:30 with the Faith 7 game to follow.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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