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.
Class 4A/5A/6A (will split into East-West teams): Sterling Thomas, Elgin; Tate O'Grady, Byng; Drake Boone, Mannford; Keith Thomas, Fort Gibson; Randy Martinez, Anadarko; Paxton Kilby, Ada; Jake Roach, Vinita; Collin Bricker, Piedmont; Cameron Powell, Stilwell; Justin Wagner, Mount St. Mary; Kaleb Porter, Tulsa East Central; Joe Edmonds, McGuinness; Jared Griffin, Duncan; Garrett Hermanski, Deer Creek; Conner Haydon, El Reno; Travis Galbreath, Ardmore; William Brewer, Southeast; Tavionne Pennon, Putnam West; Dylan Murrell, Stillwater; Rico Hogan, Norman; D.J. Mahone, Tulsa Edison; Jacob Bittle, Bixby; Joe Summers, Putnam North; J.C. Hartzler, Union. Coaches: Lenny Bert, Putnam West; Ron Anderson, Ada
Class 3A vs. Class 2A
Class 3A: Cal Andrews, Washington; Jesse Nixon, Washington; Da'Sean Carolina, Centennial; Bryce Hyatt, Kingfisher; Preston Releford, Keys; Johnathon Buckley, Kellyville; Logan Scott, Caney Valley; Darnel Embry, Prague; Kyler Lee, Okemah; Ramsey Hamilton, Beggs; Coach: Donnie Scott, Caney Valley
Class 2A: Josh Meloy, Hennessey; Brett McNaughton, Pioneer; Dwight McElroy, Chouteau; Erik Love, Preston; Jerry Collins, Carnegie; Keith Scruggs, Colbert; Chance LeBlanc, Preston; Javis Flynn, Watonga; Daniel Banks, Dale; Derek Gabriel, Pioneer; Coach: Ty Hussey, Watonga
Class A vs. Class B
Class A: Austin Thrash, Cheyenne; Gavan Steinmetz, Fort Cobb-Broxton; John Lazenby III, Glencoe; Turner Brewer, Stuart; Kyle Bencoma, Weleetka; Colten Converse, Wright City; Caleb Smith, Weleetka; Austin Kretchmar, Okarche; Jacob Quickle, Sterling; Taylor Rains, Hydro-Eakly; Coach: Brad Thrash, Cheyenne.
Class B: Garrett Butler, Burlington; Ryan Radcliff, Forgan; Troy Wilczek, Lomega; Brendon Johnson, Varnum; Jason Johnson, Arnett; Aaron Holden, Temple; Clay Walker, Hammon; Tony Simmons, Henryetta-Wilson; Dru Woolfolk, Fort Supply; Chance Smith, Kinta; Coach: Allen Tune, Arnett
All-State softball games Saturday
Basketball isn't the only sport with high school all-star games on Saturday. The Oklahoma Softball Coaches Association will hold its slowpitch All-State games Saturday at Oklahoma's Marita Hines Field in Norman.
The small-school game between Class A and 2A players will begin the day at 10:30 a.m., with the 3A-4A game to follow at 1 p.m. and the 5A-6A game at 3 p.m.
Wood wins again
Edmond North's Hayden Wood, who just completed his sophomore year, is off to a frantic start this summer. He began it with a win at the OJGT Oklahoma's Best Tournament on Memorial Day, and followed that up by winning the Oklahoma Golf Association Junior Boys Match Play Championship on Thursday.
Wood, who was seeded fourth in the 16-player field after two rounds of stroke play, defeated Weatherford's Quade Cummins 4 and 3 in the semifinals and took down Edmond's Jordan Renner 5 and 4 in the championship match.