Oklahoman girls basketball Super Five capsules
Read about the five players and coach for The Oklahoman's 2012 Super Five team: Lakota Beatty, Kelsee Grovey, Courtney Walker, Taylor Cooper, Alie Decker and coach Mike Barton.
Lakota Beatty, Anadarko
Beatty, a junior point guard, already has offers from Tulsa and Oral Roberts, and more are sure to come. She averaged 18.6 points and 5 rebounds and led the Warriors to the Class 4A state championship. Her numbers could've been even stronger, but the unselfish Beatty often focused on creating offense for her teammates.
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Mar 31Courtney Walker is once again The Oklahoman's Super 5...
Mar 31Fairview Basketball Coach Mike Barton is the 2012 Super 5...
Mar 31Taylor Cooper led Bethel to the Class 3A state title as a...
Mar 31Alie Decker averaged 15.8 points per game and led Edmond...
Mar 31Kelsee Grovey averaged 13.5 points per game in leading...
Mar 31Junior Lakota Beatty averaged 18.6 points and led...
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Kelsee Grovey, Shawnee
The versatile Grovey, who has shown the ability to play anywhere on the floor, averaged 13.5 points and 5.2 rebounds as a senior and always defended the other team's top offensive threat. Grovey will play college basketball at Tulsa.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Courtney Walker, Edmond Santa Fe
Walker is The Oklahoman's Player of the Year for the second straight year. The Texas A&M signee led Edmond Santa Fe to an unbeaten season and another Class 6A state title, saving her best performances for the biggest stages. She took over the semifinal and championship games in the second half when the Wolves were struggling, and her amazing block in the final seconds of the title game secured the win over rival Edmond Memorial.
Taylor Cooper, Shawnee
Cooper, an Oral Roberts signee, has been part of two straight state championship teams. She helped lead Bethel to the 3A title as a junior before moving to Shawnee for her senior year. Cooper is tall at 5-foot-11, but has a dangerous outside game to go with her strong inside presence. She averaged 13.2 points and 6.1 rebounds as a senior.