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Top In-State Hoops Prospects in the Class of 2020



The talent pool within the state of Oklahoma has skyrocketed over the last half-decade with homegrown football talent, and the same trend is taking shape when it comes to basketball, too.

There are a number of talented in-state standouts in 2019 and 2020 who are getting hard looks — and offers — from the Cowboys in their pursuit to fill out the roster of the future. Last week we looked at 2019, so today, we look at 2020.

Bryce Thompson is that dude in 2020. The son of Rod Thompson, who played for Bill Self back in the day and is now a basketball savant in the Tulsa area, is a star from Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington. And he’s merely scratching the surface on his potential.

Bryce has long held an offer from OSU and Mike Boynton has made him a priority in the 2020 class. He’s a top-40 national recruit.

Oklahoma City point guard Rondel Walker of Putnam City West is the second big-timer in the 2020 class, and the only of the in-state stars outside Bryce Thompson who holds an offer from Oklahoma State.

Walker’s a fluid guard with excellent ball-handling skills. Still very raw, but a high level scorer and has superior court vision and play-making ability. Reminds me of Russell Westbrook, too. Plays reckless on the surface but is always under control.

Mangum standout Jameson Richardson averaged nearly 20 points and 10 rebounds a year ago, and he’s got an inside-out game I think should translate to the high major level.

At 6-foot-8, he could put on some weight to his 210 pound frame, but his outside shot and overall game reminds me of Brady Manek. Skilled, small school kid who could fly under the radar.

Quick hitters

Brock Davis — 6-6 forward: Davis is an above average athlete still finding his game. Holland Hall stud who plays power forward, but could play as a small forward at the next level given his size, skill, and versatility.

Ashawnti Hunter — 6-foot-7 forward: Lawton’s Ashawnti Hunter may be the prospect within the state with the highest overall upside. Talented rim-runner who is raw but athletic.

Dayten Holman — 6-foot-5 guard: Holman is a combo guard from Norman who primarily plays on the ball, and he’s gifted with size at the point guard position that suggests he could be a future pro. Has solid play-making ability from the point guard position, can create his own shot, and has a ton of upside.

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