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Fabulous Five (Class of 2020)

10/17/2016, 10:30pm CDT
By Roy Pinder

The Fabulous Five is design to identify the top five incoming freshman who will have an impact on the high school program. Taking into account ..

smaller schools by class and home schools may play their freshmen more than five and six “A” schools. All of those facts were considered. The five players identified have demonstrated that regardless of class, they could have an impact wherever they play. A lot of situations were examined, in addition to talking to various high school and club coaches. In addition, watching players in there summer leagues, camps with their teams and AAU season, along with evaluating the Fab Five during various fall exposure camps.

The class of 2020 has a great selection of talent in the state of Oklahoma this year. Here is a list of the Fabulous Five identified and will be the lead runners for Fabulous Freshman honors of the year.  

Traejon Davis - 6’4 - SF - Hooping for Christ (HFC) Warriors

Traejon has the frame and athleticism of a high major SF in the making. Davis high motor and ability to score on three levels lands him in one of the fabulous five spots. Davis is relentless in his ability to attack the rim of the dribble. His percentage to score when he is attacking the rim is high. Davis finishes at the rim with authority and possess a nice mid-range game that is rare in today’s game.  He will defend the other team's best player and accept any challenge.

Traejon will be playing with HFC Warriors, a home school program based out of OKC. Davis will have the task of leading his varsity team, through a tough schedule this year with games in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Davis will have to grow up fast to lead a young team not only in age, but experience. Davis has emerged as one of the top players in the 2020 class due to his recent success over the spring and summer season. Davis had some signature moments starting with his top 20 selection at the CP3 Elite camp in North Carolina, which features the nation’s best incoming freshmen. Davis had another top 20 selection at the Cream of The Crop Elite camp in Duncanville Texas. Davis also had a top 20 selection at the OK Hoops invitational Elite camp that featured top talent at all grade levels in Oklahoma. Davis will should remain in the conversation with continual hard work. Continue to watch this year’s member of the Fabulous Five, create a huge buzz like Alonzo Trier did a few years ago in the home school arena of basketball.

Jameson Richardson– 6’7 – PF – Mangum Tigers

Jameson has emerged as another fabulous Five this upcoming season. Jameson is the “red head” kid you can’t miss in the gym as he eloquently stated. Jameson hails from a small town called Magnum with a population a little over 3,000. In fact the town of magnum is known as the county seat of Green Country. Jameson has earned his stripes through hard work and tough play every time he steps on to the floor.

His strength is in his ability to shoot the ball at a high level at 6’7 with a refined stroke. He is a ferocious rebounder; he goes and gets the ball with his hands extended up, rare for young front line players. His feel offensively is impressive along with his court presence. Jameson is expected to put up outstanding stats for the Magnum Tigers this year. Jameson should have the home town fans on the edge of their seats for the next four years. Jameson also had a god spring and summer campaign as his stock grew by each tournament. He showed consistency each time. Jameson also had a good showing at the Oklahoma State Elite cam and was selected to the OK Hoops top 20 all-star game. Richardson based on his worth ethic should remain in the conversation for the four years in this class.

Bryce Thompson – 6’2 – SG – BTW Hornets 

Bryce Thompson has been on many people's radar for a long time, so there is great expectation for the young baller. Thompson has proved worthy of being one of the Fabulous Five for his freshman year. Thompson is comfortable being in the spotlight; I think his performance will improve the brighter the light shines. Thompson will be playing the next four years of Varsity ball at Booker T. Washington high school. Thompson will be joining a loaded team of upper classmen, but he will be up for the challenge earning tough minutes. His contribution as a sharp shooter will earn him quality minutes as BTW competes for a state gold ball in 6A.

Thompson has a slender built and has serious range on his shot and a good IQ on the floor. His ability to play the 1, 2, or 3 spot will give him valuable experience in his early stages of high school career. Thompson had a strong spring and summer campaign playing at a high level as his game matures. Thomson was also selected to the CP3 invite camp in North Carolina this past August. There he gained invaluable experience during competition. Regarded as one of the purest shooters in the class, watch Thompson grows in other areas to improve his overall around game.


Rondel Walker 6’0 – PG - PC West Pirates

Rondel aka “Snoop” Walker is a long rangy PG with a high IQ. Walker has been playing at a high level and was on the seen for a while. His name always comes up in the conversation about top players in the 2020 class in the state of Oklahoma. Rondale is a tough competitor, which makes him a great fit for Coach Lenny Bert and the Pirates, who just happen to be the defending state champs in class 6A. Coach Bert has establish high standards for Walker because he feels like the kid is a fine talent, and has a chance to be one of the best to come through the program, in all the school's history. Take into account that list of players includes Omega Harris and Tyson Jolly to name a couple. 

Walker will be relied upon to keep the defense honest with his high percentage three ball and facilitate the offense on occasions.  The pirates will be deep in talent, so for Walker to be in the conversation to earn quality minutes on a class 6A title contender is impressive. Rondale had a strong summer primarily traveling to high level events and experiencing success on the national level. Rondale had a strong showing at the Oklahoma State Elite camp and the OK Hoops invite elite camp. Walker will continue to stay in the conversation with his strong upside and the ability to play the PG with his length and consistent three ball, accompanied with his high basketball IQ.

Davon Richardson – 6’2 – SF – Tulsa Central Braves

Davon Richardson has worked his way on to this Fabulous Five list of athletes with his blue collar effort. Richardson should have an impactful year, during his freshman campaign. Richardson stands at 6’2 and has a strong frame as he could be viewed as “Dutch Boy” meaning he does most of his work in the paint. Richardson is most effective fifteen feet and in with spectacular finishes and midrange shots.  Coach Ely Brown expects Richardson to start and be a 12 – 15 point scorer this year. This will help should the load along with Elijah Landrum their stand out senior, who also started as a freshman and shouldered much of the scoring load.

Richardson will have to sharpen up his three ball to help with spacing, in addition to being strong on the front line defensively. Richardson had a strong summer competing on the summer circuit with various programs, but he always shows up to play when he stepped on to the court. Look for Richardson to be a pivotal part of the Tulsa Central Braves as they make a strong run for the gold ball in class 4A.

Honorable Mention  ( These individuals can also be considered for Fabulous Freshman of the year honors)

Trey Phipps – Sapulpa HS

Quinton Ausberry – Edison HS

Andrew Lewis – OKC Storm

Dayten Holman – Norman 

Tomas Herera – Tahlequah Sequoyah

Isiah Jacobs – Tulsa Central

Evan Richmond - Milwood 

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