The 2022-23 Oklahoma 7 Conference high school basketball season has been one for the books, with outstanding performances across the board. To recognize the exemplary efforts of these student athletes, the conference has released its annual awards.
Topping the list of accolades is the Oklahoma 7 Conference Player of the Year, awarded to Tulsa Union High School’s senior guard, Katelyn Jain. Jain’s on-court leadership and offensive prowess made her the clear choice for this honor. Her season averages of 25.6 points and 7.2 assists per game, along with her defensive tenacity, have made her one of the premier players in the conference.
The Oklahoma 7 Conference Coach of the Year award was given to Pryor High School’s head coach, Braden Goss. Goss has been with the program for five years, during which they have posted an impressive 75-25 record. His ability to develop players and create a winning atmosphere has been the driving force behind their success.
The Oklahoma 7 Conference Defensive Player of the Year went to Jenks High School’s forward, Liam Summers. Summers has been a defensive stalwart for the Trojans, averaging 4.0 blocks and 2.6 steals per game. His ability to shut down opposing players and create turnovers has been a key factor in the team’s success.
The Oklahoma 7 Conference Offensive Player of the Year was awarded to Norman High School’s point guard, Henry Jones. Jones has been an offensive juggernaut this season, leading the Tigers with 24.5 points and 8.0 assists per game. His ability to create shots for his teammates, as well as for himself, has been invaluable to the team’s success.
The Oklahoma 7 Conference Sixth Man of the Year award went to Broken Arrow High School’s guard, Emma Smith. Smith has been a spark off the bench for the Tigers, averaging 14.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Her ability to provide scoring and energy has been invaluable to the team’s success.
Finally, the Oklahoma 7 Conference Freshman of the Year was given to Owasso High School’s forward, Sydney Cole. Cole has been a force to be reckoned with this season, averaging 16.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Her skill set and basketball IQ have made her a key contributor for the Rams.
These awards demonstrate the remarkable talent and determination of the student athletes of the Oklahoma 7 Conference. The conference is proud to recognize their hard work and dedication to the game.