Fan's Choice Boys Basketball Player of the Year : Blanchard's Aaron Brooks – Presented by Integris Edmond


Fan’s Choice OKC Boys Basketball Player of the Year Poll

Aaron Brooks – Blanchard 5,673 votes 

Carlos Coppage – Ed. North 1,673 votes

Marvin Johnson – Ed. North 354 votes

Trae Young – Norman North 236 votes

Other players receiving votes included Keyshawn Embry-Midwest City, Callen Haydon-El Reno, Brady Manek-Harrah, Brantly Thompson-Tuttle, Trey Hopkins-Carl Albert, David Emesiani-Putnam City, Mason Harrell-Carl Albert, Ryan Cole-Harding Prep and Malik Depp-Edmond Memorial.

Aaron Brooks – Blanchard High School
A basketball and baseball star at Blanchard High School, Aaron Brooks has made the most of every opportunity granted him while in high school. Screen Shot 2017-04-30 at 2.25.33 PM

As a baseball player for the Lions, Brooks caught the eye of the University of Oklahoma and the offer to play baseball at the next level shortly followed. Brooks committed to Oklahoma and will become a member of the team next fall.

On the basketball court, Brooks helped the team to a 17-10 record and a No. 13 ranking in Class 4A. The Lions made it to the Area tournament under the leadership of head coach Brad Reynolds and the play of Brooks and his teammates. During the season Brooks averaged 19 points a game with 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.6 steals. When asked about the support he’s received during his time at Blanchard Brooks said, “It means everything. I wouldn’t be the player I am today without the town of Blanchard’s community support as well as my families. Cheering me and my teammates on at every game gives us the energy to go out on the court and accomplish what we have,” said Brooks.

As a pitcher on the baseball team, Brooks has helped the Lions to a 27-4 record and the Lions on considered one of the top teams in the state regardless of class.

Recently during the Nike Pro-Nine tournament at Owasso High School, the Lions swept the field defeating the likes of Owasso (6A), Edison (5A), Bishop Kelley (5A) and Berryhill (4A). Will Brooks be the best pick-up basketball player on the Sooners baseball team? “Yes I think I will be the best pick-up player on the OU baseball team. No doubt about it,” said Brooks.

For his play on the court this season, the fans have spoken and Aaron Brooks is the Fan’s Choice Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

Editor’s Choice Boys Basketball Player of the Year
An obvious choice would be Trae Young at Norman North, but because he was named the Shelter Insurance Mr. Basketball Oklahoma for the second year in a row, I’m going to pick someone else.Mason Harrell-Carl Albert-Defining Moment

That player is Mason Harrell at Carl Albert High School. Harrell was one of the leaders on the Titans basketball team that went 26-2 and was ranked No.1 in Class 5A for most if not all of the season.

Harrell was a crucial component in Carl Albert’s state title in 2016 and their run to the state semifinals this year.

Harrell averaged 28.8 points per game with 4.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 3.2 steals. Over his career at Carl Albert Harrell has scored 1,876 points, scoring 806 of those points this season as a junior.

Harrell could finish his career next season as one of the top players to ever play at Carl Albert. Look for Harrell and the Titans to be in the hunt for another title in 2018.