OKLAHOMA CITY – During it’s first annual appearance, Dream Athletics and BallN’ Prep presented some of Oklahoma’s top hoopsters in the 2022 class. Take a look at this year’s 2022 SUPER16 Middle School All-Stars.
Mathais Roberson – 2022 SUPER16 MVP, Mathais Roberson (Nike Team Griffin), went #BeastMode giving the crowd a Double-Double performance at the first annual SUPER16 MS All-Star Games. Roberson, representing the ’22 away team, had an all-around game with 13 points, 11 rebounds, 2 blocks and 3 assists on the evening. If he continues to improve his game… well, lets just say 2X SUPER16!!!
Michal Wooldridge – After dominating the game with numerous blocks and rebounds, 6’5″ 2022 SUPER16 Standout Michal Wooldridge (Dale MS/Nike Team Griffin) was, by far, the longest player in this year’s SUPER16 Games. With a wingspan of close to 7 feet, Wooldridge will easily average a double-double in any given game during his career. I look forward to seeing him clean the boards wherever he goes.
Jeremiah Williamson-Johnson – (Epic Charter MS-OKC, OK/Nike Team Griffin) displayed a mixture of creativity and style with his ball-handling skills up and down the court. One play in particular included a crossover, step-back, crossover again, hesitation, (probably not in that order, lol) an explosion to the cup with an awesome left-handed finish… Williamson-Johnson represented the home team in the first annual SUPER16 MS All-Star Games. He is a great asset to any team with his smooth and flamboyant game play!
Taye Sullivan – (Waller MS – Enid, OK/Oklahoma Hoops) The smooth left-handed hoop star began the game on fire! With the contest’s first few buckets, the Enid product repp’d the SUPER16 Away All-Stars. He’s a fierce competitor and seeing his will to win brought out the best in his game finishing with 12 points with a few rebounds and steals along the way.
Reis Taylor – (Ardmore MS – Ardmore, OK / Ardmore Dream Team) Reis’ game was very deceptive as he tallied 12 quiet points for the SUPER16 Home Team. Taylor got down and dirty with the best of them and came away on the plus side of things each time. This guy was scrappy and took advantage of every scoring opportunity he had. He’s like a quiet storm that you will never see coming.
Bolton Hawkins – (Kerr MS – OKC, OK / AET Elite) This kid can flat out play. Whether it’s a quick steal, an emphatic block or a monstrous rebound, he will get it done for you. His speed was out of this world, his strength was imposing and his game was relentless. Although he only had 4 points, he was an impact player all over the court with several rebounds and demoralizing blocks. Looks to be a multi-sport superstar in the making.
HOME TEAM – Eric Watson/Head Coach
PG/DD Coleman – (Ardmore MS – Ardmore, OK / Ardmore Dream Team) Representing all of the speedy 4’11” frame, Coleman was a water bug throughout the game. Had a few rebounds and added in a few hustle plays on the night. He did not back down from anyone and competed fiercely.
PG/Tyreece Frierson – (Tulsa Memorial JH – Tulsa, OK / PWP) Don’t let the size fool you. The Memorial Junior High product dropped 11 points and made sure his opponents knew who just blew by them and scored. Frierson is a court general that can take control of a game … quick! I liked watching this young man play.
G/Kameron Parker – (Carver MS – Tulsa, OK/PWP) Parker’s fluid style of play was impressive to observe. Not many mistakes were made and he kept calm the entire game. He sank a few buckets and was a quiet force throughout.
G/Corey Metscher – (Bethel MS – Shawnee, OK/AET Elite) The hustler from Shawnee racked up a number of hustle plays on the evening. He was on the boards and on the floor whenever there was a loose ball. Metscher captured several strong rebounds and displayed great leadership.
G/Gage Porter – (Bethel MS – Shawnee, OK/AET Elite) If this kid was around a loose ball, it was his. Tied for the Home Team lead, 6 rebounds, he was relentless with his game play. His feistiness was memorable and will give any team he plays with quality minutes.
G/Payton Ackerman – (Crossings Christian MS – OKC, OK/AET Elite) Ackerman filled into a role of poise and made very few mistakes will competing in the SUPER16 All-Star Games. Payton finished the game with a few assists and several hustle plays to help his team.
Head Coach Eric Watson – (Head Boys Coach, Alcott MS – Norman, OK)
AWAY TEAM – Frankie Parks/Head Coach
PG/Corey Love – (Harvest Hills Academy/OKC Wolverines) Mr. Love was quite shifty and elusive when it came to handling the rock. The OKC product displayed flashes of greatness weaving through defenders and creating at will. Great attitude and team player.
PG/Zander Baker-Bluitt – (Heartland MS – Edmond, OK/OK Power) Slasher, stylist, playmaker … Zander’s style of play was impressive. Quick and decisive, elusive and smart. What impressed me the most was his vision of the court through his naturally long and curly mohawk. Great PG to have on any team.
PG/Caylen Goff-Brown – (Carver MS – Tulsa, OK/Nike Team Griffin) Goff-Brown is a natural competitor with the instincts of a true PG. He ran the court well and found players that didn’t even realize they were open. The Tulsa product’s name was echoed through the PA System several times after coming up with steals and hustle plays.
G/Kaleb Davis – (Sequoyah MS – Edmond, OK) Davis dropped 2 treys and garnered a steal and a rebound during the SUPER16 All-Star Game. Quiet through most of the night, he made his presence felt just enough to where they needed to guard him at the perimeter. Sharp-Shooter!
PG/Phillip Whitthorne – (Lone Grove MS – Lone Grove, OK) All I can remember is this little guy’s aerodynamic and stylish afro blowing through defenders and chasing after the rock during hustle plays. Whitthorne knocked down a bucket and a free throw while also grabbing a nice rebound during the game.
SG/Jacob Blount – (Cooper MS – OKC, OK/RSE Elite) Jacob displayed his athleticism in spurts throughout the game. Accounted for several hustle plays and disrupted a few shots from the opposing team. I can also tell this kid is a Sharp-Shooter from beyond the arc.
PG/Tony Palma – (Northeast MS – OKC, OK) The Oklahoma City PG was nice with his handles. Great team player and didn’t show signs of slowing up when the 50/50 ball was available. After seeing him in school ball, he is a true PG who sees the court and creates with ease.
Head Coach/Frankie Parks – (Head Coach, Multiple AAU/Club Championship Girls Teams)
These two teams were filled with talent and provided us something we could eat our popcorn to. Not many pics were taken during this game, but here you go!