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Oklahoma high school boys basketball: Here are the top point guards for the 2023-24 season

OU signee Dayton Forsythe, of back-to-back Class 2A state champion Dale, headlines this season's list
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We’re taking a position-by-position look at some of the top players in Oklahoma high school boys basketball for the current 2023-24 season. 

Our first list focuses on point guards. While there is some inevitable overlap when distinguishing point guards from shooting guards in today’s high school basketball landscape, this is our subjective outlook on their current position.

Best high school boys basketball point guards in the nation entering the 2023-24 season 

Eventually, we’ll dive into shooting guards, small forwards and finish with posts.

There are hundreds of standout boys basketball players in Oklahoma, and these lists are not intended to be comprehensive. If you know of any other point guards worthy of fans’ attention in 2023-24, let us know. 

In no particular order: 

Cal Furnish, 5-11, Jr., Crossings Christian

Furnish has blown up within the past year, something that would’ve been expected if you were able to see his upside as a freshman. Now heading into his junior year, the 5-foot-11 playmaker will look to bring back the 3A title to Crossings Christian. In last season’s state tournament, Furnish averaged 23 points on 5.5 3-pointers per contest, shooting a very impressive 61% from outside to make first-team all-tournament.

He’ll certainly have another massive season as the players alongside him continue to grow and develop as well.

His most recent offers come from Central Oklahoma, Cal Poly and Oklahoma Christian.

Chiante Tramble, 6-2, Sr., Edmond North

Following an impressive junior campaign at Putnam City West, Tramble will put his talents on display for the defending two-time Class 6A champion Edmond North Huskies for his final high school season. Over the summer, the 6-foot-2, facilitating and scoring lead guard was a primary playmaker for the Tulsa Hawks’ 17-U squad, facing a ton of talented players from across the country in the PRO16 circuit.

Against a loaded 1Family team, who boasted one of the top forwards in the nation in Asa Newell, Tramble posted 23 points on an efficient 9-for-15 shooting from the field, along with six rebounds and four assists.

The three-star guard’s most recent offers come from Independence and Allen Community College.

Jordan Warrior, 6-1, Sr., Putnam City West

Warrior has continually been one of the best perimeter defenders at guard in the state out of Putnam West. A tough, two-sport athlete who makes it his primary goal to lock ball handlers up on the perimeter and prevent them from making a play, he’s continued to fill out his frame and progress in that facet.

He’s seemingly honed in on becoming a football player past high school, as his recent offers in the sport come from East Central and Emporia State.

Domaunique Stephens Jr., 6-2, Jr., Putnam City

Stephens Jr. has grown a couple inches since last season, and he’s ready to help right the ship with the Pirates this season following a 10-13 finish last year. Adding both height and weight onto his frame in the offseason, Stephens will only be more adept as a playmaker heading into the regular season.

Competing with Team Trae Young on the Adidas 3SSB circuit over the summer, the exposure and experience against some of the top talent around the country should only serve as a building block as he enters his junior season.

Dayton Forsythe, 6-2, Sr., Dale

Forsythe, a three-star 6-foot-2 guard who recently signed with Oklahoma, has been in the Oklahoma hoops spotlight for the past few years. Leading Dale to two consecutive Class 2A state titles off of multiple masterful performances like his 29-point, eight-rebound outing in last year’s state championship, he’s been exceptional for head coach Jeff Edmonson and the Pirates.

As Forsythe enters his last year of high school basketball, he aims to finish his acclaimed career with another state title before he heads to Norman. He's also determined to return to State Fair Arena and continue to cement his status among statewide legends like Keiton Page, Rotnei Clarke, Stevie Clark, Bijan Cortes and Blake Griffin.

“I think just being mentioned with those guys tells you how good he is,” Edmonson said following their 2023 state title win. “He’s a special player, very unselfish and makes the guys around him better. And I can’t wait to see what he does next year.”

Boden Williams, 6-1, So., Owasso

Williams has established himself as one of the top prospects in the 2026 class out of Owasso. A strong and balanced multi-faceted guard, his offensive prowess is something that college coaches will salivate at with Williams standing at 6-foot-1 with a frame to fill. Another prospect in this list who can be listed within that combo guard slot, one should expect his stock to rise throughout his sophomore campaign with a loaded Owasso team.

The Rams' X account reported Williams received an offer from Oklahoma State on Aug. 2. Oklahoma State has recently been dialing in on its in-state recruitment, securing commitments from the likes of Brandon Garrison, Carlsheon Young and Jeremiah Johnson.

Jaden Constant, 6-1, Sr., Putnam City West

Constant is a player who’s stayed the course and consistently improved as he’s progressively received more opportunity. A scoring-centric guard, his production for the Patriots has grown year after year as he’s evolved into an adept all-around scorer filling the team’s combo guard role.

Coming off a summer running with Drive Nation on the Nike EYBL circuit, the 6-foot-2 guard has the tools to construct an impressive senior season. Constant received an offer from Harding University (Arkansas) in September.

Garrett Scott, 6-3, Sr., Pocola

A sharpshooter out of Pocola, Scott’s a three-sport athlete standing at 6-foot-3. An outstanding junior campaign posting 18 points, six rebounds and assists per game with 81 3's on the season - as the Indians reached the 2A state semifinals - gives you a sample size of what kind of scorer this prospect really is. And his buckets are translatable.

Following a great summer with Rogue, Scott received his first basketball scholarship offer from Independence, while also holding a football offer from Friends University.

Kobe Freeman, 5-11, Jr., Purcell

Freeman is primed for a huge junior season out of Purcell. A very mature, intelligent player, his summers spent with Oklahoma Wolfpack have proved to be beneficial in every aspect for his growth as a prospect. His adeptness at manipulating defenses and getting to his shooting spots, as well as maintaining awareness to make plays for others, makes him special.

During the Central Oklahoma team camp in late June, Freeman posted a 39-point performance with eight 3's against Pocola.

Landry Ballard, 6-1, Jr., Oklahoma City Douglass

A tough, quick-twitched guard, Ballard has seen himself with a lot of hype out of the 2025 class, making his claim as arguably the best guard within it. Coming off a state title last season, he’ll be looking to repeat again as he helps lead the Trojans at the lead guard position.

Ballard’s balanced offensive repertoire, combined with a plethora of weapons surrounding him, will see Douglass be the team to beat in 4A again this season.

Dylan Snow, 5-10, Sr., Yukon

Snow is one that certainly falls under people’s recognition when it comes to some of the best guards in the state. With a feel as good as anyone’s standing at 5-foot-10, Snow’s agility - compiled with his awareness and overall playmaking ability - causes confusion and disruption within defenses. Seemingly a very humble individual both on and off the court - don’t get it twisted, he is an outright killer making up for his lack of physical size.

Snow received his first offer ahead of the season this past August, coming from Schneider University in Texas.

Madden Padilla, 5-9, Sr., Lawton

Padilla, a pass-first lead guard out of Lawton, enters his final high school season following a summer of multiple offers and a great grassroots season. Holding a strong foundation with the ability to make plays for himself and others, he garnered offers from Redlands and Fort Scott throughout this offseason.

The 5-foot-9 floor general, who will have one last go with the Lawton Wolverines, expects his decision making and production to continue to heighten.

Noah Jones, 6-3, Sr., Norman North

Out of Norman North, Jones is one that catches your eye as soon as you see him fly for a block, or even when he gets downhill to rise up in the paint. He could certainly be listed as either a point guard or shooting guard, as he falls into the combo guard category combined with his ability to guard multiple positions.

A true athlete, he recorded four blocks alongside 13 points in a contest against Northwest Classen back in February.

D.J. Howell, 6-5, Jr., Broken Arrow

Howell is a highly skilled, big-bodied guard for Broken Arrow. Excels at finding his spots on the floor, which he can seemingly do with ease at times. While possessing a strong ability to score the ball on the interior, Howell’s facilitating skills are just as good, which will ultimately land him an impactful role at the next level. Especially when considering body type, his prototypical big guard stature will help him immensely past high school.

He currently holds interest from a number of colleges including Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa and Oral Roberts.

Gavin Loper, 6-3, Sr., Westmoore

The oldest of the three Loper brothers, Gavin is one who has such a complete game in all facets. An efficient scorer on all three levels with the handles to weave in and out of defenders, he is a special talent on the offensive side of the floor. But he is also a sound perimeter defender, possessing solid lateral quickness with fast hands to pickpocket ball handlers.

During the RUN Showcase, Loper put together a 28-point, five-rebound performance in one contest. Following a great summer with Rogue, he picked up offers from Saint Mary and Kansas Wesleyan.

Grant Loper, 6-2, Jr., Westmoore

Grant Loper is another Loper brother who displays a crafty, improvised feel to his game. Loves to create off the dribble and excels at finishing at the rim whether contested or not. A real competitor, his downhill speed and control alongside some impressive court vision sees him making plays constantly.

After also competing with Rogue during the summer, it will be interesting to see all three brothers mesh again on the court for Westmoore this upcoming season.

Triston Driver, 6-0, Jr., Bixby

Driver has continued to blossom into an impressive prospect out of Bixby. A sniper from long distance, methodical in the pick-and-roll game and an overall well-rounded lead guard, he’s continued to increase his stock throughout last season with the Spartans and into the summer with the Tulsa Hawks.

During the July live period, Driver erupted for 41 points in front of a slew of college coaches. Following that performance, he was given a scholarship offer to Oklahoma City. He’ll be one to keep tabs on throughout the regular season this year.

Jett Schafer, 5-11, Jr., Bishop McGuinness

A 5-foot-11 point guard out of Bishop McGuinness, Schafer displays elite scoring ability whenever he’s out on the court. As a smaller guard, he more than makes up for it through efficient shot selection and finding his spots on the floor. Schafer showed this during the summer at the “Who Wants the Smoke” event held by now-Texas Tech general manager Kellen Buffington.

Regarded as one of the most competitive events in grassroots basketball, Schafer shined for his Next Level squad, posting 27 points against a very talented Cooz Elite PRO16 team. Set to start his junior campaign, watch for Schafer to torch some defenses throughout the season.

Korbin Gunn, 6-0, Jr., Tulsa Union

Gunn has started to gain some real traction as one of the top guards in the 2025 class. Stamping his name through savvy point guard play and a knack for dissecting defenses, Gunn’s presence as both a scorer and facilitator shows him to have some genuine potential within the next two years.

Yet to receive his first offer, he’s poised and ready to make an impact again this season for the Redhawks.

Brandon Butler, 5-8, Jr., Northwest Classen

Butler has been one that hasn’t picked up a whole lot of notoriety due to the high amount of talented guards throughout the state. But don’t be fooled, this 5-foot-8 guard holds capabilities that other guards might not. As a facilitator, both his on-court I.Q. and awareness are noticeable, which makes sense as a kid who maintains a 4.5 GPA in the classroom.

He’s also a bonafide efficient scorer, as shown last season where he averaged 12 points a game on 46% shooting, as well as 36% from 3-point distance. As a two-sport athlete, keep your eyes on Butler both on the court and on the field.

Aiden Todd, 5-11, Jr., Bethany

Todd is one of the most skilled players among the prospects on this list. Efficient, agile and a knockdown shooter, he has the makings for an elite scorer, which he is. A methodical and precise approach to his game, whether it be through stop-on-a-dime pull-ups at the elbow, or probing the lane to find the best shot for him or his teammates, he’s a special talent for Bethany.

During the Charles K. Heatly Classic Tournament, Todd - who holds an offer from Southwestern Christian - averaged just over 21 points with five assists per game.

Clyde Davis, 6-0, Jr., Edmond Deer Creek

Davis is a quick-twitch guard from Deer Creek who has a good grasp of how to make the right play in many fast-paced situations and points of duress. A knowledgeable, patient lead guard proves as a confident lead guard, and his teammates would tell you the same.

The 6-foot floor general had an outstanding grassroots season this summer with the Tulsa Hawks, marking a number of both great scoring and facilitating performances on the PRO16 circuit. He’ll carry that momentum with him heading into this high school season.

BJ Harris, 6-0, Jr., Tulsa Booker T. Washington

Harris has been working in the offseason, and it’s paying dividends. Bulking up and putting on plenty of weight to his frame in order to keep up with the physicality of high-level varsity basketball, he’s looking the part as he heads into his junior year.

Following in the footsteps of many great guards to come through Booker T. Washington, Harris will have some pretty large shoes to fill. But he’s seemingly more prepared now more than ever. Make sure to be ready for Harris to help shake things up with Booker T. Washington’s move to 5A this season.

Jalen Wallace, 5-11, Sr., Carnegie

Wallace is a highly impressive talent standing at 5-foot-11 out of Carnegie. A true, pass-first lead guard, he also has the capability to explode for scoring outbursts. Making All-State honorable mention last season, he’ll be poised to make that All-State team this season.

His scoring presence will be flaunted this season, as well as his already established facilitating skill set. Wallace holds two offers from Independence and Baptist Bible College, he’ll look to build onto his recruitment throughout his senior campaign.

Anthony Leonard, 6-2, Jr., Putnam City North

Leonard’s beginning to flourish in his role as he heads into his third season at Putnam City North – this time, it’ll be with a new head coach in Mike Jeffries. An athletic, long, quick-handled guard who excels at getting to the rim with speed while also flashing a strong dribble pull-up, he’s a prototypical scorer for the Panthers.

As the game continues to slow down for him and he increases his confidence, this season will be massive for his recruitment. Coming off a 24-3 season last year, Leonard and Putnam City North will surely be in the mix for a gold ball in 2023-24.

Destin Edwards, 5-11, So., Community Christian

Edwards has been recognized as one of the top guards in the 2026 class, coming onto the scene and producing in quantities as just a freshman. An entertaining, smart, facilitating guard who takes care of the ball, he’s a dream floor general for a college coach.

Playing up with the Tulsa Hawks in the 16-U age division, Edwards finished up his AAU season with a 24-point, four-steal outing with four 3's. Coaches are beginning to notice, as he took an unofficial visit to Central Arkansas in late October.

Adonis Holiman, 5-9, Sr., Atoka

The younger brother of Adante Holiman, a legend at McAlester who now is playing a vital role for Texas-Rio Grande Valley, Adonis Holiman is closely following in his footsteps as he enters his senior year with his father, Will Holiman, right by his side. But this year, Adonis will be at a different school in Atoka.

A 5-foot-9, elusive guard with a very quick first step, Holiman remains committed to Texas A&M University-Commerce entering the start of his final year of high school hoops.

Diezel Davis, 5-9, Jr., Okay

Davis is a name that has been popping up as of late as a 5-foot-9 guard out of Okay in the Class of 2025. He holds an effortful energy about himself, and can do just about anything on the floor. While giving up size on the defensive end, he makes up for it with quick hands and sufficient defensive awareness. Offensively, he’s able to hit the 3 on the move or slice through the lane for a floater over taller defenders.

During his sophomore season, Davis was named the SBLive Oklahoma Athlete of the Week in February following a 21-point outing in a 55-53 win over Riverfield in the Class A regional semifinals.

Journey Chaney-Jones, 6-3, Sr., Tulsa Union

The second one from Tulsa Union on this list, Chaney-Jones fits the mold of a combo two-way guard, so he could be considered either a point or shooting guard. Regardless, he’s fallen into a fitting role with Union as he’s found his way to his senior season.

A strong perimeter defender and rebounding guard, his all-around versatility is what makes him so useful, and it also makes him a desirable target for small colleges. Southwestern College recognized this, as the school offered him a scholarship in late August.

Kaden Leache, 6-0, So., Casady

Leache is a very promising young prospect out of Casady. Already producing heavily for the Cyclones, he posted 15 points, 2.5 assists and just over a steal per game last season as just a freshman.

In Casady’s SPC title victory last season, Leache notched 21 points to help the Cyclones claim the win. He’ll continue to progress as he matures and further establishes his ability to read and pick apart defenses.

Photo of Dale's Dayton Forsythe (33) by George Mitchell

-- Nate Aker | @SBLiveOK