Week two Elite Eight nominees
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —
His is a story that traveled almost 200 miles. Josh Robinson has found his new home in Broken Arrow.
“I’m more of a social person,” he says. “So it was easy. I like making friends.”
“We were going to be pretty good anyway,” says BA Head Coach Beau Wallace. “But I think he adds another dynamic to our team with how he plays and the emotion he plays with.”
The 6-foot-5-inch senior is averaging nearly 18 points and seven rebounds a game for the number one ranked Tigers.
“I like living up to the hype,” Robinson says. “Because there was a lot of expectation coming in, whether it was good or bad. So just playing up to my potential and just playing hard, it’s been a blessing.”
“We love having him here,” Wallace says. “He’s always got a smile on his face and he’s still a competitor.”
Robinson has gone through a relocation from Paris, Texas, to a school five times the size.
“It’s been fun playing with great players,” he says. “I just enjoy playing with elite players and an elite coaching staff. It was a struggle at first, but it’s been fun.”
Karly Wadsworth's story; however, is one that’s just beginning.
“She’s always been good,” says her coach Kandy Damron. “And she’s always worked on her game.”
Wadsworth is only a sophomore for the Oologah Mustangs.
“I like skip passes and when I know they can’t handle the ball,” Wadsworth says of what she likes on the court. “I like to put pressure on them and make them pass it or steal a ball.”
And she’s starting to shine with 30 points against rival Hilldale.
“I’ve played them since I was little, some of those girls,” Wadsworth says. “So I really wanted to beat them. And they were being physical and we were being physical back. No one thought we’d win that game.”
Congratulations to our week two Elite Eight nominees Josh Robinson and Karly Wadsworth.