Originally Published: Feb 22, 2010 10:55 PM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Mobile Journalist
OKLAHOMA CITY – Could this be the year for Putnam City West basketball? Their boys team has never won a Gold Ball, but Tim Stogsdill’s squad has the makings to be a strong contender for the big prize in March.
“I’m enjoying the journey this year, it’s a great group of kids,” said Stogsdill.
The team chemistry couldn’t be much better for Putnam City West. The Patriots have an 18-5 record and are currently ranked in third in 6A according to okrankings.com.
The Patriots are led by two seniors; 6-foot-9 Amric Fields and 6-foot-7 Tyler Neal are each averaging close to 20-points a game this season. Fields has already signed a letter-of-intent to play at Texas Christian next season, while Neal is still looking for the right school. Oral Roberts has offered Neal a scholarship, while Marquette and USC are starting to take interest in his talents.
“They’ve done a great job, they can both step out and shoot the three,” said Stogsdill.
Stogsdill is in his fifth year at PC West and this year’s team is easily his best. The Patriots start postseason play this Friday at home against the Moore Lions.