Yukon enters postseason play with a lot of fire power

The Yukon boys basketball team is entering the 2017 post season with a top-10 ranking and a plethora of talent that rivals almost any other team in the state in Class 6A.

The Millers entered the final regular season game of the season on Friday evening at Stillwater with a 14-7 mark on the year.

Yukon was sent to the east side of the bracket in the regional round of the post season, but the Millers will play at the Norman North regional site with the Timberwolves as the No. 1 seed, YHS as the No. 2 seed, No. 3 seed Sand Springs and No. 4 seed Jenks.

The Millers will take on Sand Springs in the No. 2 versus the No. 3 seed match up at 6 p.m. on Friday, while Norman North will take on Jenks. The winners of the two games will play each other for the regional championship on Saturday at Norman North.

The losers of the day-one games will be eliminated from postseason play and their seasons will be over. If Yukon beats Sand Springs and wins the regional championship on Saturday, they will only need one win in the area round the following weekend to qualify for the state tournament. If the Millers win against the Sandites but lose the regional championship, they will have to win both games in the area round to make state.

Norman North and Yukon are the only two ranked teams in the regional. North is ranked fifth in Class 6A and Yukon is ranked ninth. Sand Springs and Jenks are both unranked.

Yukon senior Cameron Martin is the headline player for the Millers, as he is averaging a double-double at more than 20 points per game and more than 10 rebounds per outing. Martin signed a letter of intent back in the fall to play college basketball at Jacksonville State University.

Norman North senior Trae Young is the highlight reel player for the T-Wolves. Young is ranked as the best high school basketball player in the state and one of the top 15 best players in the nation. The five-star guard recently announced his plans to sign to play college basketball at the University of Oklahoma.

Here are the team stats for Yukon this season going into their final regular season game at Stillwater, which took place on Friday night:

Yukon shot 50.3 percent as a team from the field this season. The Millers shot 55.6 percent from two-point range, 26.6 percent from three-point range and 66.5 percent from the free throw line.

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