Hoops Recruiting: No Rest For Keiton Page

Ketion Page is the kind of kid who can't wait for October to arrive. That's because the Pawnee (Okla.) High School standout will once again get a chance to begin playing basketball with his teammates. A day after scoring 54 points and leading his Pawnee High School team to the Class 2A state championship, Page was already thinking about his future – as an Oklahoma State Cowboy.

The 5-foot-10 guard made 20 of 28 shots, including 9-of-11 three-pointers, to conclude his record-setting high school career with 54 points, while also dishing out 14 assists, in the Black Bears 95-79 victory over Oklahoma Christian School in the 2A state title game on Saturday afternoon in Oklahoma City.

Page set numerous records with his performance in leading Pawnee to a 27-2 record, and the school's second state championship in his four varsity seasons. Those records are:
most career points in state tournament games (369)

most points in a single state tournament (138)

most points in a season (1,287), and

best scoring average in a single season (44.4)

"I guess I'll take about a week off, and start working again. Start hitting the weight room, and try to get a little bit bigger and a little stronger," Page said Sunday afternoon. "When the season is over at OSU, I'll start going down (to play in pickup games with the players)."

A little later in the conversation, though, he admitted that taking a week off is probably not going to happen for one of Oklahoma high school's most dedicated gym rats.

"(My dad) told me to take a week off, but he's already asking if I want to go shoot around tonight. So I'm sure we'll go back to the gym tonight," said Page, whose dad, David Page, was his coach the past four seasons at Pawnee.

"It's really exciting to win a state championship but it hasn't really sunk in yet. That was a good way to go out," Page said. "We got back to Pawnee (Saturday night) and all the community wa waiting for us. That was a pretty cool deal. It's a great feelinig to go out with a state championship."

Here are Page's stats from his senior season:
Points per game (44.38)
Total points (1,287)
2-point field goals (305 of 486, 62.7 percent)
3-point field goals (145 of 289, 50.2 percent)
Free throws (242 of 270, 89.6 percent)
Assists (213, 7.34 per game)
Steals (172, 5.93 per game)
Rebounds (67, 2.31 per game)
Turnovers (53, 1.83 per game)
Fouls (62, 2.14 per game)

Here are Page's stats for his four-year high school career:
Games (111)
Total points (3,709)
Scoring average (33.41 points)
Total field goals (1,300 of 2,237, 58.1 percent)
2-point field goals (842 of 1,319, 63.84 percent)
3-point field goals (458 of 918, 49.89 percent)
Free throws (651 of 742, 87.74 percent)
Rebounds (317, 2.86 per game)
Steals (574, 5.17 per game)
Assists (706, 6.36 per game)
Turnovers (221, 1.99 per game)

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