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OC signee Box named MVP of annual Faith 7 all-star basketball game

OC signees Jordan Box (left) and Elijah Strickland (right) played for Texas in the annual Faith 7 all-star game on Saturday, with Box earning Texas most valuable player honors.
OC signees Jordan Box (left) and Elijah Strickland (right) played for Texas in the annual Faith 7 all-star game on Saturday, with Box earning Texas most valuable player honors.

SHAWNEE, Okla. (June 7, 2014) – Oklahoma Christian basketball signee Jordan Box earned most valuable player honors for his team on Saturday while leading Texas past Oklahoma 116-112 in overtime in the annual Faith 7 all-star game at the Noble Complex.

Box, a 5-foot-10 guard who starred at Heritage High School in Frisco, Texas, scored a team-high 29 points on 13-of-22 shooting for the Texas squad. He hit a key floater in the final minute of overtime to put Texas ahead by four points.

Box led Frisco Heritage to a 26-4 record and a Class 4A area title this past season, averaging 17.8 points and 2.9 rebounds per game as a senior while shooting 46.3 percent from the field, 38.8 percent from 3-point range and 73.3 percent from the free-throw line. He finished his prep career as Frisco Heritage’s all-time leading scorer with 1,571 points.

Another OC signee, Elijah Strickland – a 6-foot-3 guard from Burkburnett, Texas – also played for the Lone Star State squad against Oklahoma and scored four points, going 4-of-4 from the free-throw line after his quick first step led to fouls.

Two other OC newcomers, Tripp Fuller of Oklahoma City (Westmoore High School) and Stephen Amalong of Oklahoma City (Bishop McGuinness High School) played Saturday in the annual Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Class 6A-5A-4A all-star games, also played at the Noble Complex. Fuller scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting while Amalong scored four points.