Pryor's Jaedon Campbell – Character Counts Presented by Rhett Minson State Farm

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Jaedon Campbell started playing the game of basketball at a young age. Now a varsity player for Pryor High School, Campbell is a prime example of what it means to be a student-athlete. 

“I started playing basketball when I was about seven years old, so about second grade. I play baseball for the high school also,” said Campbell. 

Campbell’s passion for the sport and his teammates is obvious when you see him play. 

“What I love about my team and my teammates is that we have all known each other since we were younger so we all have really good chemistry on and off the court. When we play on the court we have this flow on offense, we share the ball great we work well together and if a shooter is hot we try to find that person no matter who it is,” said Campbell. 

This season Campbell and his fellow Tigers are ranked No. 9 in Class 5A under head coach David Day. 


“Our season has been very good so far. Right now, we are 13-4 and we have been shooting the ball pretty well and that’s what we’re going to have to do if we want to keep winning. We don’t have very much size for a post guy, so we have a lot of shooters and when we’re on them we are a hard team to beat,” said Campbell. 

But the athlete in Campbell always takes a backseat to the student in Campbell. His grades and doing well in school is his first priority. 

“Academics are pretty important you have to stay up on your grades if you want to play so that’s a big part of sports is being able to play any sport and take care of your school work,” said Campbell. “My plans after I graduate are to attend Eastern Oklahoma State College and play baseball and continue my academic career.”

Campbell said one of the biggest influences in his life is one of his teammates. 

“A big influence on me on the court is my teammate Jarett Gage. He’s always pushing me in practice and making me better. Off the court, it’s my brother pushing me to work harder at everything I do,” Campbell said. 

The Pryor Tigers are in the final stretch of the regular season with road games at Coweta and Grove in February. Their final home game is set for Feb. 15th when they host No. 15 Tahlequah. The state tournament is set for March 7-9.