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According to multiple reports, 6′-11″ center Hannes Polla of Helsinki Basketball Academy, verbally committed to Oklahoma. Polla reportedly also visited Penn State and Tulane on a trip through the United States. Polla joins in-state forward Brady Manek as the Sooners’ two pledges in the 2017 class to date. Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger previously coached Polla’s coach, …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 8, 2016, 4:05 pm
6′-2″ guard Trae Young of Norman North (OK) announced he was down to six college choices near the end of July, and has now set official visit dates for most of his finalists. A pre-eminent scoring point guard in the ’17 class, and the No. 16 overall prospect, Young is set for the following trips: Oklahoma – September …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 25, 2016, 1:55 pm
After the third college basketball recruiting “live” period in July concluded, commitments and narrowed recruiting lists have come in a steady clip over the last week. Arguably the most notable news was Washington bypassing Auburn (who bolstered the previous top ranked group by adding Chuma Okeke just a week ago) for the No. 1 recruiting …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 1, 2016, 2:28 am
Five star guard Trae Young of Norman North (OK) has been among the most touted prospects in the 2017 class early on in high school. Now, fans of several prominent college basketball programs are hopeful he’ll attend their school of choice after high school. Young released a list of six finalists on Wednesday night, naming Kentucky, Oklahoma, …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: July 28, 2016, 12:55 pm
Prospects are listed in alphabetical order. Players who did not play during the 2015-2016 season are not considered. Bashir Ahmed, 6′-7″, SG, Hutchinson CC (KS), St. John’s – Red Storm fans suffered through Chris Mullin’s first year as head coach, but help in the form of Ahmed, and others, is on the way.  Ahmed had …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: April 10, 2016, 5:00 pm
Best Player: Kameron McGusty, Oklahoma Best Potential: Emmanuel Malou, Iowa State Best Scorer: Jacob Young, Texas Best Shooter: Thomas Dziagwa, Oklahoma State Best Rebounder: Solomon Young, Iowa State Best Passer: Darrion Strong, Oklahoma Best Defender: Sagaba Konate, West Virginia Best Glue Guy: Chase Harler, West Virginia Best Athlete: Mark Vital, Baylor 1. Oklahoma Sooners Darrion Strong | 6′-2″ | PG | Coffeyville CC (KS) Kameron …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: November 28, 2015, 6:54 pm

Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsJordan Woodard (Sr)Darrion Strong (Sr)Jordan Shepherd (Jr)Jordan Shepherd (Sr)
Darrion Strong (Jr)Jordan Shepherd (So)
Jordan Shepherd (Fr)
WingsRashard Odomes (So)Rashard Odomes (Jr)Rashard Odomes (Sr)Kameron McGusty (Sr)
Christian James (So)Christian James (Jr)Christian James (Sr)
Kameron McGusty (Fr)Kameron McGusty (So)Kameron McGusty (Jr)
PostsKhadeem Lattin (Jr)Khadeem Lattin (Sr)Jamuni McNeace (Sr)Matt Freeman (Sr)
Jamuni McNeace (So)Jamuni McNeace (Jr)Dante Buford (Sr)Kristian Doolittle (Sr)
Dante Buford (So)Dante Buford (Jr)Matt Freeman (Jr)Brady Manek (Jr)
Matt Freeman (Fr)Matt Freeman (So)Kristian Doolittle (Jr)Hannes Polla (Jr)
Kristian Doolittle (Fr)Kristian Doolittle (So)Brady Manek (So)
Brady Manek (Fr)Hannes Polla (So)
Hannes Polla (Fr)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Brady Manek6'-8"SFHarrah (OK)HSVerbal
Hannes Polla6'-11"CHelsinki Basketball Academy (FIN)InternationalVerbal