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Capel talking to elite PG

by Michael Baldwin Published: September 27, 2010

According to one Twitter account, Oklahoma men’s basketball coach Jeff Capel is visiting Brewster Academy, N.H., point guard Naadir Tharpe.

A 6-0 point guard, Tharpe is ranked the No. 91 recruit in the country according to, the nation’s No. 11 point guard. Tharpe is viewed as a pass-first floor leader that can also attack the basket.

Tharpe scored 1,000 points at St. Peter-Marian before transferring to Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., for his final two years of high school. He also played well at Chris Paul’s camp for the nation’s top point guards.

Playing AAU ball for the New England Playaz last summer, Tharpe verbally committed to Providence College in March but re-opened his recruiting after PC lost assistant coach Pat Skerry to Pittsburgh.

Other schools reportedly interested in Tharpe include Boston College, UNLV, Minnesota, Marquette, Rutgers, Seton Hall, UNC-Charlotte and Providence. Miami, Wake Forest and Indiana also have shown interest.

Tharpe was quoted this summer: “There aren’t a lot of point guards and a lot of colleges need guards. So if I just keep doing what I am doing, hopefully I get the pick of school I want to go to.”

Here is a link with Tharpe’s highlights.

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by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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