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Three captains named for Oklahoma men’s basketball team

Stephanie Kuzydym Published: October 17, 2012

Oklahoma forward Romero Osby, left, shoots over Texas A&M’s Ray Turner, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, March 3, 2012. Oklahoma won 65-62. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

The men’s basketball team voted and Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger announced the men’s basketball team will be lead by two senior and one junior captains.

Seniors Andrew Fitzgerald and Romero Osby and junior Amath M’Baye are the 2012-2013 captains for the Sooners.

“We’ve had a lot of guys step up and work hard in the offseason, but it’s no surprise, as indicated by the vote of their teammates, that Romero, Andrew and Amath were selected as captains,” Kruger said. “Those guys have done an excellent job consistently with workouts as well as on campus and in the community, and their teammates obviously respect that. They want what’s best for the team and they’re all about working to make each other better every day and representing well, and for those three it comes pretty naturally.”

Osby started all 31 games last season averaging 12.9 points, a team-high 7.3 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shot in 30.2 minutes per game. Fitzgerald has started the last 64 games for Oklahoma, finishing last season third in team scoring. M’Baye is making his debut with the Sooners this season after transferring from Wyoming and sitting out last season due to NCAA’s transfer rules.

The three captains will lead the Oklahoma men’s basketball team during the first home exhibition game against Washburn at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2.

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