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High school basketball: Edmond North's Carlbe Ervin signs with Connors State

by Ed Godfrey and Ryan Aber and Scott Wright Published: April 9, 2013

Edmond North standout Carlbe Ervin signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Connors State on Monday, according to the college located in Warner.

Ervin, who was a first-team selection to The Oklahoman's Big All-City team, and a Class 6A All-State honorable mention, averaged 19.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 6.4 assists as a senior after moving from Carl Albert.

Ervin picked Connors over Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College.

“I want to go to a junior-college to get my grades better and get some bigger Division I offers, because that's where I want to play,” Ervin said.


Bethany's Phil Brown has decided to step away from his role as the Bronchos' boys basketball coach. He will remain as the school's athletic director, and he'll continue to teach.

“The last five years, I've been trying to do three jobs — teacher, basketball coach and athletic director,” Brown said. “I got burned out. I've got one son in India and another son moving to Atlanta for a job. I want to be able to do some other things.”

Brown, who kept the Bronchos as a regular top-10 program during most of his tenure, said he has offered his input on the next coach, but the decision will primarily be made by superintendent Kent Schellenberger.

Brown has been assisted by Aaron Toler, the brother of Oklahoma Christian coach Trent Toler. Both brothers played at Bethany. Aaron Toler was on the 2001 state championship team.

The Bronchos are also looking for their next baseball coach after Ryan Morgan decided that he will leave coaching to enter private business.


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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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