The annual Oklahoma vs. Texas Faith 7 Basketball Bowl is set for a 7 p.m. tipoff Saturday at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.
Six Division I players highlight the Oklahoma roster this season, led by Oklahoman Super 5 selections Omega Harris and Mitchell Solomon.
Harris, a 6-foot-3 guard from Putnam City West, has signed with UTEP, while Bixby’s 6-foot-9 Solomon is headed to Oklahoma State.
The rest of the Oklahoma roster includes Brett Cannon of Del City, Stephen Edwards of Putnam City West, Jaz Gayanich of Velma-Alma, Jacob Hammond of Comanche, Harrah’s Collin Jennings, Midwest City’s Torey Noel, Keyshawn Perkins of Lawton Eisenhower and Kevin Sims from Tulsa Washington.
Yukon’s Scott Raper will serve as the team’s coach with Aaron Weast of Comanche as his assistant.
The Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association All-Star games will precede the Faith 7 games at OBU, starting with the Class A vs. Class B game at 1 p.m., followed by Class 2A vs. Class 3A at 2:15 and the Class 4A/5A/6A game at 3:30.
MARLINS CALL UP REALMUTO
Former Carl Albert star J.T. Realmuto was called up from Double-A Jacksonville late Saturday night by the Miami Marlins, but was not in Sunday’s lineup to make his major league debut.
Realmuto, who was The Oklahoman’s All-State and Big All-City Player of the Year in 2010, replaces Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, a former RedHawk who is dealing with a concussion.
During his senior season with the Titans, Realmuto set the national record for RBIs with 119, while also hitting 28 home runs and 26 doubles.
The Marlins selected him in the third round that summer. He was hitting .301 with five homers and 31 RBIs this season for Jacksonville.
EDMOND MEMORIAL’S JESSICA FOSTER SIGNS WITH DALLAS
Edmond Memorial’s Jessica Foster has signed a letter of intent with the University of Dallas.
The 5-foot-8 forward averaged 5.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in 25 games as a senior for the Bulldogs.