High schools: What about the 2012 basketball class?

The depth of mid-major talent is as strong as any class to come through the state, including standouts like James Woodard and Aaron Anderson.
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, swright@opubco.com Published: February 5, 2012
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While the 2013 basketball recruiting class is unique because of its talent at the top, the current group of seniors has a unique aspect as well — depth.

Even if the elite programs aren't flocking to the state to see the 2012 class, plenty of college coaches are still recruiting Oklahoma hard.

The depth of mid-major talent is as strong as any class to come through the state.

The 2012 class is missing its one elite star. Ardmore's Nino Jackson, regarded as a top-50 national recruit at one point, hasn't played a high school game since last February when academic issues sidelined him just before the state tournament. The 6-foot-2 combo guard had offers from North Carolina, Kansas, Texas and several more, but his future is uncertain.

Of the current seniors, only Sperry's C.J. Cole has a major-college opportunity locked up. The underrated 6-foot-7 forward will be a recruited walk-on at Oklahoma next year.



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