Oklahoma men's basketball coach Lon Kruger announced Friday that high school senior Frank Booker has signed a National Letter of Intent and will be a freshman on the Sooners' 2013-14 squad.
Booker is a 6-4, 190-pound guard from Augusta, Ga., who averaged 27.9 points and 4.1 assists per game as a senior this past year for 22-3 Westside High School. Booker led the Patriots to the Region 3-AA title and to the second round of the Class AA state tournament.
A noted 3-point shooter, Booker drained 99 treys as a senior (4.0 per game) and 79 as a junior (2.8 per game). He shot .810 from the free throw line his senior season (171-for-211).
"Frank's reputation is as a 3-point shooter,” Kruger said, “but he's really just a good all-around basketball player who loves to work.
“He has a great desire to make progress every day and his attitude about working hard and being a gym rat will fit in perfectly with the guys already in our program. He'll step right in and represent OU in a first-class way.”
WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH MARVIN FIELDS ON FRANK BOOKER:
"Frank is very court-savvy, is an outstanding perimeter shooter and is very unselfish. If he has the green light to shoot from the outside, you can expect great consistency. I would say he's a diamond in the rough. He started all four years and got better every year. His shooting percentage increased every year, he's gotten stronger each year and he's got a very good work ethic. I think Oklahoma got a heck of a player.