Oklahoma basketball: Isaiah Cousins practices 'full speed'

by Ryan Aber Published: June 17, 2014
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While most teams are going through organized summer workouts, Oklahoma’s Frank Booker and Iowa State’s Monté Morris are overseas playing on the United States’ Elite Under-20 team.

Iowa State assistant Cornell Mann said Tuesday that when he talked to Morris earlier in the day that he raved about Booker.

“He said he really played well and shot the ball well,” Mann said.

Booker, who will be a sophomore, averaged 5.1 points coming off the bench for the Sooners last year.

COLLINS HAS ADJUSTMENTS TO MAKE

TCU coach Trent Johnson expects freshman Chauncy Collins to have an impact for the Horned Frogs.

When that impact will come, though, is a question.

Johnson said Collins will have more of an adjustment to make to college basketball and school life than other players because of his home school background.

Collins starred for the Oklahoma City Storm and was The Oklahoman’s Super Five Player of the Year as a senior.

“He has a little bit of the ‘it’ factor,” Johnson said. “He can score. It’s all new to him. When you come from a situation like home school, he’s been alone for awhile. How he adjusts to the daily discipline that goes on with school and social life and obviously basketball and structure within basketball is going to determine how good he’s going to be and how soon he’s going to be (able to contribute).

“I love his courage, I love his competitiveness.”

HUGGINS STILL RECOVERING

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins continues to recover after undergoing hip replacement surgery earlier this month.

“I’m sore but I think I’m doing well,” Huggins said. “I think the recovery is going fine. It’s just sore.”

Huggins, 60, used a stool on the sidelines for much of last season as his hip condition grew worse.


by Ryan Aber
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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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