Oklahoma men's basketball primer

Breaking down the OU basketball roster and providing three story lines for the season.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: November 10, 2012

F — Amath M'Baye (6-9, Jr.): The Big 12 Preseason Newcomer of the Year is ready to showcase his talents after sitting out last season after transferring from Wyoming.

F — Romero Osby (6-8, Sr.): Solid both outside and in, shot 49 percent last season.

G — Steven Pledger (6-4, Sr.): The Sooners' leading scorer last season is back for more.

G — Je'lon Hornbeak (6-3, Fr.): A smart decision-maker and constant giver of high effort.

G — Isaiah Cousins (6-3, Fr.): Incredible court vision and smooth passer.

Rotation candidates

G — Sam Grooms (6-1, Sr.): A solid ballhandler who helps calm the sometimes over-energized squad

G — Buddy Hield (6-3, Fr.): Immediate producer from the bench with a can't-lose mentality

F — Andrew Fitzgerald (6-8, Sr.): A natural power forward who started every game the last two seasons.

F — Tyler Neal (6-7, So.): Former Putnam City West standout is a versatile forward who can play against any man — big or small.

C — Casey Arent (6-10, Sr.): Solid passer and one of the bigger bodies in the Big 12.

G — Cameron Clark (6-6, Jr.): Former starter who's a well-rounded small forward.

Rest of roster

G — James Fraschilla (5-10, So.): Known for his trick-shot videos and upbeat attitude.


by Stephanie Kuzydym
Reporter
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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