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OU basketball: Sooners get commitment from 7-footer Akolda Manyang, cousin of Longar Longar

by Ryan Aber Published: June 15, 2014

OU added a pair of high school centers and a power forward in the 2014 class after Ryan Spangler was the team’s lone consistent contributor on the interior last season.

Spangler will be a junior this season while D.J. Bennett, who was a solid defensive presence by the end of the season, will be a senior.

The Sooners also recently added Houston transfer TaShawn Thomas, who was a starter for the Cougars last season.

Thomas is appealing to be eligible immediately and will have one season of eligiblity.

Manyang could be teammates this season with former Douglass and Oklahoma State point guard Stevie Clark. Clark, who was dismissed from the team at OSU following a February arrest, is enrolled at Indian Hills this summer and is likely to play there this season.

Manyang’s commitment was first reported by

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
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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