* Kruger said he isn’t sure if incoming junior-college forwards Edson Avila and Keshaun Hamilton will join the team in time for summer workouts and its 10-day European tour.
“Edson Avila and Keshaun Hamilton probably will be finishing up their work,” Kruger said. “There’s a chance of them not being able to practice and going on that trip, but that remains to be seen.”
* Kruger expects incoming freshman point guard Jordan Woodard to make an immediate impact:
In three seasons as Edmond Memorial’s starting point guard, Woodard helped lead the Bulldogs to two Class 6A state championships, including the 2013 title. He needed arthroscopic knee surgery after his senior season, and played the state championship game on a badly injured hamstring.
“He’s a good basketball player,” Kruger said. “He’s a team guy. He handled the ball well at the point, probably more of a point guard than anyone else we’ve got. When you think about Je’lon, Isaiah … they’re more combo guard who have played some point. But Jordan’s played point all his life, and that’s his natural position.”
The Sooners lose departing senior Sam Grooms, who started 39 games at point guard over the past two seasons.