As Matt first reported here last night, OU basketball picked up it's third member of the 2012 class with the commitment of Sooner legacy Jarion Henry. Henry is the son of former OU fan favorite Skeeter Henry who played for the Sooners from 1988-90.
Henry is currently enrolled at a prep school in California, but plans on enrolling in January and will petition the NCAA to allow him to be able to play this year. If successful, he would be available for the Sooners right around the time conference play starts.
Henry has said that people compare his game to that of Lamar Odom or Jalen Rose, so if accurate it would seem he is a kid with size (6'9") who can handle the ball in the open floor and distribute the basketball to create scoring opportunities for his teammates. He also mentioned when discussing his commitment that he had not previously considered OU because the previous coach's (Capel, ugh) style didn't really fit him. So the up-and-down style of play that Coach Kruger has installed is clearly attracting the attention of some talented h.s. prospects, which can only bode well for the future of this basketball program.
Henry, originally ranked as the #119th overall player out of high school, now joins Rivals Top 100 commits Buddy Hield and Jelon Hornbeak in the Sooners 2012 signing class. OU is now down with their 2012 class and will move onto 2013 with several highly regarded in-state prospects their main focus.
I don't know about the rest of you, but the more time that passes the more excited I get about where Coach Kruger seems to have this program headed!
Welcome to Sooner Nation Jarion!