The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SPORTS - BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer

Start­ing 5

No., Name, Pos., Ht, Cl, Home­town

0, Chris­tian James, G, 6-4, Jr., Hous­ton

Re­made his shot dur­ing the off­sea­son after strug­gling through con­fer­ence play last year.

1, Rashard Odomes, G, 6-6, Jr., Cop­peras Cove, Texas

After av­er­ag­ing just 1.9 points as a fresh­man, saw his role in­crease greatly last year, av­er­ag­ing 10.1 points per game.

3, Khadeem Lat­tin, F, 6-9, Sr., Hous­ton

Lat­tin was the only player to start ev­ery game last sea­son for the Soon­ers.

11, Trae Young, G, 6-2, Fr., Nor­man North

Av­er­aged 42.6 points per game as a high school se­nior last year.

35, Brady Manek, F, 6-9, Fr., Har­rah

Has made a quick im­pres­sion, earn­ing the start­ing nod when Kris­tian Doolit­tle was sus­pended for the first se­mes­ter.

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4, Ja­muni McNeace, F, 6-10, R-Jr., Kanka­kee, Ill.

Showed big im­prove­ment down the stretch, find­ing more con­sis­tency on both ends of the floor.

5, Matt Free­man, F, 6-10, R-So., Auck­land, New Zealand

Free­man started off strong last sea­son be­fore fall­ing back in the ro­ta­tion. 13, Jor­dan Shep­herd, G, 6-2, So., Asheville, N.C.

Started four games at point guard last sea­son and av­er­aged 4.3 points per game.

14, Ty Lazenby, G, 6-5, Jr., Glen­coe

The NOC-Enid trans­fer av­er­aged 22.9 points, 4.7 re­bounds and 2.3 as­sists last year.

20, Kameron McGusty, G, 6-5, So., Katy, Texas

Led the Soon­ers with 14.4 points per game in Big 12 play last sea­son.


2, Chris Giles, G, 6-3, Fr., Dal­las

Giles’ fa­ther, also Chris, played for the Soon­ers from 1994-96.

22, Pa­trick Geha, F, 6-5, Jr., Lea­wood, Kan.

First-year walk-on av­er­aged 11.8 points and 4.1 re­bounds as a high school se­nior.

30, Mar­shall Thorpe, F, 6-9, R-So., Tulsa Kel­ley

Played in three games as a walk-on a year ago.

32, Read Streller, F, 6-8, Fr., Ok­la­homa Chris­tian School

In ad­di­tion to be­ing a bas­ket­ball stand­out at OCS, Streller also was among the state’s best ten­nis play­ers.

44, Hannes Polla, C, 6-11, Fr., Lahti, Fin­land

It could take awhile for Polla to crack the ro­ta­tion but he adds a phys­i­cal pres­ence in­side that the Soon­ers have lacked.

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