June 26, 2006

Oklahoma Team Camp draws stars

This weekend the University of Oklahoma and head basketball coach Jeff Capel hosted the Sooner Basketball Team Camp where teams from around the state come together in some friendly competition. While some of the state's top teams failed to show up there were still teams such as Edmond Santa Fe, Norman, and Elk City to display the talent they have on the docket for the 2006-07 season.

Elk City was led by Oklahoma commitment Cade Davis who performed well until hurting his back Friday night. He played limited minutes on Saturday, but senior point guard Matt Jones put on a show and impressed many spectators at the camp. Jones ability to take the ball to the basket proved to be too difficult for many teams to slow down. By Sunday night he had left a lasting impact on the camp as Davis continued to fight through his injury. Davis did get an opportunity to show his smooth shot over the three day camp, but was unable to perform 100-percent due to his injury. As of today Davis is already feeling much better and is actually in Norman still hanging out with his good friend and fellow Oklahoma commitment Blake Griffin.

Edmond Santa Fe was led by junior guard Nicci Combs who is already drawing attention from some D-I schools. Combs played a lot of basketball over the weekend, but proved to be one of the most impressive players in attendance at the camp. His athleticism should gain him a lot of attention over the next year.

Norman was the juggernaut of the camp as they breezed through the Sunday tournament to become team camp champions. Led by sophomore-to-be Terrence Boyd, the Tigers went from blow-out victory to blow-out victory through the Sunday tournament. The size and speed of the team was too much for any team to match up with thanks to arguably the top point guard in the state, Ryan Broyles, to go along with Kyle Hardrick and Boyd. Boyd specifically put on a show with several highlight dunks, including one where he actually jumped over a player on a breakaway.

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