Thursday, February 23, 2006

Sooners Looking for Post Season Honors

With the basketball season winding down and March madness just days away it’s time to start thinking about post season awards. There are four Oklahoma men’s basketball players who are candidates for post season accolades. Here they are along with the awards they should be considered for.

Jr. Michael Neal
All-Big 12 Candidate
Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Candidate

• Ranks second in the nation in 3-point field goals in conference games (4.4).
• Has made 26 treys over the last four games, representing the most by a Sooner over a four-game span in school history.
• Averaging 24.3 points and 6.7 3-pointers over the last three contests (had 26 points and seven treys at Colorado Feb. 15, a career-high 29 points and a career-high eight triples Feb. 18 against Iowa State and 18 points and five more treys Feb. 20 at Texas Tech).
• Owns a Big 12-best .523 field goal percentage in conference play. No guard has ever led the Big 12 in field goal percentage in league games for an entire conference season.

Sr. Terrell Everett
All-Big 12 Candidate

• Ranks third in the nation in assists with 6.7 per game.
• Averaging 10.3 assists over the last four games.
• Averages 14.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 1.8 steals in Big 12 games.
• Has led Oklahoma in assists in 21 of 24 games.
• Has scored in double figures in 10 of the team's 11 conference games.
• Registered 25 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in win over No. 4 Texas on Jan. 28.

All-Big 12 Candidate

• Leads Sooners in scoring (14.0 ppg) rebounding (8.1 rpg), blocked shots (1.4 bpg) and field goal percentage (.566).
• Ranks third in Big 12 in rebounding and third in field goal percentage.
• A first-team NABC all-district selection.
• Has five double-doubles on the season.
• Has shot .500 or better from the field in 19 of 24 games this year.

Sr. Kevin Bookout
All-Big 12 Candidate

• Averaging 11.3 points and 7.1 rebounds a game while shooting .563 from the field.
• Has played with a broken bone in his left wrist (sustained Jan. 21).
• Ranks sixth in Big 12 in rebounding and fifth in conference games (7.0 rpg).
• Has shot .500 or better from the field in 18 games this season.

You can read more about the OU candidates along with all their credentials at Sooner