Sooners sign Tyler Neal
Jeff Capel and Oklahoma signed their first player in the spring period Friday when they inked Putnam City West star Tyler Neal.
Neal, a 6-7, 220-pound forward, averaged 18.2 points and 9.1 rebounds last season and was named Oklahoma’s Gatorade Player of the Year.
“I’ve grown up watching OU football and OU basketball, going to games with family. I always thought that was the place for me. I decided if I’d ever get a scholarship, that I’d take it,” Neal told The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright.
“Tyler’s a really good player,” said Capel in a press release on SoonerSports.com. “He’s skilled, he’s a really good athlete, he can shoot the basketball, can pass it and is a pretty good ball handler. I think he has a big upside. He skipped a grade when he was younger and so he just turned 17 years old. I think there’s a chance he’s going to continue growing.
“On top of having a very high basketball I.Q., he’s a great kid, a really good student and comes from a great family. He’s the kind of guy we want in our program and we’re excited about what he can become at OU.”