Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals

Is Cameron Clark ready to make the leap for Oklahoma?

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Oklahoma is winding down it’s European tour for the summer as they lost to a team from the French National Basketball League to go 4-1 on the trip.

But the good news for the trip overall was the emergence of Cameron Clark. The senior 6’6″ wing has produced for the Sooners the past two seasons, but his minutes declined from 27 a game to 17 a game last season and he’s never averaged double-figures in scoring.

But on the European trip — according to a story from the AP — Clark started to develop as a scorer and could become a more reliable scoring threat.

Senior guard/forward Cameron Clark led OU in scoring for the fourth time in five games. He registered 15 points and added eight rebounds. Clark finished the tour averaging 16.8 points and 7.0 boards.
If Clark can continue to thrive as a scorer and also keep his field goal percentage of last season — 51 percent — then Oklahoma could have a nice advantage on the wing with Clark’s size and ability.

Tennessee G Hubbs undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee guard Robert Hubbs won’t practice this week after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Tuesday.

The school said in a news release that Hubbs had it done “to address chronic swelling issues that have been present since the preseason.”

No timetable has been set for when Hubbs could return to action, but he is considered doubtful for Tennessee’s next game on Dec. 12 at Butler. Tennessee (4-3) is in the midst of a 13-day break from games, which marks the program’s longest layoff during a season since December 1967.

Hubbs is averaging 15.3 points per game to rank third on the team. The 6-foot-4 junior has scored at least 13 points in each of Tennessee’s seven games.

Clemson lands 2017 guard

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Clemson landed a quality commitment on Tuesday as Class of 2017 guard A.J. Oliver committed to the Tigers. The son of Clemson women’s head coach Audra Smith, Oliver is regarded as a three-star prospect, according to Rivals, although some others view him as a top-100 caliber player.

The 6-foot-4 Oliver attends nearby Daniel High School and should have some time to get acclimated with the players and coaches before he sets foot on campus. A versatile guard who plays hard, Oliver showed that he can make plays with the ball in his hands this summer with the Upward Stars.

Oliver is Clemson’s first commitment in the Class of 2017 and it’s a strong start for head coach Brad Brownell.