Raquan Mitchell (6'3''-G) scored a career-high 26 points while Jordan Brangers bucketed 21 as the No. 1 South Plains College Texans improved to 21-0 on the season and 9-0 in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference following an 112-87 dismantling of Midland College on Thursday night at the Texan Dome. "I didn't play very well last game and I was just trying to get my groove back," Mitchell said. "My teammates helped me a lot tonight. Josh and Jordan were really sharing the ball and getting everyone involved. We had a huge crowd tonight and we felt their support tonight. We didn't want to start out slow and have to fight our way back. We wanted to start fast tonight." The Texans did just that as they jumped out to a 60-30 lead at the midway point after shooting 59 percent from the field and 45 percent from the perimeter in the first half. Brangers scored 19 of his 21 in the first 20 minutes with Mitchell shooting 4-of-5 from the field totaling 13 points before the break. The Texans were just as effective on the defensive end, forcing the Chaparrals to shoot just 35 percent from the floor and 21 percent from the 3-point line in the contest. South Plains' Shawntrez Davis (6'9''-F) recorded a double-double as the 6-foot-9 forward from Atlanta went 7-of-8 from the field, finishing the contest with 16 points and 10 boards. Jahlil Tripp chipped in 12 points and pulled in four rebounds for the Texans, while Joshua Webster (6'4''-G) scored six points and dished out 13 assists. "I felt like I had a good week of practice and my teammates found me tonight," Davis said. "We just really wanted to come out tonight and play as a team, because we feel like when we do that nobody can stop us. Everybody seemed to be open because we have guys that can drive and get it to our shooters. We have a big one next week at Odessa, and if we come out and play as a team we can pull it out." South Plains shot 45 percent in the back half of the contest and continued their offensive dominance. The Texans forced 18 turnovers and facilitated the basketball on the opposite end with 23 total assists. The Texans passed the century mark in points for the 12th time this season on Thursday night and will look to continue their offensive brilliance when they travel to Frank Phillips and Odessa next week. "We got out ahead and made a couple of shots and really couldn't do anything wrong in the beginning," South Plains head coach Steve Green said. "I thought we were pretty aggressive defensively holding them to 30 points in the first half, and I think it's pretty good when we're scoring 60. Raquan brings a lot of energy, and he got out and started running and Josh got him the ball and some easy baskets. We told him if he can make all the other plays the 3s will become easier." Courtesy of: spctexans.prestosports.com
Juco guard Ty Lazenby commits to Sooners - 5 days ago
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He grew up a huge Oklahoma State fan, but Ty Lazenby(6'5''-G) is heading to Norman. The first-team junior college All-American committed to Oklahoma during his official visit Friday. Lazenby, 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, averaged more than 22.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last year for Northern Oklahoma College-Enid. He shot 86 percent from the free throw line and 45 percent from the field. Lazenby was a major star at Glencoe (Okla.) High, leading Glencoe to back-to-back-to-back champion... [read more]
He grew up a huge Oklahoma State fan, but Ty Lazenby (6'5''-G) is heading to Norman. The first-team junior college All-American committed to Oklahoma during his official visit Friday. Lazenby, 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, averaged more than 22.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last year for Northern Oklahoma College-Enid. He shot 86 percent from the free throw line and 45 percent from the field. Lazenby was a major star at Glencoe (Okla.) High, leading Glencoe to back-to-back-to-back championships. But his size was in question so he opted for the juco route. The journey has paid off with the commitment to the Sooners. He was contacted by OU assistant coach Chris Crutchfield last Sunday and the visit was confirmed Tuesday evening after speaking with head coach Lon Kruger. Lazenby visited Penn State earlier this week and was set to visit Utah on Monday but never ruled out committing to the Sooners if everything fell into place. OU is getting a real OKPreps feel to its team right now. The 2016 class saw Kristian Doolittle. The 2017 class has Scout 100 prospects Trae Young and Brady Manek. And now here comes a blast from the past with Lazenby. 'That would be a great opportunity if it happens,' said Lazenby to Sooners Illustrated on Tuesday. 'Trae Young - I mean you don't have to say much about him. Kristian Doolittle is a big, strong attacker. And everything I've heard about Brady is he's a sharpshooter with size.' Lazenby is hoping to be another piece to that puzzle. He was around 200 pounds coming out of high school and believes adding the 15 pounds in the last two years is a huge reason why his recruitment took off here recently. Lazenby will be a junior for the upcoming season but does have a redshirt season available to him as well. The addition of Lazenby means OU has one open scholarship remaining if Kruger and company decide to pursue another junior college or graduate transfer at this stage. Courtesy of: scout.com
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