Sports brief: Recruiting class jumps to eight for Capel
The men’s basketball team continued its overhaul Monday, when head coach Jeff Capel announced the signing of two prep players.
The Sooners signed Calvin Newell, a 6-0 guard from Philadelphia, Pa., and Abdi Ahmed, a 6-10, 210-pound center from the Canarias Basketball Academy in the Canary Islands.
Newell averaged 26.1 points per game at Evelyn Mack Academy in Charlotte, N.C., last season. As a high school senior in 2008-09 season, he averaged 29.4 points per game at Strath Haven High School.
Ahmed is from London, England, and attended Thomas Tallis High School. He averaged 18 points, 12 rebounds and 2.4 blocks last season at Canarias Academy.
With the signings, the Sooners have added four players in the past eight days, and have increased to size of the recruiting class of 2010 to eight players.