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Junior College Point Guard Jeff Newberry commits to Oklahoma State

UPDATE:   

Jeff Newberry, one of the top junior college point guards in the country, has decided to continue his college basketball career at Oklahoma State after finishing his last season with New Mexico Junior College. 

ANALYSIS:

Newberry chose Oklahoma State over Texas Tech and UConn, who rounded out his top three. The Atlanta native redshirted his freshmen year at Ole Miss before spending his sophomore season playing for Northeastern Oklahoma A&M University where he averaged 14.8 PPG in 29 games. He's known as a point guard with a scoring mentality. With All-American point guard Marcus Smart set to depart for the NBA at the end of this season, Newberry will have an opportunity to step right in and win the starting job. According to KenPom.com, Oklahoma State's bench received 26% of the total minutes last season, so even if he doesn't win the starting job, he will have an opportunity to contribute next season off the bench. Coach Travis Ford seems to have sold the 6'2, 180 lb guard on his coaching ability and on how Newberry will fit in his system. Newberry said on his most recent blogpost that "Coach Travis Ford is a great coach and I can't wait to get on campus in Stillwater next Fall." Because Newberry is a junior college prospect, he has not yet been ranked by any of the major recruiting sites. 

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Adam Zagoria