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The Fashion Show has 3 points, 2 rebounds in first real action of the summer. Shooting 1-6 isn't going to impress anyone...but Obi did get almost 12 minutes of playing time. He is getting a shot.
New Scout.com ranking puts OSU 2011 class in top 15 Other Big XII schools listed are Texas (#1), OU (#3), Nebraska (#12), and Texas Tech (#15). So the current Big XII has 5 schools listed, Big-10 (1), Pac-10 (2), SEC (4), ACC (2), and Notre Dame. I guess this conference is still attractive to a few recruits.
Non-College: Clark Mathews article about Durant signing his 5 year extension. In a few short years he has become one of the most likable people in recent memory. Durant, not Clark Mathews... that guy is still an a-hole.