Oklahoma basketball received a verbal commitment from Glencoe, Oklahoma native, and Northern Oklahoma College star Ty Lazenby. Last season Lazenby averaged 22.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, to cap off his All-American sophomore season. He shot 45.1 percent from the floor, including 35.9 percent from 3-point range, and made 86.4 percent of his free throws.

With two seasons of eligibility remaining, Lazenby joins forward Bady Manek, center Hannes Pöllä, and guard Trae Young in Oklahoma’s 2017 class. Already holding offers from Charlotte, Penn State, Texas Tech, and Utah, Lazenby made his decision to join the Sooners after visiting with Lon Kruger and making a campus visit on Friday.

As a 6-5 shooting guard, Lazenby fills a need created by the transfers of Darrion Strong-Moore, and Dante Buford. If he’s able to adjust to the higher level of play over the summer then it isn’t unreasonable to believe that Lazenby can have an immediate on-the-court impact of Oklahoma in the fall.