Three-star shooting guard Frank Booker Jr. (Augusta, Ga./Westside) is now off the board after committing to Oklahoma over offers from Texas A&M, Tennessee and a late push by in-state Georgia.
"I selected Oklahoma because the players made me feel very comfortable and welcome,” said Booker. “They are very family oriented, and I like that. Coach Kruger is a very successful coach, and he will help me get better."
Booker is a very aggressive guard with good size at 6-foot-4, 185 pounds and should be an impact player with the Sooners.
Booker is skilled enough to slide over to the point in a pinch, but he is clearly better suited to play as a scoring guard. With his size, he’s capable of defending both guard positions in certain lineups.
Booker’s addition helps fill a need as the Sooners will graduate current scoring guard Steven Pledger. In Booker, Kruger now has a guard who will play with good energy and effort in addition to competing on both ends of the floor. The Sooners will have a capable scorer on the break, coming off ball screens and with enough range to stretch the defense. Booker is a tough-minded confident player who could blossom sooner than later.
Booker joins PG Jordan Woodward (Edmond, Okla./Edmond Memorial), PF Dominique Elliott (Savannah, Ga./Trinity Valley CC) and PF Keshaun Hamilton (Parsons, Kan./Labette CC) in Oklahoma’s incoming class, forming a quartet that will provide Kruger with talent and scoring punch.