Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
I’m still tracking down this Derrick Caracter story, but I have confirmed that Oklahoma City University is recruiting the 6-foot-9, 270-pound Caracter.
OCU became the first school since Life (Ga.) in 2000 to win consecutive NAIA crowns when it beat Mountain State (W. Va.), 75-72.
Ollie Bailey, a senior from Chicago who played at Rutgers before transferring, was named to the all-tournament team and became OCU’s first NAIA player of the year award winner.
Willie Irick, a 6-6 forward from Teaneck, N.J., was also a standout for the team.
Caracter was offered a chance by head coach Rick Pitino to return to the Louisville team for the 2009-10 season, but is apparently considering transferring.
Former Tennessee point guard Ramar Smith will also play for Oklahoma City.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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