Catching up with future Cowboy Roderick Flemings

This is the first installment of a series on the five high school basketball players who signed with Oklahoma State in November. We begin with Roderick Flemings of DeSoto High School in Texas.

Roderick Flemings (6-6 small forward, DeSoto High in Texas)

Flemings is averaging 16.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and nearly four blocks a game for DeSoto, which is Class 5A's No. 1 ranked team in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches rankings.

The left-handed shooting Flemings scored 32 points – making 24-of-25 free throws in the game – to lead DeSoto to a 71-60 victory over Cedar Hill on Tuesday night as he helped DeSoto improve to 24-2 on the season.

"He's gradually getting better and has been stepping up his game," DeSoto assistant coach Kory McIver said. "We're still trying to get him to play four quarters, play an entire game, and once he does that it'll be scary."

Flemings has played in 20 of DeSoto's 26 games this season. He missed the first six games of the season to get his academics in order but has been doing the job -- both in the classroom and on the court -- since returning.

"He's still getting better," McIver said. "His points per game average is going to continue to improve because he's scoring more and becoming more of a part of the offense. He's doing everything we're asking him to do, and he just keeps getting better."

Next: Terrel Harris, South Garland (Texas) High School

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