Joey Brunk taking official visit to OU

Four-star post man to visit Sooners for his first official visit

Four-star post man Joey Brunk planned on making a visit to Oklahoma in mid-April, but it fell through at the last minute.

He boarded a plan in Dallas bound for Oklahoma City late Thursday night on the first of his five allotted official visits. Having already taken an unofficial visit to Oklahoma once this year with 2016 point guard commit Payton Pritchard, Brunk is coming back to get a full look at the campus and spend some time with the players.

“I just want to get to see the whole campus again, get a better feel for everything,” Brunk said. “Hopefully, I walk away with a better idea of my future.”

Brunk, who is the 77th overall player in the 2016 recruiting class, received an in-home visit from Indiana earlier this month.

Brunk is a 6-foot-9 center, who shows solid hands and good touch around the basket. He can still had muscle to his frame, and despite lacking elite athleticism, Brunk has polished footwork and can score inside, according to Scout National Recruiting Analyst Rob Harrington.

Brunk, who was first introduced to Kruger through a family friend and has family friends that live in Oklahoma, has no other official visits scheduled.

“I have a good relationship with coach (Lon) Kruger and coach (Steve) Henson,” said Brunk, who made the trip with his mother. “I’m going to get to come down here and get to play in an open gym on Saturday.”

Brunk will be in town until Sunday morning before he has to catch an early flight back in order to be ready for Advanced Placement testing on Monday morning at Southport High School in Indianapolis. While he’s on campus, Brunk said he’s looking forward to getting to know the Sooners’ players a little better.

“I met them casually when I visited my first time, but I didn’t get to spend a whole lot of time with them,” Brunk said. “. . . Obviously, Buddy seems like a really good guy. Ryan Spangler, he has a really good game. I’ll see what I can learn from him. It should be a fun weekend.”

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