HOOPS RECRUITING: Sooners lead for juco forward?

One of the nations' top junior college forwards talks about his visit to Norman.


Carl Landry enters his second year of junior college as one of the top five forwards in JUCO hoops. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisc., Landry played his high school basketball at Vincent High School and averaged 11 points and six rebounds per game his senior year. Of course, that was at only 6-foot-6 and since then Landry has grown more into a college forward at 6-8.

In his first year at Vincennes, Landry averaged 14.7 points and eight rebounds at game at center, which is really out of position for Landry.

"Yeah, I had to play center because we had a couple of guys that got into trouble and we didn't have anybody else that could play center," said Landry. "We have two big men this year, so I will be able to play either the three or the four spot this year."

Landry can bench 240 pounds and Landy was forced to go to JUCO because of academics.

"I had a few offers coming out of high school, but they were low majors," said Landry."So, I went to Vincennes wanting to prove to everybody that I was a division 1 talent. I am a combo forward that can take advantage of a shorter forward out on the floor or I can post up inside and really use my quickness. I take most of my shots 15 feet and in. I also play with my back to the basket and I can score that way as well."

Landry has already visited OU and will visit Purdue this upcoming weekend.

"My visit to OU was great," said Landry. "The facilities were great and the chemistry of the team is great. I really enjoyed the coaching staff and the fact that OU is now one of the top programs in the country was the main reason why I wanted to visit OU. OU also has great success with junior college players and that is well known throughout the junior college ranks.

"As of right now my choice is down to OU and Purdue. I just got back from Oklahoma, so you can say that are number one, but I still have that visit to Purdue to compare it to."

Georgia is also trying to get into the recruiting picture, but it looks like Landry will either be a Sooner or Boilermaker.

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