Sampson pleased with first weekend of practice

Oklahoma Men's Basketball Head Coach Kelvin Sampson talks about who's impressed him during the first weekend of practice. Pictured above: Sampson during Saturday's first practice. (Photo courtesy of

The OU Men's Basketball team has gone through some tough early practices, but so far the team is drawing rave reviews from Sooner Head Coach Kelvin Sampson.

"I really like this basketball team and what they are all about," said Coach Sampson. "This team has a great work ethic, they like to get coached and they play hard every minute they are on the court. We have some good players as well. The competition has been fantastic."

Coach Sampson said a number of individuals are playing well early.

"Taj Gray and Kevin Bookout hacw been very good inside," said Coach Sampson. "Gray thinks every possession and every drill is the most important one of his life and he plays hard every minute. Bookout is a much better player now. He is down to 258 and he has improved his shooting. Drew Lavender, Lawrence McKenzie and Terrell Everett has looked very good in the backcourt. And Brandon (Foust) is working hard to get adjusted to playing outside.

"I don't have a problem with how any of our players are practicing and how they are developing. This is going to be a good team, but how good is up to them. They have the potential to be one of the top teams in the country."

As for Foust and his eligibility status, it appears that he is going to be eligible for the first semester is in good standing academically.

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