HOOPS RECRUITING: Super junior likes Sooners

McAlester, Okla. combo guard Jeremy Case has Oklahoma among his early favorites


JH: McAlester is very good this year, just how good are you playing?

"We seem like we are playing good together. We like our chances in the state tournament. We play first round of the regionals here at home and opener against Durant, and then we will play the winner of Tulsa East Central and Tulsa Hale. I am averaging 25 to 26 points a game and am having a pretty good season I guess."

JH: Your dad is Win Case, the coach at Oklahoma City University and former player at Oklahoma State. How does it help you to have a dad that is a coach on the collegiate level?

"It helps me a lot, because he knows a lot about the game and knows what to do in certain situations. It helps me in a number of ways on and off the court."

JH: Since you are scoring so well, are you a point guard or a shooting guard?

"Several coaching staffs have told me that I would play the point, but most say they like the fact that I can play the two guard. Hopefully, I will grow a couple of inches and can play the shooting guard, because that is where I would rather play. My dad doesn't like me saying that, but that is where I really want to play. I have played the shooting guard most of my life, but I played point all summer."

JH: Are you leaning to anybody at this point?

"I am not for sure. My dad and I were talking about it and I really don't know. I am being recruiting by a lot of colleges and I really don't know what I am going to do. I will visit OU and Kansas and those are probably my top two schools right now. I am still waiting to see if either school is going to offer me at this point and I will probably visit Nebraska."

JH: What are your thoughts on Oklahoma?

"Oklahoma seems to be a good opportunity with Hollis Price and Quannas White graduating next year. Plus, Ebi Ere and Jason Detrick are graduating next year. They have recruited DeAngelo Alexander and Kevin Bookout, but Alexander is the only one that plays guard. I played with both those guys in the summer. I think they have a great program and Coach Lopes was telling me about the new facility they have. I know they are kind of a football school, but this year they have become more of a basketball school."

JH: Does it bother you that OU is so good in football?

"A little bit, because I like the main focus of the school to be on basketball. Kansas is a good example of that."

JH: Is there a chance that you will play for your father?

"My dad and I have a dream. I have always wanted to play for my dad and if he is at any Division 1 school I would go there, no matter where it is and play for him. I would really like to play for him."

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