RECRUITING: Sampson gets his man

Former Kentucky guard and McDonald's All-American will transfer to Oklahoma (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

Just over a month after their trip to the Final Four, the Oklahoma men's basketball team earned a signature today from a player who will help them remain among the nations elite.

Six-foot-four shooting guard Rashaad Carruth signed with the Sooners today, completing his transfer from the University of Kentucky.

Coming out of high school two years ago, Carruth was considered one of the top 20 players in the country and many felt he was the top shooting guard prospect in the country.

He was among the top eight in the Wildcats' rotation this past year and had a breakout performance against Duke, finishing with 21 points.

Carruth fits in perfect with the the Sooner basketball program. He will sit out next season, but it's the following year when the Sooners will really need him as they will lose all of their outside shooting. Hollis Price, Ebi Ere and Quannas White will all graduate after next season.

Carruth will join Blake Johnston, DeAngelo Alexander and Jason Detrick in the backcourt, plus the players the Sooners sign this fall, and already they are in on some of the top guard prospects in the country.

Carruth averaged 5.5 points for the Wildcats last season as a true freshman.

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