Hoops Recruiting: Jenks guard likes OU early

Jenks, Okla. guard Nick Sidorakis talks about his game, offers and interest in the Sooners.

Nick Sidorakis, G, 6-5, JENKS, OKLAHOMA:

JH: How is your season going?


NS: "We are still playing. We have areas coming up Friday against are main rival — Union. We have beat them once out of the three times we have played them this year. They are our only loss this year besides Edmond Memorial and Stillwater. We are playing well and coming together at the right time."

JH: How is your season going individually?

NS: "I have had a pretty good season. I am averaging about 16-points per game, seven assists and five rebounds. I have a pretty versatile game and I can score in a number of different ways. If I am shooting the ball well, I can create on my own and get open shots. If my shot isn't falling I have learned how to get to the line and score that way. I really don't want to be classified as a shooter, I want to be classified as a scorer."

JH: You were going to be the starting quarterback at Jenks last season, which is a pretty big deal, but you decided to give up football for basketball. Why?

NS: "I like football. There is no doubt about that, but my first love is basketball. If I wanted to go and be not just a mid-level D-1, but a high D-1 school I knew that I was going to have to concentrate on basketball. I knew that I was going to have to work on the little things in my game and just work on becoming a much better player to accomplish it."

JH: You were at the Big Monday between OU and OSU, so what did you think of that game?

NS: "It was very exciting. We had fun down there. I brought another player from our team (Gannon Brown) and my dad and we had a great time. I loved all the key plays in the game, and I thought Oklahoma really kept their poise. I love to watch Oklahoma when they are playing like that. With four one-point victories, you have to be a poised basketball team and have confidence that you can battle back and win."

JH: What is the latest in recruiting?

NS: "I have three offers so far from OU, TU and ORU. I am, of course, leaning to those schools who have offered me, and I am closer to those schools. I went to Oklahoma's team camp this summer and that is when Oklahoma offered me. I would say that Oklahoma is No. 1 with me right now, but I want to keep things open throughout the summer before making my decision. That is at least what I am looking to do at the moment, but Oklahoma is without question No. 1."


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