Sources say Capel will replace Sampson

OUInsider has confirmed's report that Virginia Commonwealth head coach Jeff Capel will replace Kelvin Sampson. Capel, a former Duke standout, compiled a 79-41 record in four seasons at VCU. He also led the Rams to the NCAA Tournament in 2004. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan)

Nearly 13 days since Kelvin Sampson bolted for Indiana, it appears that Oklahoma has found his successor.

According to college basketball writer Andy Katz, Virginia Commonwealth's Jeff Capel will replace Sampson as the next head coach at the University of Oklahoma.

Capel, a former Duke star from 1994-97, just completed his fourth season at VCU. He has compiled a 79-41 record over his four seasons and led the Rams to the NCAA Tournament in 2004. They were 19-10 last season.

Capel, 31, was a four-year starter at Duke who finished his career ranked among the school's top 10 all-time in minutes played, three-point field goal percentage, three-point field goals made and assists.

His father, Jeff Capel Jr., is currently an assistant on the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats. He also spent eight seasons as the head coach of Old Dominion. Capel's brother, Jason, played for North Carolina.

An official press conference has yet to be announced by the University. Stay tuned to for the latest in this developing story.

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