Capel lands Junior College point guard

One schools' loss is Oklahoma's gain. See inside for the scoop on the Sooners' newest point guard.

The Oklahoma Men's Basketball Team has earned a verbal commitment from 5-foot-11 junior college point guard Omar Leary on Sunday. Leary, a 5-foot-11 guard from Northeastern Junior College in Colordado, visited OU at the last minute this weekend along with UCLA transfer Ryan Wright.

Leary had signed with Colorado State, but opted out of his letter after the Rams made a coaching change. Once back on the market, Leary called OU and made his way to Norman this weekend. The Sooners liked what they saw and the fact a very talented point guard was availabe and set academically to come on board.

Originally, from Lincoln High school in Portland, Ore., one thing that is very evident about Leary is he knows how to win. He was recently named a first-team JUCO All-American and led Northeastern to a 66-6 record the past two years. He is left-handed and averaged 13 points and seven assists as a sophomore, but dialed it up in the postseason averaging 22 points and seven assists a game. He also shot 49-percent from behind the perimenter.

Leary's breakout performance last season was in a 91-67 win over No. 1-ranked Indian Hills Community College in the Junior College National Tournament scoring 28 points, dishing six assists and grabbing two steals.

All indications now are that Leary will be the only point guard the Sooners will sign in the late period, thus ending the recruitment of Mt. San Antonio Junior College point guard Donte Smith.

The Sooners have two scholarships available to use in the late period and they and want to bring in a forward with one of them. Right now, OU is leaning towards Wright, who is looking to transfer from UCLA.

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