A Closer Look at the Future Forwards/Centers

Now, here's the second part of the series, a list of the forwards and a center that OU picked up off the recruiting trail and how they performed in 2009-10 for their respective schools.

Cameron ClarkA 6-foot-6 small forward from Sherman High School in Sherman, Texas, Clark is a stud athlete that scored 24.3 points per game while bringing down 9.0 rebounds per game last year for his team. That shows his ability to score and rebound very efficiently.

Tyler NealOU head coach Jeff Capel was very pleased when the Sooners picked up this 6-foot-7, 220 lb. power forward from Putnam City West High School in the last couple months. He averaged nearly 19 points per game, while racking up 8.3 rebounds per contest.

Nick ThompsonThompson is a solid 6-foot-9, 210 lb. junior college transfer power forward from Eastern Utah University. He averaged 8.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists as part of his program's best finish in 45 years when they placed third in the National JUCO Tournament in Hutchinson, Kan.

C.J. WashingtonWashington, at 6-foot-7, 210 lb., is a JUCO transfer power forward as well that averaged an impressive double-double of 19.3 points, a school-record 13.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game for his team at Connors State University in Warner, Okla. in 2009-10. He led his team to the National JUCO Tournament as well.

Romero OsbyAlthough he won't be eligible to play for the 2010-11 season, Romero, at 6-foot-8, 245 lb. is a transfer forward from Mississippi State University that should strengthen the Sooners' inside game in 2011-12. He played only 13.1 minutes per game last year, while posting 4.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

Abdul Sabour Ahmed—This 6-foot-10, 215 lb. center from overseas in London, England, played at Canarias Basketball Academy in Spain, and he certainly did not disappoint. His 18.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game is reason to be optimistic about Ahmed's presence in Norman. He has the potential to be a good player at OU.

Check here for the previous part of the series, a breakdown of the three future Sooner guards and how they performed last season.

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