Oklahoma players continue to earn national honors; men’s basketball moves up
Welcome to the Tuesday edition of our Oklahoma DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through all the biggest headlines around Oklahoma athletics.
Oklahoma continues to chug along during award season. Three members of Oklahoma’s highly-touted offense earned first-team All-America honors from The Associated Press on Monday.
Tight end Mark Andrews, quarterback Baker Mayfield and tackle Orlando Brown each earned first-team AP honors. Defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronkwo earned second-team honors from the AP.
Mayfield, Brown and Andrews also earned first-team honors from the Football Writers Association of America. All three have a great shot to earn consensus honors for the award.
Freshman wide receiver CeeDee Lamb earned Freshman All-America honors from ESPN after a tremendous start to his career. Lamb was third on the team with 741 yards and 7 receptions for the Big 12 champion Sooners.
Lamb was a 4-star prospect out of Richmond Foster. Although he was rated the No. 246 player in the class, ESPN considers him one of the two best wide receivers in the entire class. The Sooners star ranks No. 7 nationally with 18.5 yards per reception.
Other headlines from around the program
- DieHards went through the most recent players to win the Heisman Trophy. Winning the Heisman means mixed results for national championship success.
- Oklahoma backup quarterback Kyler Murray is one of ESPN’s players to keep an eye on for the Heisman Trophy in 2018.
- Two SB Nation analysts picked Oklahoma to win the national championship. Dan Rubenstein and Matt Brown each believe the Sooners can win the national championship this season.
Men’s basketball moves up
Oklahoma men’s basketball moved up to No. 24 in the Coaches Poll after beating No. 25 USC on Saturday night in Los Angeles. They are still two spots out the AP Top 25. However, the Sooners are 7-1 heading into a monumental matchup with No. 3 Wichita State.
Freshman point guard Trae Young leads the nation with 28.8 points per game, and adds 8.8 assists per game on 47.9 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from the 3-point line. He’s considered to be one of the best players in the nation.
What they’re saying on Twitter
— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) December 11, 2017
Defensive tackle Du’Vonta Lampkin
21 days🌹🌹🌹 pic.twitter.com/PcZIGLZlU0
— Du’Vonta Lampkin LLT🌎 (@DeeChilllin) December 12, 2017
Defensive end Ogbonnia Okoronwko
Can’t believe I graduate on Friday, college was a blur 🙄
— Obeezy (Oh-Bee-Zee) (@OgboOkoronkwo) December 12, 2017
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