Standing: Greg Boxell, Gary Jones, Jason Prince, Coach Anthony Fletcher,
Chris Mcguire, Terrance McCollister, Greg Morgan, and Braylan Jackson.
Seated: Cortnie Ross and Demarco Latham
Not pictured: Brian Giddings, Ryan Rowe and Obi Ezedinma.
Sophomore players: Lonnie Wyche, Demarco Latham, Mike Vincent,
Cortnie Ross, Matt Griffin and Coach Anthony Fletcher
Demarco Latham and Coach Anthony Fletcher
University of Central Oklahoma Men's Basketball Signs Recruits
Set to join the Bronchos next year will be Chance Hardaker of Edmond Santa Fe High School, Demarco Latham of Eastfield (Texas) Community College and John Neal of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Jason Arbet.....
Latham, a 5-10 guard from Mansfield, Texas, was a juco Academic All-American at Eastfield this past season. He averaged 13.8 points, 4.1 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.9 steals a game in 2005-06.
"Demarco is a very smart floor leader who has the ability to defend, pass and score," Evans said. "He's an exciting player who will be able to help us in a lot of ways."
Arbet, a 6-9, 235-pound forward from Naaman Forest High School in Garland, Texas, is red shirting this season at Eastfield College after spending the previous two years at Division I Texas Southern University. He averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds a game there in 2004-05 and will have two years eligibility left at UCO.
Cortnie Ross and Coach Anthony Fletcher
Abilene Christian University signs Cortnie Ross of Eastfield College
Ross, a high school teammate of current ACU Wildcat Norman Alexander at Dallas Kimball High School, is transferring to ACU from Eastfield College. The 6-3, 180-pound wing averaged 18 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.8 assists per game last year on his way to earning first team all-Metro Conference honors.
Ross is the younger brother of former SMU standout Quinton Ross, who has started 42 games for the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA this season."Cortnie is a real high-energy guy who will get our team going," Coach Copeland said. "He can knock down an open jumper, and he can put the ball on the floor and get to the basket. He'll be a really good player in the Lone Star Conference for two seasons.