Harrison Tops American
Junior guard Shaquille Harrrison has been an instrumental part in helping the Hurricane start of undefeated in conference play, and along the way he has earned the American Athletic Conference’s Player of the Week honor. This is mostly due to his performance against Temple last week where he helped orchestrate TU’s come from behind win on the road, where he scored 24 points.
Eye on the Football Team
In what I’m sure for many of you is old news, Tulsa has had some recent success with their football recruiting class. The biggest name is Chad President, a four star recruit who committed to Tulsa after Montgomery’s hiring. What you may not have heard or been reading about is the plethora of new coaches that Montgomery has brought in. On the offensive side the new coaches are: Sterlin Gilbert (co-offensive coordinator, QB, and WRs), Matt Mattox (co-offensive coordinator and offensive line), Justin Hill (running backs) and Calvin Lowry (receivers). On the defensive side: Bill Young (co-defensive coordinator and and defensive line), Brian Norwood (co-defensive coordinator and safeties) and Jermial Ashley (defensive line).
Top 25 Pick
Tulsa senior forward Akeill Barrett was drafted by Orlando City during the MLS Superdraft on Thursday. Barrett was the fourth pick of the second round and the 25th overall pick in the draft. Barrett was instrumental in the Hurricane’s championship season, scoring 6 goals and recording 2 assists for this season and 20 goals and 14 assists during his career at Tulsa.
Recruitment Picks Up
All Tulsa sports are in the middle of recruiting and getting ready for the 2015-2016 season of sports. Football of course has Chad President and a handful of other recruits, women’s basketball has attracted some attention from transfers and women’s volleyball has signed two new players for the next season. The recruiting is not limited to players though, as many different sports have recruited new assistant coaches as well. Sarah Bradley, was hired as the new women’s golf assistant coach and Eli Sharping as the new assistant coach for volleyball.