MIDWEST CITY player chooses Oklahoma

Thursday, August 30th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Midwest City guard De'Angelo Alexander, rated one of the nation's top 40 high school seniors, announced he plans to sign with Oklahoma.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Alexander averaged 19.5 points and seven rebounds per game last season as Midwest City won its second straight Class 6A title.

Alexander, who also considered Kansas, Illinois, Arkansas and Michigan, has canceled his other scheduled recruiting visits.

He said Wednesday night that the recruiting process ``was starting to get to me. I just wanted to be close to home because my parents have always come to my games.''

Terry Evans recently resigned as coach at Midwest City to become Oklahoma's director of basketball operations, but Alexander said his decision had nothing to do with Evans.

``I would have made this decision whether coach Evans was there or not,'' he said.

Commitments are not binding until players sign letters of intent. The one-week early signing period begins Nov. 7.