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April 17, 2013

Sooners add 6-11 juco transfer to recruiting class

NORMAN — Oklahoma needed some help in the post after Amath M’Baye’s decision to enter the NBA draft. Wednesday, it added some bulk.

Seward County (Kan.) Community College forward Edson Avila signed a letter of intent to play at OU next season.

Avila, a 6-foot-11 center from New York, averaged 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game this past season. He was a first-team all-region and second-team All-Jayhawk Conference pick this year. Avila started all 30 games that he played in for the Saints as a sophomore.

“As soon as I walked onto campus at OU and met the players, I got the same feeling of family as I have here at Seward County and knew it was the right place for me,” Avila said in a statement released by Seward County. “I am really looking forward to competing as hard as I can for the next two seasons for my coaches and my teammates.”

Avila chose OU over Memphis, Gonzaga and Oklahoma State, among others.

The Sooners still have one more scholarship available for next season.

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