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January 11, 2013

Kruger helps junior forward find comfort zone

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NORMAN —

“We just wanted to look at something different to start,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “A lot of times an athlete like Cam has more advantages when he matches up against a bigger guy than he does against a smaller; it’s certainly been the case so far here. Cam is strong enough to guard bigger guys in the post. He has a nice package to take advantage of that on both ends.”

The Sooners (10-3, 1-0 Big 12) will need it when they face Oklahoma State (11-3, 1-1) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center.

The energy Clark provides off the bench is going to be critical, so will the production. Last Saturday’s win at West Virginia included seven points and six rebounds by Clark in just 13 minutes on the floor.

“I’m around the basket more and I’m able to use my quickness,” Clark said. “I’m strong enough to play with those guys.”

What happens the rest of the season will give the final answer. However, the saga to get Clark out of his shell seems to be over. All that incredible athletic ability is coming to fruition.

“I think he’s found his comfort zone,” Kruger said.

John ShinnFollow me @john_shinnjshinn@normantranscript.com

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