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Oklahoma girls basketball recruiting: Norman's Myka Perry commits to Florida

The Florida women’s basketball team earned a commitment from a top Oklahoma prospect.

Norman’s Myka Perry announced her commitment to the Gators with a tweet on Thursday, where she thanked her family, coaches and teammates. 

"I would also like to thank all the coaches and programs who have recruited me and put their time and effort into making me feel special," Perry wrote. "This process has been long and hard but I'vee enjoyed every second of it."

Last season as a sophomore, Perry averaged 10 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals per game on a talented Norman team that was looking to defend its 2019 State Championship. She helped lead the Tigers to a 24-1 record and the top rank heading into the Class 6A state tournament, which was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 5-foot-10 guard used her length as an advantage and was a defensive stopper for the Tigers last season, oftentimes defending the team's best guard. She was deemed as a positive force on both sides of the court by Norman coach Michael Neal. 

“She's does everything we ask of her and more, Neal said. "Whenever she gets to college she’s going to flourish with her height and ability to put the ball on the floor and score."

Perry also held offers from Oklahoma State, USC, Kansas, TCU and Texas Tech, among other schools.

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James Jackson

James D. Jackson joined The Oklahoman in January 2020 to cover high school sports. He a University of Central Oklahoma graduate. During his time at UCO, James served as a sports reporter and Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Vista.... Read more ›

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