ORU signs Dederick Lee, Bobby Word
BY JIMMIE TRAMEL World Sports Writer
Friday, November 16, 2012
11/16/12 at 5:29 AM
Oral Roberts University signed two men's basketball players who had previously given commitments to the Golden Eagles.
Inking letters of intent on the first day of the fall signing period were Dederick Lee of Clarksville, Ark., and Bobby Word of Lancaster, Texas.
Lee, a 6-foot-2 combo guard who had committed to Arkansas before switching to ORU, was rated a three-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com. He has led Clarksville to consecutive 4A state titles and averaged more than 28 points during his sophomore season.
"Dederick is an explosive scorer who has won at every level," ORU coach Scott Sutton said. "He comes from a great basketball family and I think (he) will make an immediate impact on our program."
Lee indicated he chose ORU because it is close to home and because of the coaching staff and the school's Christian atmosphere.
Word, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, is an all-district player who averaged 17 points last season.
"We are excited about adding Bobby to our program," Sutton said. "He has a great future at ORU. He is young, having just turned 17, but is a terrific shooter and will continue to get better with added strength once he gets to ORU."
Word said he chose ORU because the coaches treated him like family.
Original Print Headline: Lee, Word sign with ORU as expected