Tahlequah Daily Press

July 2, 2013

OU hurler named Pitcher of the Year

State briefs


— Former University of Oklahoma baseball pitcher Jonathan Gray was awarded the Pitcher of the Year award from the College Baseball Hall of Fame at its Night of Champions held this past Saturday.

Gray, who is set to make his professional debut with the Grand Junction Rockies of the Pioneer League this week, was the third overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft by Colorado in June. He earned four All-America honors, including three first team selections and one second team.

For the Sooners, Gray posted a 10-3 record with a 1.63 earned run average and 147 strikeouts in 126 1/3 innings pitched. His strikeout total was second in the country, while his ERA ranked 16th. Gray also ranked fifth in WHIP (0.85), 15th in strikeout-to-walk ratio (6.13) and 17th in strikeouts per nine innings (10.47).



Shock coach takes Reno job

TULSA — Tulsa Shock associate head coach Jason Glover has been named head coach of the NBA D-League’s Reno Bighorns. Glover served as interim head coach for the final 12 games of the 2012-13 season. Glover has served as associate head coach of Reno for four out of the five years Bighorns seasons. Glover’s position will not affect his position with the Shock and he will remain on Gary Kloppenburg’s coaching staff.  

“First of all, I would like to thank the Reno Bighorn family, Herb Santos Jr, Steve & Jeff Adams, for giving me the opportunity to continue doing what I love to do,” Glover said. “I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead. I’m extremely humbled and excited to be able to stay home in Reno and work for a first class organization like the Bighorns. I plan to help the organization grow not only on the court but off the court as well. We would like to build a basketball team that Northern Nevada can not only rally around but be proud of.”



Marcus Smart scores 10 for USA U-19 team

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State sophomore Marcus Smart had a double-double as the USA men’s U-19 basketball team defeated Brazil 91-66 at the FIBA World Championships.

The game was played Monday at Prague (Prahg) in the Czech Republic as part of the tournament’s second round.

Smart had 10 points and 10 rebounds. He scored six points as the Americans put together an 18-0 run to push the lead to 58-36 in the second half. The Americans never led by less than 20 the rest of the way.

Smart also had four assists and two steals, giving him 14 for the tournament.

The Americans play Australia on Tuesday.