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February 26, 2013

Oberste snags Big 12 accolade

State briefs

NORMAN — The No. 10-ranked University of Oklahoma baseball team’s junior infielder Matt Oberste has been named the Big 12 Conference’s Player of the Week, marking the first time a Sooner has earned back-to-back conference player of the week honors since Garrett Buechele achieved the feat in 2011.

Oberste continued his hot start to the 2013 season, helping the Sooners go 5-0 last week to open the 2013 campaign with a perfect 9-0 mark. Oberste hit .450 with a team-high nine hits — including two doubles and two home runs — to go along with a team-high eight runs batted in and four runs scored. He earned All-2013 Kleberg Bank College Classic Team honors after batting a team-best .417 with five hits to go along with five RBI and a run scored over three games at the weekend classic in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Oberste is batting a team-best .441 on the season and leads the Big 12 with 15 hits, three home runs, 17 RBI, 29 total bases and a slugging percentage of .853. He has hit safely in all nine games this season and 12 consecutive games dating back to the 2012 season. The Salisaw native tallied three multi-hit and multi-RBI games last week and leads OU with five multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games in 2013.

Thunder sign veteran point guard Derek Fisher

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder signed veteran Derek Fisher on Monday, filling an opening for a third point guard that was created when Eric Maynor got traded to Portland.

Fisher joins Oklahoma City for the stretch run for the second straight season. He played in 20 regular-season games and then all 20 playoff games last season. He has not played in the NBA this season after being unsigned as a free agent during the offseason.

Fisher won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers before getting traded to Houston last season, then buying his way out of his contract with the Rockets.

Fisher is also the president of the NBA Players Association, which recently ousted longtime executive director Billy Hunter.

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