Oral Roberts Signs Texas Duo to NLI's

    
November 8th, 2006

TULSA - Texas natives Roberts Jarvis (Humble, Texas) and Kyron Stokes (Mansfield, Texas) have signed National Letters-of-Intent to play basketball at Oral Roberts University, ORU head coach Scott Sutton announced today.

Both players signed on the first day of the Early Signing Period, which runs through next Wednesday.

Jarvis, a 5-11, 180-pound combo guard, is currently playing his second year at Seminole (Okla.) State College. As a freshman Jarvis averaged 19.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He made 109 3-pointers in 31 games, shooting 38 percent form beyond the arc. He also made 84 percent of his free throws (100-119).

Through two games this season, Jarvis is averaging 20.0 points, 2.5 steals and 2.5 assists. He scored 30 points last Saturday against Cowley County CC.

"obert was a key signee for us," said Sutton. "He's a physically strong player; he bench presses over 300 pounds. He's a great shooter with excellent range, and he's also a very good scorer. He can play both guard positions, and he will see some time at point guard."

Jarvis is a 2005 graduate of Humble High School. He played in the Houston Area Basketball Coaches Association All-Star as a senior and scored a game-high 17 points in victory. He led Humble High to a 23-8 record and a district championship as a senior.

Jarvis chose ORU over Boise State, Houston, San Diego and Utah.

Stokes, a 6-4, 185-pound shooting guard, is a senior at Mansfield Summit High School, the same school which produced current ORU junior Moses Ehambe. Stokes ranks among the Top 50 seniors in Texas by a pair of noted recruiting services. Rivals.com ranks him 41st, while Hoop Scoop has him at No. 47.

Stokes averaged 14.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game as a junior at MSHS, earning first-team all-District 4-5A. He chose ORU over Arkansas-Little Rock and TCU.

"Kyron is a big guard," said Sutton. "He's a great shooter and he has a good feel for the game. Kyron comes from a great high school program which has produced several Division I players over the last few years. He’s also a very good student."

This season, Mansfield Summit is ranked in the top five among Texas 5A schools in preseason polls.

Sutton said he and his staff made recruiting guards a priority.

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