October 2013

Ovendale named SAC Player of the Week

Date Published: 
10/14/2013
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CHICKASHA – USAO’s Jade Ovendale was named Sooner Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after netting four goals in two games.

After scoring the USAO’s only goal in a home loss to John Brown on Tuesday, Ovendale scored a hat trick — with an assist — to lead the Drovers to their first conference win on the road at Saint Gregory’s.

In total, Ovendale has 10 goals and four assists on the season, leading the team in both categories. She also is responsible for both the Drovers’ game-winning goals for the season.

Jakob Batycki

Players Number: 
44
Class: 
Sophomore
Hometown: 
Malmo, Sweden
Previous School: 
Northwest Kansas Tech
Height: 
7'0
Position: 
C

2012-13: Batycki played center for one year at Northwest Kansas Tech.

High School: At the Phelps School, Batycki averaged six points and 1.8 rebounds per game. He was an honor student and named a Phelps Role Model. He also was honored as Most Improved. He helped his team to become regional champions.

Major: Business

Interesting Fact: Can speak three languages fluently.

Deng Aguoc

Players Number: 
40
Class: 
Sophomore
Hometown: 
Juba, Sudan
Previous School: 
Wiley College
Height: 
6'9
Position: 
C

2012-13: Aguoc played one season at Wiley College before transferring to USAO.

High School: Before coming to the United States to play basketball, Aguoc played in Sudan.

Major: Business

Interesting Fact: Is from the Sudan.

 

Anthony Bolton

Players Number: 
35
Class: 
Junior
Hometown: 
Houston, Tex.
Previous School: 
Blinn College
Height: 
6'5
Position: 
F

2011-13: Bolton played two seasons at Blinn College in Texas before transferring to USAO.

High School: Before college, Bolton was named All-District and All-Region. Also, he earned Newcomer of the Year honors as a freshman at S.P. Waltrip High School.

Major: Physical Education

Interesting Fact: Loves to sleep.

Bashir Balarabe

Players Number: 
20
Class: 
Sophomore
Hometown: 
Katsina State, Nigeria
Previous School: 
Carl Albert State College
Height: 
6'6
Position: 
F

2012-13: Balarabe played forward one year at Carl Albert State College in Poteau.

High School: At Oak Ridge Military Academy, Balarabe was named Best Defensive Player in 2009-10 and helped his team to become Regional Champions the following year.

Major: Political Science

Interesting Fact: Finds it easy to get along with people.

David Tucker Jr.

Players Number: 
12
Class: 
Sophomore
Hometown: 
Dallas, Tex.
Previous School: 
Paris JC
Height: 
6'1
Position: 
G

2012-13: Tucker played point guard one season at Paris Junior College. There, he was fourth in the country in assist-to-turnover ratio.

High School: In high school, Tucker was named All-District his senior year and All-Tournament at the Beaumont Tournament. He helped his team to become two-time State Champions and State Runners Up once. He averaged 12 points and 11 assist a game.

Major: Physical Education

Interesting Fact: Is a decent baseball player.

Tyler Reynolds

Players Number: 
11
Class: 
Senior
Hometown: 
Eugene, Ore.
Previous School: 
Univ. of Texas Permain-Basin
Height: 
6'4
Position: 
G

2012-13: Reynolds played one season at the University of Texas Permain-Basin.

2011-12: Reynolds played one season at Casper College.

2010-11: Reynolds played one season at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

High School: Reynolds was named All-League First Team while averaging 15 points, six assists and five rebounds a game. He helped his team to third place at state.

Major: Physical Education

Interesting Fact: Enjoys music.

Donnie Brown

Players Number: 
05
Class: 
Senior
Hometown: 
Plain Dealing, LA
Previous School: 
LSU-Shreveport
Height: 
6'0
Position: 
G

2012-13: Brown played one season at LSU-Shreveport before transferring to USAO.

2010-12: Brown played guard for two seasons at Bossier Parish Community College.

High School: Brown was named All-District and All-City while in high school in Plain Dealing, La. There, he helped his team to become District Champions all four years while averaging 15.5 points per game.

Major: Physical Education

Interesting Fact: Is a decent pool player.

Justin Kinlock

Players Number: 
02
Class: 
Junior
Hometown: 
Wallkill, NY
Previous School: 
The Thomas School
Height: 
6'1
Position: 
G

2012-13: Kinlock played guard a season at The Thomas School in Hudson, N.Y.

2011-12: Kinlock spent a season at Dutchess Community College right out of high school.

High School: Kinlock was named First Team Mid-Hudson Athletic League while in high school.

Major: Business Managment

Interesting Fact: Owns two snakes and a bearded dragon.

Markens Charles

Players Number: 
01
Class: 
Junior
Hometown: 
Newark, NJ
Previous School: 
Ranger College
Height: 
6'0
Position: 
G

2011-13: Charles played two season as point guard at Ranger College in Texas before USAO.

High School: Charles was named All-Conference Third Team his junior year at Manchester Regional High School. He helped his team to the No. 3 spot in the country while averaging 21 points and eight assists a game.

Major: Business

Interesting Fact: Speaks two languages.