Date Published: 
02/09/2012
In the Saddle — Ben Berry

CHICKASHA – Playing in nearly every game and seeing 11 starts his freshman year, Ben Berry is fitting right into the USAO men’s basketball team.

“I just want to do my part and do what the coaches want me to do. Make them happy, make the team happy, and win some games,” Berry said. “They recruited me to rebound and play defense. My offensive game is coming along. But really, they just want me to lock up whoever they put me on and shoot whenever I’m open.”

Berry averages eight points a game and is second on the team in rebounds. He is a true freshman from Mustang High School.

The Drovers sit right in the middle of the Sooner Athletic Conference, still in a great position to compete in the SAC Tournament in March.

“I feel like we are giving away a lot of games we should win,” he said. “We doing pretty good though, compared some of the other teams that are in the conference. It’s a tough conference.”

Berry was highly recruited at the end of his high school career, but he said he chose USAO because of the way it made him feel.

“It just felt right,” he said. “The coaches made me feel like I should be here. My high school coach even recommended USAO.”

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