With Lon Kruger's first recruiting class on the court, the Sooners have partially solved their depth problems from a year ago.
Kruger has played nine guys over 15 minutes per game through the first five games this season. Last year, seven players averaged over 15 minutes with three players averaging over 30.
Two freshmen, Je'lon Hornbeak and Isaiah Cousins, have started every game this year while two veterans, Sam Grooms and Cameron Clark, have come off the bench. Junior Amath M'Baye, a transfer from Wyoming, is the starter at forward, moving Andrew Fitzgerald to the bench as well.
Bringing Fitzgerald, Clark and Grooms off the bench could turn out to be a blessing for Kruger and Oklahoma. It shows the team's leadership when three veterans take on different roles. Plus, it shows how much depth they have with three former starters on the second unit.