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Jennie Baranczyk Signs Four New Players for Oklahoma

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma State at Texas Tech

First-year Oklahoma head coach Jennie Baranczyk hauled in four new players for the Sooners’ women’s basketball program in the early-signing period.

Baranczyk signed one of the Top 75 players in the country, per All-Star Girls Report.

That player is 6-foot-3 center Beatrice Culliton, who plays for St. Thomas Aquinas (Kan.) High School. A four-star prospect, she was the only player in the state of Kansas to average a double-double last season and earned All-State selection.


The Sooners grabbed another center, Kiersten Johnson, who is also 6-foot-3 and plays for Texas high school power Duncanville. She’s considered to be a Top 25 post and chose the Sooners over, among other schools, Texas.

The Sooners added two guards. Kayla Cooper is 5-foot-8 and plays for Plano East High School in Plano, Texas. Texas Prep Girls Hoops lists her as a Top 10 prospect and she’s a two-time All-District performer.

The other guard is 5-foot-9 Reyna Scott, who is from New York City, New York. The 2019 Adidas All-American was a CHSAA first-team All-League selection in 2019 and made an appearance on the SLAAM Basketball Top 20 list.

The Sooners are coming off a 73-71 win over South Dakota to open the season. The Sooners open their home slate against Arkansas State. Next week, the Sooners host Central Arkansas on Nov. 16 and then head to the Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas, where they’ll open the tournament against Oregon.

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