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Oklahoma lands commitment from Finnish big man

Lon Kruger

Lon Kruger


Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger landed his second commitment in the Class of 2017 on Thursday morning, dipping his toes into Scandanavian recruiting waters and reeling in 6-foot-11 Hannes Pöllä, according to a report from

Polla, who just turned 18 years old, averaged 7.6 points and 8.2 boards for Finland at the U18 Nordic Championships this summer.

He joins Brady Manek, a 6-foot-7 power forward rated 129th in 2017 by Rivals, in Oklahoma’s recruiting class.

According to the report, Pöllä picked the Sooners over Tulane and Penn State.