Booker T. Washington's Fuqua signs with Oral Roberts


The Oral Roberts men's basketball team added a new face but a familiar name Wednesday, as R.J. Fuqua signed his letter of intent to join the Golden Eagles for the 2017-18 season.

R.J. Fuqua | 5-11 | 170 | G | Tulsa, Okla. // Booker T. Washington

• Son of ORU Hall of Famer Richard Fuqua, one of three men's basketball players to have their jerseys retired in the Mabee Center.

• Scored 32 points to lead his Booker T. Washington squad to a 69-66 overtime victory over previously undefeated Union in the Class 6A State Championship.

• He averaged better than 15 points and five assists per game during his senior season.

• Joins former BTW Hornet Chris Miller on the ORU roster.

• Also had offers from Abilene Christian, Houston Baptist and Kansas City.

• All-State and All-Green Country selection

Interim Head Coach Rodney Perry on Fuqua

"R.J. will be a great addition to our program on and off the floor. He will provide great leadership from the point guard position and has great spiritual values. He's a highly competitive guy and is a winner. His dad is a huge part of our great tradition at ORU and it will be great to see a Fuqua playing for ORU again. We are excited to welcome R.J. to the family."

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