Curtis Oakley picks NEC school

6-foot-4 senior forward Curtis Oakley (Lynhurst, Ohio/Brush H.S.) gave a verbal commitment to Bryant University on Tuesday, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Oakley made his decision following an official visit to the Rhode Island school last week.

"I like the school and the academic side and I felt comfortable," he told the paper. "I want to get away from home. It's time to get out and see the world and experience new things."

Oakley is the nephew of former NBA star Charles Oakley.