Buddy Hield chooses Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. -- The Lon Kruger era at Oklahoma officially has begun.

With the commitment of 2012 shooting guard Buddy Hield (Wichita, Kan./Sunrise Christian) on Sunday night, Oklahoma has its initial verbal commit with its first-year coach.

Hield (6-foot-4, 190 pounds) was feeling confident about OU being his choice, but a visit to the campus on the weekend made up his mind.