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Capel says Sooners PG Maze is a goner

4/24/2007 - Oklahoma Sooners

NORMAN, Okla. -- Bobby Maze, who emerged as Oklahoma's
starting point guard last season, will not return to the team next
season, coach Jeff Capel said Tuesday.

"Bobby and I met last week and we came to an agreement that he
and our program will part ways," Capel said in a statement. "This
decision is best for Bobby and for our team. I appreciate Bobby's
efforts this past season and certainly wish him well in the
future."

Maze averaged 5.6 points and 2.1 assists last season as a
freshman. He started five of the Sooners' final six games, yielding
to Kellen Sampson on senior night.

Maze played high school basketball at Suitland (Md.) High School
and was on the same Amateur Athletic Union team as Texas' Kevin
Durant, the college player of the year, and North Carolina's Ty
Lawson.

He was the first recruit to sign with Oklahoma after Capel was
hired last year. After high school, Maze played at The Patterson
School, the same North Carolina prep school as Oklahoma guard Tony
Crocker.

Austin Johnson, who started 23 games at point guard for Oklahoma
before Maze took over, will be a junior next season.