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Midland guard Maurice O'Field gives verbal commitment to Buffalo

By Brad Winton, 03/08/15, 4:30PM EDT

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O'Field chooses Buffalo over multiple high-majors

Buffalo landed a huge addition to their 2015 recruiting class. Midland guard, Maurice O’Field gave a verbal commitment to Bobby Hurley while on an official visit this weekend.  O’Field watched Buffalo secure the MAC regular-season championship by knocking off Bowling Green on Friday.

O’Field was one of the most sought-after JC prospects still on the board in the 2015 class before his commitment to Buffalo. He had offers from Maryland, Arizona State, Virginia Tech , Louisiana Tech and Marquette among others. He also had interest from Baylor, Gonzaga and many more.

O’Field is a 6’5 guard who averaged 15.8 points, 5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game during his first season of JC basketball. He is one of the best athletes in JC basketball and has a strong frame that is built for the next level.  He will have three years of eligibility at Buffalo and should be an impact player during his first season.

JucoRecruiting.com caught up with O’Field and discussed the commitment. When asked why he chose Buffalo, O’Field said, “I was really impressed with the system that Coach Hurley runs and could see myself fitting in to that style of play. I feel like I could step in and compete right away. I wanted to go to a winning program and they have done that at Buffalo.”

O’Field was also very impressed with the skill development side of things as well. He said, “I was extremely impressed with their guard workouts and skill development. I feel that with three years in this program, I could end up being a player that I never dreamed of being.”

O’Field noted that the proximity to his hometown of Cleveland, OH was important as well. Buffalo is only a three hour drive from Cleveland and they play as many as 8 games in Ohio next season. Buffalo also has former Chipola guard/Houston transfer Torian Graham sitting out. 

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