"Jeffrey is one of the most highly decorated high school players we have ever signed at McPherson College."
McPherson College head men's basketball coach Tim Swartzendruber has announced the signing of guard Jeffrey Oxford of Claremore, Okla., to a letter of intent for the 2017-18 academic year.
"Jeffrey is one of the most highly decorated high school players we have ever signed at McPherson College," remarked Swartzendruber. "What sets him apart is his ability to score in many ways and his competitive drive. He is a winner. He is a great character person, has had super coaching in high school, and played at a very high level. I am extremely pleased he chose McPherson to continue his basketball career and get his education."
Jeffrey Oxford (G, 6-1, 175, Claremore, Okla. / Claremore HS) who is a four-year letter winner for the Zebras of head coach Tommy Nolan, Oxford averaged 16 points, six rebounds and five assists over his prep career en route to becoming Claremore High's all-time leading scorer with 1,613 points. He also set the school's single-season mark as a senior after averaging 23 points, seven rebounds and four assists while leading the Zebras to a 26-3 record and an appearance in the OSSAA Class 5A state championship game. Oxford was a four-time All-Metro Lakes Conference selection as well as the league's 2017 Most Valuable Player. In addition, he earned placement on the 2017 Oklahoma Native, Oklahoma Coaches Association, and Tulsa World All-State Teams, was an Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association All-Region pick and was named to the Class 5A All-Tournament Team by The Oklahoman and OKpreps.com. Oxford was also a nominee for the Elite 8 Ford Award and the Tulsa World Mr. Outside Award.
Oxford is the son of Jeff and Kelly Oxford. He also played club basketball with Oklahoma Showtime, playing for his father, Jeff, and averaging 20 points, five rebounds and seven assists.