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Irving MacArthur point guard Odyssey Sims, ranked No. 3 in the ESPNU 100 and one of the state's most hotly-pursued high school basketball players, signed a letter of intent with Baylor on Wednesday.
The 5-foot-8 Sims averaged 16.9 points, 9.9 rebounds and 7.8 assists for MacArthur last season en route to the Class 5A Region I semifinals.
The Baylor men's basketball team signed Duncanville's Perry Jones (No. 3 ESPNU 100) and Plano West's Bakari Turner earlier in the day.
Cedar Hill has two girls basketball players sign letters of intent Wednesday to play in Kansas. Guard Diara Moore signed with Kansas and forward BreAnna Dawkins signed with Wichita State.
From the Cedar Hill boys, the Class 5A state basketball runner-up last season, guard Tanner Milson signed with North Carolina-Wilmington. Milson is the son of head coach David Milson.
The Oklahoma Sooners got a national letter of intent from one of the two Jeffcoats they're recruiting Wednesday.
Plano West post Jacqueline Jeffcoat put her name in ink for the Sooners, turning down offers from Arizona State, Louisville and Georgia.
The senior is the twin sister of Plano West defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat, who is the No. 1 ranked football recruit in the nation according to the ESPNU 150, and the daughter of former Dallas Cowboys player Jim Jeffcoat.
While Sooner football fans hope Jackson will follow his sister, West head coach girls basketball coach Bob Patterson said he doubts that will weigh in to his decision.
"I asked her about that she said 'Na, he's on his own coach. He'll go wherever he wants to go,'" Patterson said. "Who knows?"
Jacqueline Jeffcoat (6-2) averaged 7.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game in 2008-09, leading West to the Class 5A regional quarterfinals. On ESPNU 100, she is ranked No. 41 overall and the No. 4 center nationally.
"She can run the floor and has a nice outside shot," Patterson said. "She's getting better and better inside. I think they'll play her on the perimeter but we use her inside. I think she'll fit in pretty good there."