2022 Record: 15-17 (5-13)
Head Coach: Porter Moser (Career Record 327-275) (OU Record 34-33)
PG: Javian McCollum (Siena 15.9 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 3.9 Ast)
SG: Milos Uzan (7.6 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 3.0 Ast)
SF: Le’Tre Darthard (Utah Valley 13.8 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 1.6 Ast)
PF: Jalon Moore (Georgia Tech 7.6 Pts, 4.7 Reb, 0.9 Ast)
C: John Hugley (Pitt 14.8 Pts, 7.9 Reb, 1.3 Ast 2021-22 stats)
6: SG Rivaldo Soares (Oregon 7.2 Pts, 3.6 Reb, 1.8 Ast)
7: SF Kaden Cooper
8: PF Sam Godwin (4.9 Pts, 3.3 Reb, 0.4 Ast)
9: SG Otega Oweh (4.8 Pts, 2.1 Reb, 0.2 Ast)
10: SF Jacolb Cole
11: C Luke Northweather (RS)
12: PF Yaya Keita (2 games played 0.0 Pts, 0.0 Reb)
Oklahoma lost 8 players from their team this past offseason, put they maneuvered the portal pretty well and added players that can make an immediate impact. One of the most notable additions that they made was big man John Hughley IV from Pitt. Hugley was suspended from Pitt this past season due to legal issues but he got the charges dropped and will be immediately eligible for the Sooners this season. Hugley is a very different player from the recently departed Tanner Groves, but he’ll fill that starting big man role for the Sooners next season. Hugley has great size and is exceptional on the boards and scoring finishing around the rim.
Oklahoma also added Siena transfer Javian McCollum who is expected to slot into the starting PG spot replacing the departed Grant Sherfield. McCollum is a do it all point guard and averaged 4 assists per game this past season. He also excels at shooting from beyond the arc. It will be interesting to see how he adjusts to the increase in competition level. Other guards the Sooners added in the portal were Le’Tre Darthard from Utah Valley and Rivaldo Soares from Oregon. Darthard is a very experienced, fundamentally sound player that will make an immediate impact for the Sooners. Soares is a former JUCO star that spent the past 2 seasons at Oregon. Both players will compete for a starting role and it could end up being a competition to the end. Jalon Moore from Georgia Tech is another transfer that Oklahoma added. Moore, a rising junior, has had a decent career at Georgia Tech but he’s inconsistent at times. He could even start this season for the Sooners so it’s possible he has a lot on his plate next season.
Milos Uzan, Sam Godwin, and Otega Oweh are some of the remaining returning players for the Sooners this upcoming season. Uzan who is expected to start this upcoming season had a very successful freshman campaign with the Sooners. He averaged nearly 8PPG and shot 47% from the floor as well as 40% from beyond the arc. Otega Oweh who is the younger brother of Ravens LB Odafe Oweh also had a solid freshman campaign. He struggled at times from the field but really showed a competitive drive throughout the season. Sam Godwin is a former walk on and Wofford transfer who did very well in his role off the bench even defying the expectations set forth for him.
The Sooners also signed a pair of 4 star freshman who are expected to get into the rotation at some point this season. The recruiting class was headlined by Top 50 prospect Kaden Cooper an uber athletic guard who decided to stay in his home state and commit to the Sooners. Jacolb Cole is another 4 star that Moser and Co. added to the squad this offseason. Oklahoma also has big men Luke Northweather who redshirted this past season and another big man in Yaya Keita a former Missouri transfer who saw very minimal action.
Oklahoma finished with a losing record last season and with the losses that they suffered this offseason and the new conference additions the Big 12 made, it’s going to be very difficult for the Sooners this season. They still have some talent and added quality players this season, but the Big 12 is so competitive that they are still a team more towards the conference basement. A goal for them should be to improve upon the 15-17 record last season while getting across the .500 mark.