Oklahoma’s Je’lon Hornbeak to transfer


As we approach the summer time, one Oklahoma basketball player will not be returning to Norman following the break.

Sophomore guard Je’lon Hornbeak informed Coach Kruger he will be transferring from the university and will look to transfer to another program.

This past year, Hornbeak dealt with health problems, however, he was able to recover and see a lot of the floor.

Coming off the bench, Hornbeak was a spark from time to time and a big part of Oklahoma’s success.

His decision to leave is a bit unusual with Oklahoma poised to make a run at the Big 12 title and try to go deep in the NCAA Tournament next season.

However, if he wants a fresh start, plenty of teams should be interested in his services.

His stats over two years were not the highest, but his experience and potential could have helped the Sooners who return much of their 2013-14 cast.

He may be able to find more minutes at another program, and probably would have been OU’s sixth man next season. It’s definitely makes thing tough to challenge for a starting guard position with Jordan Woodard, Isaiah Cousins, and Buddy Hield returning.

Hornbeak has re-opened his recruiting; though, no teams have publicly expressed interest.

From the Stormin’ team, best of luck to Hornbeak and we wish him future success beyond college athletics.

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