3 transfer portal targets for Porter Moser and Oklahoma basketball to rebuild the backcourt

Porter Moser hasn't taken Oklahoma to the NCAA Tournament in his three seasons in Norman, so his seat is heating up as the school transitions to the SEC. To compound the pressure, Moser has to replace his entire backcourt after three Sooners guards entered the transfer portal.
Virginia Tech Hokies guard Sean Pedulla (3)
Virginia Tech Hokies guard Sean Pedulla (3) / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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After narrowly missing the NCAA Tournament and ending up on the wrong side of the bubble in 2024, Porter Moser doesn’t just have to take the next step with the Sooners next season, he has to rebuild the entire thing. 

Oklahoma is heading to the SEC, which for basketball could be good news compared to the loaded Big 12 that kept the team out of the tournament last season. However, Moser isn’t bringing most of his roster with him into the new conference. Javian McCollum, Otega Oweh, and Milos Uzan have all entered the transfer portal, so Moser needs an entirely new backcourt. 

With only two freshmen incoming, the portal is Moser’s preferred method of player acquisition, and lucky for him it’s loaded with talent. A few of the top names are off the board, but here are three backcourt targets that Oklahoma should reach out to and bring to Norman to compete in the SEC next season. 

Oklahoma transfer portal guard options:

Sean Pedulla. . Sean Pedulla. PG. 6'1" 195 lbs. 447. . Sean Pedulla. Eligibility Remaining: 1. player

Pedulla is a player that Oklahoma fans have been pining for since he entered the transfer portal after a third-team All-ACC season at Virginia Tech. Pedulla is an excellent playmaking point guard, willing to operate without the ball in his hands who is a lethal shot-up shooter. He’s a quality player who was simply asked to do far too much for the Hokies. 

Last season, taking 12.7 shots a game, Pedulla shot 42.4% from the field and 32.5% from three, and averaged 3.3 turnovers. That lack of efficiency for a guy who scored 16.4 points a game was a product of the mess that was around him offensively in Blacksburg. 

If Moser can surround him with a few playmakers, specifically like the next two players on this list, then he’d have one of the best backcourts in the SEC. However, if Moser gets Pedulla and asks him to be the offensive centerpiece, Oklahoma will miss the tournament for the fourth straight season.