4 Oklahoma basketball players who probably won’t be back next season

Porter Moser stayed put in Norman, but four key pieces on his roster are heading out the door this offseason, forcing the program into an unscheduled rebuild.
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It hasn’t been a seamless fit for Porter Moser in Norman. The Naperville Illinois native has allegedly been pining for a return to the Midwest and even emerged as a candidate for the DePaul job, which would be a massive step back in his career. 

Well, since the DePaul job was filled, Moser has expressed his commitment to the Oklahoma basketball program, but his roster hasn’t. After a difficult year in the insanely competitive Big 12, with a move to the SEC pending, OU ended up on the outside of the NCAA Tournament looking in, something that rarely happened for Moser at Loyola Chicago, and now many Sooners are contemplating a move in the transfer portal. 

Oklahoma’s roster will look quite a bit different next year because these four players probably won’t be back in Norman. Moser will lose a lot in the portal and will be forced to replace it. 

6'5" 215 lbs. Sophomore. player. 464. . . Otega Oweh, SG/SF. Otega Oweh, SG/SF. 4. Otega Oweh

Oweh was the first player from Oklahoma’s 2023-24 roster to jump into the transfer portal and now he’s garnering interest from UCLA. The 6-foot-5 sophomore from Newark, New Jersey averaged 11.4 points and shot 49.3% from the field while sharing the backcourt with Javian McCollum. 

The motivation for Oweh to move on from Oklahoma is a bit unclear. Moser has clearly developed his skillset over his first two seasons of college basketball, but that may mean this is his chance to cash in with a big NIL deal and the free market is the best place to get one. If this program feels like Moser isn’t completely committed, then a lifeboat filled with cash must look pretty appealing. 

On the floor, Oweh will provide his next team with aggressive downhill scoring. He’s not much of a shooter and needs to improve from three and the free-throw line, but he has plenty of size to play on the wing and will be highly coveted.