Oklahoma basketball: OU women add a top transfer to the 2024-25 roster

Ben Lonergan/The Register-Guard / USA

The Oklahoma basketball men aren't the only OU team dipping into the transfer portal to shore up the program for next season, although the need by the Sooner women's team is not as strong as the rebuild required by the men.

The Oklahoma women lose just two players off of their 2023-24 roster, and this week they made a huge addition for next season, picking up Oregon State transfer Raegan Beers from the transfer portal.

Beers announced her commitment via social media on X (formerly Twitter) with two words: "I'm home."

As a sophomore this past season, Beers was fourth in the Pac-12 with a scoring average of 17.4 points a game and shot 66.7 percent from the field. She also averaged 10.3 rebounds per game. Beers was a big reason the Beavers earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Women's Championship and made it to the Elite Eight.

Beers chose Oklahoma over Connecticut, which speaks to the level of talent the Sooners are receiving.

A year before, in her freshman season, Beers had the distinction of being the first player in the history of Pac-12 women's basketball to be named both Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and Sixth Player of the Year.

Prior to accepting a scholarship offer from Oregon State, Beers was a McDonald's All-American and Jordan Brand Classic All-American.

Beers, who hails from Littleton, Colorado, went to the same high school (Valor Christian) as Oklahoma running back Gavin Sawchuk.

This is a huge pickup for Oklahoma and women's head coach Jennie Baranczyk. The Sooners have won consecutive Big 12 regular-season championships on the women's side and have All-American and Big 12 Player of the Year Skylar Vann, All-American Payton Verhulst and freshman star Sahara Williams all returning next season. The addition of Beers should make the Sooners strong contenders as the prepare for the team's first season in the SEC.