Oklahoma basketball: Sooners add two transfers to 2024-25 roster

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Porter Moser and his Oklahoma basketball staff have been working diligently this spring to replenish a roster that is down seven players since the Sooners played their last game of this past college basketball season.

The Sooners have two recruits coming in as part of the 2024 class, and over the past few days have added a couple more from the transfer portal. After losing five players from the guard position off of this past season's roster, OU is in serious need of experience and depth in the backcourt.

Over the weekend, OU announced the commitment of transfer guard Jadon Jones from Long Beach State. Then, a little more than 24 hours later came the announcement that sharpshooting guard Brycen Goodine would be joining the Sooners for 2024-25 from Fairfield University in Connecticut. Also this month, Moser and his staff added former Depaul guard Kobe Elvis via the transfer portal.

The 6-foot, 5-inch Jones brings four years and 112 games of experience to the Sooners. He has averaged 10.2 points and 28 minutes per game in his career and started 90 game for Long Beach State. This past season, the Big West Defensive Player of the Year averaged 12.1 points, 41.9 percent shooting from the field and 37 percent from three-point range. He is also an excellent free-throw shooter at 81 percent in 2023-24.

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Goodine is a three-point specialist, averaging 47 percent from three-point range during the 2023-24 season. He averaged 13.9 points for Fairfield and was the eighth best scorer in the Mid American Athletic Conference this past season. He isn't just a spot-up shooter, however. He also has the ability to create off the dribble and get to the rim or shoot efficiently off the dribble.

The one issue for the Sooners with both Jones and Goodine as well as Elvis is that the three transfers have just one season of eligibility remaining.

The Sooners have two freshman recruits for 2024-25: Kuol Atak, a 6-foot, 9-inch power forward out of Ft. Worth, Texas. Atak is a four-star prospect ranked as the No. 26 power forward in the 2024 class and the No. 109 player overall, according to the 247Sports Composite. The other freshman signee is Dayton Forsythe, the No. 1 player from the state of Oklahoma, from McCloud. Forsythe, who stands 6-foot, 2 inches, is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 29 combo guard in the class by 247Sports.

This is the third straight season -- and, curiously, the same length of time that Moser has been on the job in Norman -- that Oklahoma has had to practically rebuild it's entire men's roster from one season to the next.

These five additions still leaves Oklahoma down two players from the seven lost from this past season. Three of the seven had no remaining eligibility (G Le'Tre Darthard, G Rivaldo Soares and G Maks Klanjscek). Four others entered the transfer portal (G. Javian McCollum, F/C John Hugely IV, G. Otega Oweh and G. Milos Uzan)