Oklahoma basketball: Sooners land first 2024-25 transfer to heavily depleted roster

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It is year four of the Porter Moser era of Oklahoma basketball, and the Sooners are in dire need of players. What else is new?

This is the fourth season in a row that Moser has had to practically rebuild his entire roster from one season to the next. Of the 13 scholarship players on the roster at the end of the 2023-24 season, at least seven are no longer on the roster as a result of eligibility ending (Rivaldo Soares, Le'Tre Darthard and Maks Klanjscek) and outgoing transfers (Javian McCollum, John Hugely, Otega Oweh and Milos Uzan).

And an eighth, forward Jalon Moore, is in transition, declaring for the NBA Draft but reserving the right to return for the 2024-25 season. Moore averaged 11.2 last season as a transfer from Georgia Tech.

Get to know the name Kobe Elvis, who has committed to the Sooners for next season as a transfer from Dayton. The 6-foot, 2-inch point guard averaged 9.4 points, 3.5 assists and shot 37 percent from behind the three-point line last season. He had a season-high 27 points in a game with Cincinnati this past season.

The Sooners and their fans are hoping that the commitment of Elvis will be the beginning of a domino effect with the Sooners targeting several other players in the portal. The likely next domino to fall is 6-foot, 7-inch guard Aaron Scott, who has played three seasons at North Texas. Scott averaged 11.0 points at 5.6 rebounds last season. He is the brother of Oklahoma women's basketball player Liz Scott.

Elvis and Scott both have one year of eligibility remaining.

The Sooners are also heavily interested in Oklahoma State 6-foot-11 freshman transfer Brandon Garrison and Virginia Tech guard Sean Pedulla.