JUCO All-American forward Kur Kuath signed with Oklahoma men’s basketball on Wednesday, the team announced.
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Kuath, a South Sudan native and previously of Salt Lake Community College, averaged 10.7 rebounds per game over the last two seasons. At 6-foot-9, he also averaged 6.9 rebounds and 3.3 blocks during that span.
“Kur is an active, long athlete with great energy,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said in a release. “He impacts the game on both ends of the floor. He’s a terrific shot blocker as well as a guy who can score in a lot of different ways. We’re very excited to add him to our program.”
Oklahoma lost its leading shot-blocker, Khadeem Lattin, to graduation after the 2017-18 season. Lattin had 15 outings last season in which he recorded at least four blocks — one of the best marks in the nation.
Oklahoma’s 2017-18 campaign ended with a first round exit to Rhode Island in the NCAA Tournament. The Sooners were once ranked as high as No. 4 in the AP Top 25 rankings, but plummeted to an 8-10 finish in Big 12 play during the regular season.