Oklahoma adds basketball transfer; Trae Young eyeing shoe deal
Welcome to the Wednesday edition of our Oklahoma DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through all the biggest headlines around Oklahoma athletics.
Oklahoma men’s basketball is adding former Wichita State guard Austin Reaves as a transfer. He will have to sit out the 2018-19 season but will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Reaves averaged 8.1 points per game for Wichita State after becoming a starter. He shot a blistering 42.5 percent from the 3-point line on 3.8 attempts per game. He will be a key addition in future seasons.
- DieHards writer John Shinn caught up with tackle commit David Swaby, who joined the 2018 recruiting class late on Monday.
- DieHards writer Joe Buettner wrote about 5 ways that Oklahoma football can make the College Football Playoff, including talk about both phases of the game.
Trae Young buzz
Former Oklahoma point guard Trae Young is apparently a big deal in the shoe game. He has offers from Nike, adidas and Under Armour. However, apparently Puma is making a push to return to the basketball shoe game, according to ESPN’s Nick DePaula.
Young is also preparing his body for basketball. Young reportedly added a least 11 pounds of muscle since he played at Oklahoma. That should help him tremendously as he heads toward the NBA combine.
- Oklahoma men’s golf leads the Norman Regional of the 2018 NCAA Golf Championships heading into the final round. Junior Blaine Hale leads the field with a two-round score of 136.
- Eleven Oklahoma baseball team members earned a spot on the Academic All-Big 12. Eight players earned first team, while three more earned second team.
What they’re saying on Twitter
• Quarterback commit Spencer Rattler:
— Spencer Rattler (@SpencerRattler) May 15, 2018
• Co-offensive coordinator Cale Gundy:
— Cale Gundy (@OU_CoachGundy) May 15, 2018
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