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Oklahoma F Victor Iwuakor Submits Name to Transfer Portal

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Oklahoma Sooners forward Victor Iwuakor has submitted his name to the transfer portal, according to a report at 247Sports.com.

Iwuakor is the first Sooner to submit his name to the transfer portal since head coach Lon Kruger announced his retirement last week.

So, Iwuakor won’t be waiting to see who the Sooners will be hiring as the new head coach.

Kruger left the game with 17 NCAA Tournament appearances, two Final Four appearances (one with Florida and one with Oklahoma), 674 career college victories, and the distinction of being one of just three head coaches in NCAA history to take five different programs to the NCAA Tournament (Rick Pitino and Tubby Smith being the others).

 

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Iwuakor was a player that Kruger was high on when he signed him as part of his 2019 recruiting class. He was named a Top 200 recruit by 247Sports.com, and being Sulphur Springs, Texas, native, signing with the Sooners kept him close to home. But in two years with OU he barely averaged two points per game. He also found himself behind several players on the depth chart, including last year’s starting forward, Kristian Doolittle, and this year’s crop of forwards, including Kur Kuath.

Kuath was one of four seniors for OU and said during the season he would not use the additional year of eligibility afforded to him by the NCAA. Sophomore guard De’Vion Harmon declared for the NBA Draft last week. Senior Austin Reaves declared for the NBA Draft on Wednesday.

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