On Friday, Senior guard Umoja Gibson announced on Twitter that he would be entering the NBA Draft without hiring an agent to keep his final year of eligibility and potentially return to the Sooners.
Gibson averaged 13.3 points per game, leading Oklahoma in scoring last season. He appeared and started in all 35 games on his way to being named as an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and making the Big 12 All-Tournament Team.
Here is the tweet in which Gibson announced his plans going forward, stating, “I thank you for your support and I look forward to what is to come.”
This news might have some Oklahoma fans on edge after seeing Elijah Harkless, senior guard, enter the transfer portal earlier in the week.
Oklahoma finished the season with an overall record of 19-16, being outed in the second round of the NIT by St. Bonaventure 70-68.
Gibson would be crucial to Sooners coach Porter Mosier, going into his 2nd season at Oklahoma, in arguably the toughest basketball conference in America.
It is becoming more common to see players go through the draft process to get feedback on their game and then return to school, which is what Gibson plans to do.