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Oklahoma To Play in First Jumpman Invitational: Report

Oklahoma will be part of the first Jumpman Invitational next December, as the Sooners will get the chance to test itself against an SEC school in non-conference action.

The Sooners are part of the ‘Jumpman’ brand at Nike. The other three schools in the invitational are also Jumpman schools — Florida, North Carolina and Michigan.

Fanduel and College Hoops Today’s Jon Rothstein reported the news, which is still not officially announced.


The Sooners would reportedly face Florida, while North Carolina would face Michigan.

The reported dates of the invitational would be Dec. 20 and 21 in Charlotte, N.C. The Oklahoma-Florida game will reportedly be played on Dec. 20.

The Sooners finished 19-16 last season under first-year coach Porter Moser, as the Sooners reached the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament before losing to Texas Tech. The Sooners failed to secure an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament but did receive a No. 1 seed in the postseason NIT, where the Sooners lost in the second round to St. Bonaventure.

Oklahoma has already seen changes since the offseason began. While guard Jordan Goldwire is out of eligibility, the Sooners have four players in the transfer portal. Guard Elijah Harkless, who missed several weeks at the end of the surgery due to injury, has already transferred to UNLV. Forward Akol Mawien has transferred to Sacramento State. Guard Alston Mason and center Rick Issanza haven’t announced decisions.  

Guard Umoja Gibson is testing the waters of the NBA Draft but leaving open the option to return. Forward Tanner Groves will also return for his COVID-19 waiver season.

The Sooners have taken in two transfers for next season — guard Joe Bamisile (George Washington) and forward Sam Godwin (Wofford).

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