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Jacob Groves Announces Transfer from Oklahoma to Virginia

Former Oklahoma Sooners forward Jacob Groves announced on Tuesday that he would transfer to Virginia and play for the Cavaliers next season.

Groves announced on April 5 that he was entering the transfer portal after two seasons at Oklahoma when he played with his brother, Tanner, who is out of eligibility and preparing to play professional basketball.


He averaged 6.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game last season, while appearing in all 32 contests and starting 22 of them. He recorded nine double-digit games. One of those was a career-best outing with 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting, including four 3-pointers.

The Sooners have lost several player to the transfer portal this offseason, including guard Joe Bamisilie (to VCU), guard Bijan Cortes (to Wichita State), forward Jalen Hill (to UNLV), guard C.J. Noland (to Saint Louis) and guard Benny Schroder (to George Washington).

The Sooners have signed forward John Hugley IV (from Pitt), guard Javian McCollum (from Siena) and and guard Rivaldo Soares (from Oregon).

Oklahoma is coming off a 15-17 season (5-13 in league action) that saw the Sooners end up as the only Big 12 team that didn’t move on to some sort of postseason play. Porter Moser will enter his third season as head coach as he prepares the Sooners for their final season of Big 12 play.

The Oklahoma Sooners will move to the SEC for the start of the 2024-25 athletic year, along with the Texas Longhorns.

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