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Oklahoma’s Grant Sherfield to Play for Phoenix in Summer League

Oklahoma guard Grant Sherfield has officially committed to play for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Summer League following the conclusion of the 2023 NBA Draft on Thursday night, in hopes of competing for a two-way contract for the club.

While Sherfield was not one of the seven Big 12 Conference members to hear their names called on draft night, reports of his commitment broke on Friday, nearly 12 hours after the last pick of the second round, according to a report from OUDailys Colton Sulley.

 

Sherfield is competing to join a cast of four productive Sooners in the NBA, including Atlanta’s Trae Young, Los Angeles’ Austin Reaves, Indiana’s Buddy Hield, and Boston’s Blake Griffin.

The 6-foot-2 guard was one of the most effective scores in the Big 12 Conference last season, and despite missing the 2023 NCAA Tournament, Sherfiled stood out enough to earn a chance to compete for an NBA roster spot. Sherfield was a two-time transfer player who began his career at Wichita State, then spent two years at Nevada before transferring to Oklahoma. In his time with the Wolf Pack, Sherfield was named to the First Team All-Mountain West Team and earned Mountain West Newcomer of the Year honors as a sophomore, and followed it up with Third-Team All-Mountain West honors as a junior.

He was a key player on Porter Moser’s squad last season leading the Sooners in scoring with 15.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game on 40.3% shooting from the field.

Sherfield finished off his college career with 1,768 career points (15.2 PPG.) on 41.3 percent shooting (585-of-1417), including 36.0 percent (198-of-550) from 3-point range, with 386 rebounds (3.3 RPG.), 528 assists (4.6 APG.), and 10 steals (0.9 SPG.) over 116 career games played (32.2) mpg.

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