Oklahoma Sooners

Sooners Land Eastern Washington Transfer Tanner Groves

M. Hofeld

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Update: Oklahoma has landed both Tanner Groves and his younger brother Jacob from Eastern Washington. Last season Jacob averaged 9.3 points and 4.2 rebounds as a sophomore.

Porter Moser won a massive recruiting battle on Sunday when Eastern Washington transfer Tanner Groves committed to assist the new Sooner front man rebuild his roster. The reigning Big Sky Player of the Year, Groves caught the attention of Big 12 country when he scored 35 points against Kansas in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Averaged 17.2 points and 8.0 rebounds this season.

The 6-9/235 big man averaged averaged 17.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game last season and drew the attention of multiple schools upon the announcement of his intention to transfer away from Eastern Washington. Among those that were reported to have been interested were Cal, Wisconsin, and Texas.

The announcement of his transfer comes just days after former Sooner forward Brady Manek announced his commitment to transfer to North Carolina. Guards De’Vion Harmon and Alondes Williams also announced their entrances into the transfer portal. Perhaps adding a player who scored 20 points seven times last season, with nine double-doubles, would help porter make his case in retaining them.

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