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Eastern Washington men’s basketball star Tanner Groves transferring to Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. — Eastern Washington’s Tanner Groves experienced a dominant effectiveness from Kansas in the NCAA Event.

Now Groves will get a opportunity to confront the Jayhawks again, this time with Oklahoma soon after committing to transfer to the Sooners, he confirmed with a Twitter submit Sunday night time. ESPN’s Jeff Borzello initially documented the information.

New Sooners coach Porter Moser has made including inside size a precedence as he remakes the roster, and Groves presents the Sooners a 6-foot-nine inside existence.

Groves scored a vocation-high 35 points in Eastern Washington’s 93-eighty four initially-round decline to Kansas, hitting five of eleven 3-level attempts. He also extra five rebounds and 3 blocks.

He earned Large Sky Conference Most Useful Player honors as a redshirt junior this past season soon after averaging seventeen.2 points and eight. rebounds and shooting 35.4% from over and above the arc. Right before the video game from the Jayhawks, Groves was averaging just 2.3 3-level attempts per video game.

Tanner Groves is transferring to Oklahoma.

With the Sooners shedding Austin Reaves (NBA Draft), Brady Manek (North Carolina), Kur Kuath (qualified opportunities), Victor Iwuakor (UNLV) and Trey Phipps (Oral Roberts) presently and with De’Vion Harmon and Alondes Williams each in the transfer portal and checking out the draft, Moser will require to add extra parts by transfers.

OU signed 3 in the 2021 class, all guards — Kingfisher’s Bijan Cortes, CJ Noland of Waxahachie, Texas, and Alston Mason of Overland Park, Kansas.

This write-up originally appeared on Oklahoman: Tanner Groves transfers to Oklahoma from Eastern Washington