OU Basketball: Former Oklahoma Guard Announces Portal Destination

Milos Uzan entered the transfer portal on March 31, and on Friday night he revealed his new hoops home will remain in the Big 12.
Oklahoma G Milos Uzan
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Former Oklahoma guard Milos Uzan has picked his new home.

And he’s staying in the Big 12.

Uzan announced Saturday night that he’ll be playing next season at the University of Houston under coach Kelvin Sampson.

https://x.com/lossyuzan/status/1779318546893332813 

In two seasons in Norman, Uzan played in all 64 games with 56 career starts. He averaged 7.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a true freshman, and 9.0, 3.2 and 4.4 this past season as a sophomore.

Uzan, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound sophomore from Las Vegas, announced on March 31 that he would be entering the portal after two years as a frontline player for Porter Moser’s Sooners. Uzan was seen as a fundamental piece of Moser’s eventual rebuild, but his productivity faded toward the end of 2023-24 as the Sooners hit a tailspin that ultimately kept them out of the NCAA Tournament for the third year in a row.

Uzan was one of four Sooners to hit the portal this offseason, joining fellow sophomore Otega Oweh, transfer guard Javian McCollum and transfer forward John Hugley.

That foursome played in a combined 118 games this season and averaged an aggregate 39.1 points, 12.4 rebounds and9.4 assists per game.

Uzan led the Sooners with 139 assists and was fifth in scoring and sixth in rebounds.


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