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Oklahoma nabs grad-transfer Miles Reynolds

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Oklahoma, in need of replacing its backcourt for next season, took the first step in doing so Saturday with the commitment of grad-transfer guard Miles Reynolds. A 6-foot-3 guard that can play either spot in the backcourt, Reynolds comes to OU after a season spent at Pacific. He began his college career at St. Louis.

Playing alongside Jahlil Okafor at Whitney Young High School, Reynolds was a strong three-star prospect that committed to St. Louis over LSU. His time at the Atlantic 10 program ended after a coaching change that saw Travis Ford take over, and he then moved onto Pacific.

Coming to Oklahoma after averaging 13 points, three rebounds and three assists, Reynolds has also become a much better shooter. He made 37 percent of his shots beyond the arc this past winter, remarkably improved compared with his 10 percent averages during his freshman season.

Trae Young is now gone from Norman as the freshman sensation changed the complexion of his NBA chances in a hurry, becoming the program’s first one-and-done prospect since Lon Kruger took over. Jordan Shepherd also left the program, deciding to transfer this spring, leaving a hole in the backcourt.

Oklahoma beat out Nevada, Ohio State and a handful of others for his commitment as Reynolds is expected to receive heavy minutes during his final year of college play next season. The Sooners remain involved in the grad-transfer market as they will host Maine guard Aaron Calixte next weekend, and USC Upstate guard Mike Cunningham during the last weekend in April.