With the Buddy Hield, Isaiah Cousins and Jordan Woodard receiving the majority of the minutes on the perimeter this season, there weren’t many opportunities for the other guards on Oklahoma’s roster this season. And with all three expected to be back next season, that may once again be the case in 2015-16.
One of the guards impacted was sophomore Frank Booker, who has decided to transfer with the school announcing the news on Wednesday.
“I had a great experience here,” Booker said in the release. “I appreciate Coach Kruger giving me the opportunity to come play basketball at OU. I’ve grown a lot since I’ve been here. It was a hard decision, but it simply came down to the opportunity to return closer to home and to get more playing time.”
Booker averaged 5.0 points in just over 14 minutes of action per game, shooting 32.9 percent from the field and 30.3 percent from beyond the arc. 119 of the Georgia native’s 146 field goal attempts were three-pointers, with Hield, Cousins and Woodard being more capable of attacking teams off the dribble.
Booker will have two seasons of eligibility remaining, and sitting out next season per NCAA transfer rules could be a positive for him in regards to how productive he can be for the remainder of his college career. Do that, and Booker will be able to take advantage of the increased playing time he hopes to find at his next school.