Wichita State transfer guard Austin Reaves has made his decision on his college basketball future. He’s heading to Oklahoma.
Reaves chose the Sooners over Purdue, Iowa State and Northern Iowa. He visited OU in April.
Reaves’ departure from Wichita State was a surprise to some, as he played a significant role with the Shockers over the last two seasons. He was of the best “sit-out” transfers on the market this offseason.
As per NCAA regulations, Reaves will have to sit out next season and will be eligible in 2019-20. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
Wichita State transfer Austin Reaves has committed to Oklahoma, per a source.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 15, 2018
#Sooners basketball has picked up transfer guard Austin Reaves (Wichita State), a source confirms. Reaves will sit 2018-19 season and will be eligible for #OU in 2019-20 as a RS junior. Outstanding outside shooter. Story coming @SoonerScoop
— Bob Przybylo (@BPrzybylo) May 15, 2018
The 6-foot-5 Reaves averaged 8.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists a game last season. He also shot 42.5 percent from three-point range after shooting 50 percent from deep as a freshman.
Reaves topped 20 points in three consecutive games against Tulsa, Temple and Memphis in late January/early February.
Over two dozen programs contacted Reaves after he announced his decision to transfer.