Oklahoma transfer big man John Hugley sets official visits to Xavier and Nebraska

Matt Connollyby:Matt Connolly04/12/24


Oklahoma transfer John Hugley has set up a couple of important visits as he searches for his next home.

Hugley has trips coming up to Xavier and Nebraska, according to On3’s Joe Tipton.

The Cleveland, Ohio native will visit Xavier on Monday and Tuesday, before taking a trip to Nebraska from Friday-Saturday.

John Hugley averaged 8.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game this past season. He appeared in 24 games, making one start.

Hugley started his college career at Pittsburgh, signing with the Panthers as a four-star recruit in the class of 2020. He was ranked as the No. 89 overall player in the country, according to the On3 Industry rankings.

As a freshman at Pitt, John Hugley appeared in eight games, making six starts. He averaged 5.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

Hugley was then a redshirt freshman at Pitt in 2021-22. He appeared in 32 games, making 31 starts. Hugley averaged 14.8 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game that season, shooting better than 47 percent from the field.

The following year in 2022-23, he appeared in seven games, making one start. He averaged 8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game that season.

After the 2022-23 season, John Hugley entered the transfer portal, before eventually ending up at Oklahoma. He is now in the transfer portal once again and Xavier and Nebraska are among the schools he’s considering.

More on Oklahoma and the transfer portal

In addition to John Hugley, multiple other Sooners have entered the transfer portal this offseason. That includes guard Milos Uzan and guard Javian McCollum.

Uzan, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, averaged 9.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game this season.

The Las Vegas native is a former four-star recruit and was the No. 86 overall player in the nation from the 2022 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

McCollum led the Sooners in scoring this season, averaging 13.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game. McCollum began his college career at Siena, before transferring into Norman last offseason. He will now once again look for a new home.

Oklahoma is coming off of a 20-12 season. The Sooners finished 8-10 in conference play under head coach Porter Moser.

Moser has been at Oklahoma since 2021. The Sooners are 54-45 in three seasons under Moser thus far.