Originally written April 13, 2012 on Sox and Dawgs:
Former UConn Huskies forward Alex Oriakhi has finally picked a school to transfer to. He'll be heading to Columbia, MO to play for the Missouri Tigers, who will play their first season the SEC next year. Here's the release from Missouri: Columbia, Mo. - The University of Missouri men's basketball program has added a highly-regarded big man to help the Tigers for the 2012-13 season, as Alex Oriakhi, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound power forward, will attend Mizzou. Oriakhi will have one year of eligibility remaining after transferring from the University of Connecticut, where he helped lead the Huskies to the 2011 NCAA Championship as a sophomore. Oriakhi has signed a financial aid agreement to attend Mizzou, as announced by Mizzou Head Coach Frank Haith. Oriakhi, a native of Lowell, Mass., averaged 7.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in 109 games over the past three seasons at UCONN. He turned in career-best averages of 9.6 points and 8.7 rebounds during his sopho...
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