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ALEX ORIAKHI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Missouri basketball: 3 reasons Alex Oriakhi will have a solid NBA career

The Missouri Tigers were able to enjoy the services of center Alex Oriakhi for just one season. During that season, Tigers fans learned a lot about Oriakhi and he probably learned even more about himself. Head coach Frank Haith initally wanted to run the offense through Oriakhi and it was obvious early on that the former UConn center was not comfortable playing with his back to...
Via STLSportsMinute
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Missouri basketball: Alex Oriakhi ends career by making 40 of 46 shots in last 6 games

The Missouri Tigers were bounced out of the NCAA Tournament by No. 8 seed Colorado State on Thursday night in a 84-72 defeat in Lexington, Kentucky. While it was a disappointing effort by the Tigers, Mizzou certainly did not lose because of the play of senior center Alex Oriakhi. Oriakhi scored 16 points and grabbed nine of the Tigers' 18 rebounds in the loss, continuing a stretch...
Via STLSportsMinute
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

UConn's Oriakhi transferring to Missouri

Alex Oriakhi, a 6-foot-9 power forward who played the past three seasons at Connecticut, is transferring to Missouri. The Tigers announced the transfer late Friday. He will have one season of eligibility remaining. Oriakhi helped lead the Huskies to the 2011 NCAA championship as a sophomore. He has averaged 7.2 points and 6.8 rebounds in 109 games over the past three seasons at...
Via AP on Fox
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Highly-regarded forward transferring to Mizzou

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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Oriakhi Discusses Transfer, Talks Mizzou

Earlier this week, University of Connecticut center Alex Oriakhi was granted his release from the UConn basketball program. Missouri has been identified as a school that could be a possible destination for him. ShowMeMizzou.com gets an update on the transfer, and where Mizzou may be in the picture.
Via missouri.scout.com
March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke pursuing UConn big man Alex Oriakhi

According to reports on Twitter from CBS Sports' Jeff Goodman Duke is actively pursuing soon to be former UConn big man Alex Oriakhi.  Oriakhi, a 6-foot-9 center announced he would transfer with the serious possibility that UConn could be facing a post season ban due to the program failing to meet minimum NCAA academic requirements. A senior, Oriakhi may not have to sit out...
Via SCACC Hoops
March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

UConn center granted release from program

Connecticut center Alex Oriakhi has been granted his release from the basketball program. The 6-foot-9 junior, a key piece of UConn's 2011 national championship run, informed coaches last week that he planned to transfer. His father told the Hearst Connecticut Media Group that Oriakhi made the decision because Connecticut is expected to be academically ineligible for next season...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Trouble @ UCONN: Oriakhi Bails, More Will Follow

Alex Oriakhi will spend his senior season with a team that has a chance to play in the NCAA tournament. The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Oriakhi will transfer from Connecticut, his father, Alex Sr., told the Hearst Connecticut Media Group. “Alex will transfer because of the NCAA tournament next year,” his father told the newspaper group. UConn is appealing an NCAA decision that will...
Via Unathletic
March 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Alex Oriakhi Leaving UConn Men's Basketball Program

Well, I typed up an entire post and accidently deleted the whole thing. So here's the deal quickly. Alex Oriakhi has decided to leave the UConn Huskies men's basketball program. The news was broken earlier on Wednesday by Kevin Duffy of the CT Post. Here are the links: UConn's Alex Oriakhi transferring [CT Post] UConn's Alex Oriakhi requests transfer from Huskies...
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Alex Oriakhi the first of several UConn players leaving program?

According to a report in the Connecticut Post, power forward Alex Oriakhi has decided to transfer from UConn.  With the Huskies banned from being able to compete in the 2013 NCAA Tournament due to poor academic standing and Jim Calhoun‘s coaching future in question, Oriakhi could be the first domino to fall in an exodus of UConn players from the program. I figured Oriakhi might...
Via The Sports Bank
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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