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Ohio State has emerged as a potential suitor for Oklahoma transfer Otega Oweh

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Former Oklahoma Sooner Otega Oweh has entered the transfer portal with the intent to get a plethora of interest, which has occurred. Oweh has received early interest from some notable programs that include Oregon, Illinois, BYU, Georgetown, Indiana, Ohio State, and more.

According to 247 Sports, Ohio State is among potential suitors to land Oweh in the portal with him having two years left of collegiate eligibility. Oweh has yet to release or narrow down his choices, but the Buckeyes could have a fighting chance to add another key piece to next year's roster. Oweh adds two-way production to the team and can provide an outlet either as a starter or coming off the bench, complimenting the primary ball handlers, Bruce Thornton and Meechie Johnson.

The 6-foot-5, 215 pound combo-guard gets after it on the defensive end, and can provide a much needed sound scoring outlet for any team he commits to. He was 2nd on the Sooners in scoring last year, and ended the season averaging 11.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and shot 49.3% from the field. 

Oweh has drastically improved his three-point shot as well. In 2023, he shot 25.0% from behind the arc, jump to 2024 and he shot 37.7%. Which fits into the Ohio State mold needing two-way guards who have the ability to knock down shots from long distance. Ohio State struggled to get consistent production from the three-point line and Oweh isn't Stephen Curry, but he was very efficient last season and that is exactly what the Buckeyes need.

The biggest concern in Oweh’s game is his free throw shooting. In back-to-back years Oweh has been right around 65% from the free throw line. He had a slight decrease from 2023 to 2024. The good thing is that he doesn't have many holes in the entirety of his game. 

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If head coach Jake Diebler can land Otega Oweh, that would continue to jump-start his transfer portal success after landing Meechie Johnson just over a week ago. Many questioned if Diebler had the experience to be able to manage a portal, or better yet, an entire program, and he has shown his capabilities by returning three key players, maintaining all his 2024–25 recruits, and dipping into the transfer portal to find team needs.