Frank Booker transferring from OU

OU announced sophomore guard Frank Booker will be transferring from the program.

Sophomore guard Frank Booker intends to transfer from Oklahoma, basketball coach Lon Kruger announced Wednesday morning.

Booker, originally from Augusta, Ga., averaged five points per game this season coming off the bench and seemed to be finding his groove toward the latter part of the season.

“I had a great experience here,” said Booker in a press release. “I appreciate Coach Kruger giving me the opportunity to come play basketball at OU. I’ve grown a lot since I’ve been here. It was a hard decision, but it simply came down to the opportunity to return closer to home and to get more playing time.”

In his two seasons at OU, Booker made 78 3-pointers and shot 33 percent on his 3-point field goal attempts. Back spasms limited Booker during the early part of the season, but he averaged 6.8 points per game in the final 12 games of OU’s season.

Booker was a key factor in OU’s win in the NCAA tournament against Dayton, connecting on four 3-pointers to help the Sooners return to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009.

“We understand Frank’s wishes and are totally supportive of him,” said Kruger in the release. “He had a very good first two years, and we expect him to finish well at whatever school he chooses.”

This is the second straight season the Sooners are seeing a guard transfer at the end of the season. Last year Je’lon Hornbeak, who would have been a junior this season, decided to leave OU and transferred to Monmouth.

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