Connecticut basketball player Alex Oriakhi, a 6-foot-9 power forward, announced during the weekend that he will transfer to Missouri.
He will have one season of eligibility remaining and will be eligible to play in the 2012-13 season. Connecticut will not be allowed to play in the NCAA _ the result of poor academic performance by the team's players.
Oriakhi averaged 7.2 points and 6.8 rebounds for the Huskies and played a key role in the team's 2011 NCAA championship. He had considered UNC, Duke, Kentucky and Xavier in addition to Frank Haith's Missouri program.