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OU men's basketball: Sooners land transfer commitment from Elijah Harkless

NORMAN — For the second time in as many days, OU men's basketball has gotten a commitment from the transfer portal.

Cal State-Northridge guard Elijah Harkless announced his intentions to transfer to the OU with a video on Twitter on Tuesday night.

Harkless led the Big West in steals with 54 in the 2019-20 season. The 6-foot-4 Rialto, California, native averaged 10.7 points and 5.8 rebounds last season as a sophomore.

Harkless's announcement comes one day after North Texas guard Umoja Gibson announced he was transferring to the Sooners.

Both transfers come after OU center Corbin Merritt and guard Jamal Bieniemy entered the transfer portal in recent weeks. Merritt has already committed to Austin Peay State.

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Cal State Northridge guard Elijah Harkless (2) and Auburn guard Samir Doughty (10) compete for a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

Cal State Northridge guard Elijah Harkless (2) and Auburn guard Samir Doughty (10) compete for a loose ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

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Abby Bitterman

Abby Bitterman covers OU athletics for The Oklahoman. She joined The Oklahoman in September 2019 to cover high school sports. A Chicago native, Abby graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2019 with degrees in journalism and political... Read more ›

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