After a long wait, Oklahoma Sooners point guard commit De’Vion Harmon now has company in the 2019 class, as four-star big man Victor Iwuakor has announced his intention to play basketball in Norman. The Sulphur Springs, Texas product is listed as the No. 95 overall prospect in his recruiting cycle and the No. 8 prospect in the state of Texas.
First I will like to thank God for blessing me with the talent to play the game that I love and also thanks to family for surpporting me and the coaches that have recruited me with that being said I will be committing to???? pic.twitter.com/Y8C0FLmGwl— Victor Iwuakor (@solid_2500) September 19, 2018
With offers from the likes of Florida, Louisville, Baylor, Arkansas and a heavy charge from the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Iwuakor is a talented — and necessary — piece for this program going forward. Oklahoma is losing the majority of its current front-line depth in the next two years, so the addition of this kind of talent is absolutely critical in this cycle.
At 6’8” and 210 lbs., Iwuakor is a big and athletic rim protector who possess the length to really be a force on both ends of the court. He’s still very raw at this point, but he has the potential to be a regular double-double producer. This is a great get for OU assistant Chris Crutchfield.
With Harmon — the No. 36 prospect in the class — already aboard, the 2019 class has a really solid foundation. OU has six scholarship seniors on this roster in 2018-19, so expect a large (and potentially elite) group. On Tuesday, Oklahoma made the top four for four-star wing Terry Armstrong, and the wheels are also in motion with a number of other intriguing prospects. That group includes Jalen Hill, who is set to announce his choice on Thursday. In short, there’s hope for the future of OU basketball.