UConn center Oriakhi to transfer to Missouri
Missouri roster had only one player taller than 6 feet 8 inches last season
Connecticut center Alex Oriakhi will transfer to Missouri, the Tigers announced Friday.
"Missouri needs a center, and I'm going to be the center," Oriakhi told the Kansas City Star. "It's a perfect match."
The 6-foot-9-inch Oriakhi blocked 166 shots in 109 games at UConn.
Missouri boasted only one player on its roster who was taller than 6 feet 8 inches last season.