UConn center Oriakhi to transfer to Missouri

Missouri roster had only one player taller than 6 feet 8 inches last season

Published On: Apr 16 2012 04:50:57 PM CDT
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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.