Turns out, the roster turnover for the Wake Forest men’s basketball team has carried into May.
Ody Oguama, a starter for most of the last two seasons, announced on Tuesday that he is entering the transfer portal.
As a sophomore in 2020-21, he averaged 7.7 points and 5.4 rebounds while starting the last 19 games. He missed the first two games (against Delaware State and Longwood, respectively) with mononucleosis and came off the bench against Catawba, which was the team’s first game after more than a month because of a COVID-19 shutdown.
Oguama becomes the eighth Deacon to enter the transfer portal since the end of the season. Most of that movement came in March: Ismael Massoud, Jahcobi Neath, Emmanuel Okpomo, Isaiah Wilkins, Quadry Adams, Jalen Johnson and walk-on Blake Buchanan all entered the portal. Two other players, Ian DuBose and Jonah Antonio, decided to pursue their pro careers.
The program has added three transfers for next season – Jake LaRavia from Indiana State, graduate transfer Dallas Walton from Colorado and Damari Monsanto from East Tennessee State.
Three of the starting lineup that Wake Forest finished the season with will return next season: guards Daivien Williamson and Carter Whitt and forward Isaiah Mucius. The team will also regain Tariq Ingraham, who missed most of last season while recovering from COVID-19.
Wake Forest finished 6-16 last season.