NORMAN — Oklahoma announced today that Southern University's Barry HonorÃ© will transfer to Oklahoma, confirming a previous report in The Oklahoman. HonorÃ© will sit out this season and have two seasons of eligibility as a walk-on.
"I wanted to be closer to home and closer to my family," said HonorÃ© in a release. "I have a grandmother who's in a nursing home right down the street here in Norman. I also have an aunt and uncle who live in Norman, and another aunt and uncle who live in Noble."
HonorÃ© was born in Oklahoma City and started 54 of 61 games in two seasons at Southern.
The 6-7, 270-pounder averaged 8.8 points and 4.8 rebounds with the Jaguars and earned Southwestern Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year honors.