The success of new University of Cincinnati men's basketball coach Wes Miller's offense is predicated on having two post players who can run the floor. Miller now has the players at Cincinnati to do that.
Miller picked up a commitment Wednesday night from former Wake Forest forward Ody Oguama. The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Raleigh, North Carolina, native averaged 7.6 points and 5.4 rebounds as a sophomore for the Demon Deacons last season before entering the transfer portal.
Oguama is the seventh commitment Miller has earned since taking over the Bearcats program last month. Oguama is the 12th scholarship player on Cincinnati's 2021-22 roster.
Oguama joins guards David DeJulius, Jeremiah Davenport and Mika Adams-Woods, who are all expected to return for another season with the Bearcats. The four are accompanied by junior forward Rob Banks, sophomores Mike Saunders Jr. and Mason Madsen, 6-foot-11 sophomore forward Viktor Lakhin, Clemson transfer John Newman III and UNC Greensboro transfers A.J. McGinnis, Jarrett Hensley and Hayden Koval.
Banks was put on scholarship during the offseason after playing his first two seasons at UC as a walk-on.
Cincinnati hired the 38-year-old Miller to replace John Brannen, who was fired April 9 after two seasons. Miller agreed to a six-year, $7.875 million deal to be the 28th head coach in program history.