So far Kevin Kruger’s first offseason has been highlighted by adding from the Big 12. His first assistant coach hiring was Carlin Hartman from Oklahoma. And all four players he landed in the transfer portal are from Big 12 schools.
With the strong connection to the conference, and more specifically Oklahoma, UNLV could land an impact transfer.
De’Vion Harmon has entered the transfer portal (and is considering turning pro), according to Travis Branham. The 6-foot-2 guard played the last two seasons at Oklahoma. He averaged 12.9 points per game last season, starting 23 games.
Harmon would fill the scoring void on the Rebel roster. With 10 players in the portal, UNLV does not have a player that has averaged even 7 points per game at the college level.
Right now Nick Blake or incoming freshman Arthur Kaluma are the two best bets to lead UNLV in scoring. But Harmon could change.
He was not the lead scorer for Oklahoma last season, but he has proven he can score at this level.
Harmon is not the only Sooner to hit the portal today, as Alondes Williams is leaving Norman, according to Jeff Borzello.
Williams started 14 games last season and averaged 18.5 minutes and 6.7 points per game for Oklahoma. He would fit the same mold as Kruger’s other four transfers as players looking for bigger roles on UNLV than they had on Big 12 teams.
Kruger still has at least four open roster spots to fill. A couple more players from the Oklahoma and the Big 12 would not be a surprising way to round out the lineup.