Cincinnati Basketball: Ody Oguama could be on the verge of a breakout campaign

Cincinnati Bearcats meet Wichita State Shockers at Charles Koch Arena.
Cincinnati Bearcats meet Wichita State Shockers at Charles Koch Arena. /
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Cincinnati Bearcats graduate forward Ody Oguama could be on the verge of a breakout campaign after showing significant improvement during last season!

Oguama scored 5.5 points and 5.4 rebounds on 57.6 percent shooting from the field last year including a career-high 18-point outing against South Florida.

The North Carolina native is set to play a major role in the Bearcats frontcourt along with junior center Viktor Lakhin and graduate forward John Newman III.

Wes Miller’s team is hoping to find success in the inaugural Big 12 campaign as the season opener is scheduled to get underway in less than two weeks.

Cincinnati Basketball: Ody Oguama could be on the verge of a breakout campaign

Cincinnati junior guard Simas Lukosius racked up a team-high 14 points and sophomore forward Daniel Skillings Jr scored 12 points in a recent scrimmage.

Even though Maryland reportedly secured a 74-70 win in the matchup, the Bearcats should be able to build on a solid outing against a quality opponent.

Skillings showed off elite potential as a freshman with a season-high 20 points in a win over Temple, and will have an increased role this coming year.

With a chance to secure an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time since 2019, Cincinnati is looking to improve on a 23-13 overall record from a year ago!

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During the press conference at Big 12 media day, Miller broke down multiple key returning players and transfer additions per Cincinnati Athletics.

Lukosius averaged 11.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in his sophomore season, highlighted by a career-best 28-point showing in a victory against Villanova.

Make sure to stay tuned for recruiting updates and schedule announcements as Cincinnati gets ready for the initial Big 12 campaign to get started soon!

The former Butler Bulldogs standout developed into a consistent contributor last season and is expected to have two years of eligibility left going forward.

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