Cincinnati Basketball: Viktor Lakhin leads the Bearcats in recent preseason scrimmage

Cincinnati Bearcats take on the Arizona Wildcats at Lahaina Civic Arena.
Cincinnati Bearcats take on the Arizona Wildcats at Lahaina Civic Arena. /
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According to recent reports Cincinnati Bearcats big man Viktor Lakhin put up a team-best 17 points in a preseason exhibition against Indiana State today!

Lakhin is looking to continue to improve after scoring a career-high 11.6 points and 7.1 rebounds on 61.7 percent shooting from the field in his junior season.

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

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

Cincinnati Basketball: Viktor Lakhin leads the Bearcats in recent preseason scrimmage

As the regular season opener continues to approach, Cincinnati freshman forward Rayvon Griffith will try to make an immediate impact in his first year!

Following an upcoming game against Illinois-Chicago in November, the Bearcats will meet Dayton, Georgia Tech and Xavier before Big 12 play starts later on.

Griffith was the 8th highest rated recruit to commit to Cincinnati according to 247 Sports and is aiming to carve out a consistent role as a true freshman.

The Cincinnati native committed to the Bearcats nearly a year ago and received several accolades in high school including All-Ohio First Team honors.

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

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 graduate John Newman III and sophomore Daniel Skillings Jr.

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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