Bryan Goodine, a Fairfield transfer, declared his commitment to the Sooners on Monday. The 6-foot-4 guard won the MAAC Sixth Man of the Year award with an average of 13.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game.

Goodine, a sixth-year senior, played as a true freshman at Syracuse and then attended Providence for a few seasons before transferring to Fairfield. He is a three-star prospect on the transfer site and was ranked in the top 100 players out of high school.

Considered a shooter, Goodine hopes to make a big impression at his new school. Throughout his career, he has shot more than 40% from three points. Goodine scored 37 points against Canisius and 40 points against Siena in the previous season. In four games, he also made at least six 3-pointers.

On March 16, 2024, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, Fairfield Stags player Brycen Goodine (2) drives to the hoop in the first half of the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall game, despite St. Peter’s Peacocks guard Roy Clarke (4) defending him.(Image credit: USA TODAY Sports/JOHN JONES)

Before moving to Providence, Fairfield made sporadic appearances in 23 games at Syracuse. Goodine averaged 6.9 minutes per game in 37 appearances off the bench during his two years there. His greatest performance there occurred during the Legends Classic against Northwestern, where he scored 12 points in a pleasant early-season victory on 4-of-5 3-point shooting.

Goodine’s arrival is undoubtedly beneficial to Porter Moser’s team. This summer, the Sooners have lost a few players, most notably their leading scorers. They now manage to extract a shooter from the gateway who may end up being a key player for OU. It also helps that despite losing out on in-state players Sean Pedulla and Kevin Overton, OU is beginning to receive commitments.

In addition to giving the Sooners a solid 3-and-D player for the new roster, Jones’ arrival fits into another well-known trend, as Tom Green noted on Sunday. Like Elvis, Jones gives Oklahoma NCAA Tournament experience, something the Sooners’ roster lacked the previous year because none of the players on Moser’s 20-win squad had ever advanced past the regular season.

For the 2024–25 season, Oklahoma still has three scholarship seats available with Jones, Elvis, and Jones all in the mix. Although he is still considering the NBA Draft, seasoned forward Jarlon Moore is still open to finishing his senior year at OU. Additionally, the Sooners are currently awaiting word from former Oklahoma State player Brandon Garrison.