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Honore Tranferring to Oklahoma

This just in from Chuck Carlton of the DMN.

In an interesting decision, former South Garland standout Barry Honore has transferred from Southern to Oklahoma.

The 6-7 Honore was a two-year starter at Southern, where he averaged 8.8 points and 4.8 rebounds in two seasons and was the SWAC freshman of the year in 2007-08. He cited relatives in the Norman area as one reason for his decision.

"I wanted to be closer to home and closer to my family," Honoré said in a statement. "I have a grandmother who's in a nursing home right down the street here in Norman. I also have an aunt and uncle who live in Norman, and another aunt and uncle who live in Noble. This is a great program. I've always loved OU since I was a kid. A lot of people from my family attended OU. It's a great school with great tradition in academics and sports. I want to be a part of that."

Under NCAA rules, Honore will sit out this season and will have two years of eligibility remaining as a walk-on.