Jeriah Horne announced on Twitter that he will be transferring to the University of Tulsa.
Horne previously played for the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes for two seasons, then transferred to Colorado as a graduate student. He was fantastic for the Buffs, scoring 10.8 points per game and shooting just below 40% from three. His shooting, shot creation and positional defending for absolutely critical for this Colorado squad that made it to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament.
Horne could have opted to return to Colorado, as the NCAA is granting players an extra season of eligibility for having played during the pandemic. Instead, he decided to return to Tulsa. It’s strange for a player to transfer back to where they came from, but clearly Horne has some “unfinished business” left in Oklahoma.
Although they invited Horne back, Tad Boyle and the Buffs certainly had a plan that didn’t include him. Colorado is bringing back Evan Battey to play center, will likely convert Jabari Walker to the starting lineup, and will have blue chip recruit Lawson Lovering entering the program.
Boyle will probably target another frontcourt piece in the transfer market. They have two available scholarships, one of which will be diverted to a veteran guard, and the other — if they choose to use it — will go towards the best player available to CU.