UConn’s Oriakhi transferring to Missouri

Alex Oriakhi, a 6-foot-9 power forward who played the past three seasons at Connecticut, is transferring to Missouri.

The Tigers announced the transfer late Friday. He will have one season of eligibility remaining.

Oriakhi helped lead the Huskies to the 2011 NCAA championship as a sophomore. He has averaged 7.2 points and 6.8 rebounds in 109 games over the past three seasons at UConn. He also has 166 blocked shots.

The Tigers were 30-5 in the first year under Frank Haith, the AP coach of the year.

The Huskies are expected to be barred from the NCAA tournament next season because of low APR scores. Jeremy Lamb and Andre Drummond have announced they will enter the NBA draft.