Clifford Omoruyi Transfer Portal Destinations: Where Will The Rutgers Center Land?

Clifford Omoruyi Transfer Portal Destinations: Where Will The Rutgers Center Land?
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One of the most decorated forwards in men’s college basketball is officially on the move. Former Rutgers Scarlet Knight big man Clifford Omoruyi is in the NCAA’s transfer portal, and his destination could have an impact on his next team’s 2024-25 odds for top US betting sites.

Omoruyi is a two-time Big Ten All Defensive team member and made the All-Big Ten team in 2023. For his career, he is averaging 10.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while posting 13.1 win shares (according to sports-reference.com/cbb) in 121 college games.

Now, the Nigerian-born big man is exploring his options, with the former No. 47 ranked recruit in the class of 2020 having no shortage of suitors this offseason.

With that in mind, USBettingReport.com broke down some hypothetical odds on which MBB teams could land Omoruyi this offseason. Two Big East rivals heading our list of teams that could sign Omoruyi before the offseason wraps up. These odds were created exclusively for USBR, where you’ll find reviews of mobile sports betting apps and much more.

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Odds On Clifford Omoruyi Transfer Portal Destinations

Team Pct. Chance Odds
St. John’s Red Storm 44.4% +125
Seton Hall Pirates 11.1% +800
Kentucky Wildcats 7.7% +1200
Alabama Crimson Tide 5.4% +1750
Connecticut Huskies 4.8% +2000
Auburn Tigers 4.8% +2000
Memphis Tigers 3.8% +2500
Baylor Bears 3.8% +2500
Other 10.0% +900

Where Will Clifford Omoruyi Sign?

Our clubhouse leaders for the 6-foot-11, 240-pound Omoruyi are St. John’s (at +125 odds, or a 44.1% implied probability) and another Big East team, Seton Hall (+800, 11.1%). Either of those destinations would be a short distance from his New Brunswick home of the past four years.

But the Kentucky Wildcats (+1200 odds), Alabama Crimson Tide (+1750), UConn Huskies and Auburn Tigers (+2000 each) could swing something in the weeks ahead. UConn is the favorite to win this year’s Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament; BetMGM Sportsbook gives the Huskies +200 odds.

The Red Storm are looking to build depth ahead of Year 2 of the Rick Pitino era in Queens. St. John’s was a bubble team to make the field of 68 this month, leading the legendary head coach to hit the road to bolster his roster for next season.

Seton Hall was another Big East team that was among the top teams left out of the field this year. And head coach Shaheen Holloway needs an interior presence to get the Pirates back into the field of 68 in 2025.

The SEC’s Wildcats and Tigers were two of the teams to find themselves on the wrong end of an upset in this year’s first round of the NCAA Tournament. A third conference team, Alabama, has +3500 odds at Caesars Sportsbook to win this year’s Big Dance; the Crimson Tide face North Carolina on Thursday in the Sweet 16.

Longshot Contenders For Rutgers Big Man

Longshot contenders to sign the fifth year forward include the Memphis Tigers and Baylor Bears, who are listed at +2500 each. Both squads need talent in the paint to get over the hump. The Tigers missed the NCAA field entirely and the Bears were knocked out Sunday in the second round of the Big Dance by the Clemson Tigers.

One way or another, someone’s going to land a veteran player out of the portal. Omoruyi is one of the more talented players to find their way into the NCAA’s landing spot for players with a wandering eye as the 2024 season nears its conclusion. For the 2024-25 campaign, keep an eye out for Omoruyi and for US mobile sports betting reviews with USBettingReport.com.

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Christopher Boan is a lead writer at USBettingReport.com specializing in covering sports betting issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.