Much of the focus in college basketball is on the 48 players who have declared for the NBA Draft, but another issue is who will transfer and where they end up. And there are players such as Ryan Wright, who will be eligible to play at Oklahoma this year after transferring from UCLA, who should...[details]
2006 (Junior): Named to league's All-Improved Team by a panel of sportwriters who cover the conference. Ranked second on squad in scoring (10.4 ppg) and first in rebounding (7.1 rpg). Led team with his .553 field goal percentage. Ranked sixth in Big 12 by averaging 1.4 blocked shots (had 22 over the last 13 games). Posted seven double-doubles on the season (averaged 17.6 points and 13.1 rebounds while shooting .746 from the field in those contests). Named Big 12 Co-Player of the Week after posting 20 points and 15 boards vs. SMU (Dec. 28). Was 12-for-13 from the field and had 24 points and 14 rebounds versus Chaminade (Nov. 22). Registered 20 points (all in second half) and 12 rebounds at Iowa State (Feb. 13). Posted 19 points and 14 boards in home win over Texas Tech (Feb. 3). Recorded 13 points and 14 rebounds against No. 2 Kansas in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals (March 9).
2005 (Sophomore): Averaged 2.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in 7.2 minutes per contest. Came off the bench in all 23 of his games. Shot .588 from the field. Played 10 or minutes nine times. Scored a season-high eight points (was 4-for-6 from the field) in a season-high 15 minutes in regular season finale at Texas. Netted five points and pulled down a season-high seven boards in a home win against Baylor (Feb. 11). Registered four points and six rebounds in one-point win at Texas Tech (Feb. 20).
2004 (Freshman): Played in 27 games. Averaged 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds in 7.9 minutes per contest. Shot .806 from the field (29-for-36). Sixteen of his field goals were dunks (including his first six of the season). Replaced Kevin Bookout (elbow injury) in the starting lineup Dec. 30 against Florida A&M and registered 27 points, seven rebounds and three steals in 32 minutes of action. Was 10-for-13 from the field and 7-for-8 from the free throw line in the contest. Followed with 11 points and five boards in 25 minutes of play against Texas-Pan American (Jan. 2). Posted conference high of seven points against Nebraska (Feb. 16) and Baylor (Feb. 26). Blocked 17 shots on the year and rejected three in a game on three occasions.
Personal: Full name is Longar Salvatory Longar. Born March 3, 1983, in Waw, Sudan. Parents are Rachel Arol and the late Longar Salvatory. Has five brothers (four older) and five sisters (three older). Moved to Egypt in 1995 and to Chicago in 1998. Moved to Rochester, Minn., in 1999. Originally signed with Oklahoma in November 2002. Major is human relations.
Earned first-team All-State acclaim after averaging 18.0 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.7 blocked shots per game for John Marshall HS as a senior. Led team to 24-4 record and state tournament's elite eight. A consensus top-75 high school recruit as a senior. Averaged 14.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks as a junior. Helped squad to a 17-6 record. Coached by Eric Plitzuweit.
Averaged 15.4 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.3 blocked shots per game at Laurinburg (N.C.) Institute in 2003-04. Coached by Chris Chaney.