New Kentucky guard Otega Oweh brings 'special physicality and intensity' to the floor

Former Oklahoma guard Otega Oweh has offiically signed with Kentucky after visiting over the weekend.
Jan 6, 2024; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma Sooners guard Otega Oweh (3) moves around Iowa State
Jan 6, 2024; Norman, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma Sooners guard Otega Oweh (3) moves around Iowa State / Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Otega Oweh made his Kentucky commitment official and has signed with the Wildcats, putting an end to his recruitment.

Oweh visited Kentucky to end last week and wasted no time, committing to Kentucky on Saturday after wrapping up his visit.

The former Oklahoma guard averaged 11.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game last year as a sophomore. He shot 49.3 percent from the field and 37.7 percent from three.

Oweh is exactly what Kentucky needed -- a physical and athletic wing on both ends of the floor. He has a great deal of versatility that will give Mark Pope a lot to work with.

“Otega shot 37 percent from the 3-point line last year,” Pope said in a statement as Oweh signed. “He’s elite at earning trips to the free-throw line and he brings a special physicality and intensity to the game. Otega spent his entire season last year picking up the point guard full court in the Big 12. His tenacity on the court is contagious and his humility off the court is going to endear himself to Big Blue Nation.”

Oweh is a 6-foot-4 wing who lives at the rim, using his physicality and toughness to finish through and around contact. 61 percent of his field goal attempts came at the rim last year.

An intriguing part about Oweh's game that provides Kentucky a lot of versatility is his ability to shoot off of the catch. He ranked in the 87th percentile last season in catch and shoot opportunities.

Oweh was the third transfer commit under Mark Pope, following Drexel center Amari Williams and San Diego State guard Lamont Butler.