Oklahoma is hoping to add an experienced point guard to its 2018-19 roster with the likely departure of freshman Trae Young.
The Sooners paid Maine graduate transfer Aaron Calixte a visit on Saturday, according to CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein.
Oklahoma's Lon Kruger did an in-home visit with Maine grad transfer Aaron Calixte on Saturday, per a source. Averaged 16.9 PPG last season.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 18, 2018
Calixte, who’s listed at 5-foot-11 guard, averaged 16.9 points and 3.2 assists per game this season. Although, his team was a first-round exit in the the 2018 America East Tournament and finished its year with a 6-26 record.
Calixte could still provide a veteran presence to the point-guard position at Oklahoma, even if Maine wasn’t too successful in the America East — the conference home to the first NCAA Tournament No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed.
Calixte might not be able to shoot the three ball at the clip Young does or distribute as many assists, but really no player is going to step in and produce like Young did.
It’s clear the Oklahoma coaching staff wants another option in place, however, if rising junior Jordan Shepherd isn’t ready to handle starting duties.
One area where Calixte really excelled at Maine was the free-throw line. On Dec. 30, 2017, Calixte set the program record for most consecutive free throws made in a season after making his 34th-straight shot from the foul line in a loss to Columbia. The record was originally set during Maine’s 1960-61 season.
He also was an America East All-Conference third-team selection this season.
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