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Alex Oriakhi has been a physical freak since he was the No. 20 rated player (and No. 5 center) in the Class of 2009.
Last season was supposed to be Oriakhi's year.
After helping the Huskies win it all as a sophomore in 2011, the 6'9" 240 lbs center was supposed to become a featured frontcourt player for UConn in 2011-12.
He was going to build off of his 9.6 PPG and 8.7 RPG second-season.
But, Andre Drummond showed up and Jim Calhoun left for medical reasons for more than a month.
UConn went from being a national contender to a team that barely made the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
As a junior, Oriakhi regressed, only averaging 6.8 PPG and 4.8 RPG and playing 21 minutes per game.
To add insult to injury, UConn was banned from playing in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, and Oriakhi left Storrs for his senior year.
Now a Missouri Tiger, Oriakhi is ready to join a collection of returning stars and incoming transfers to give it one more try as a collegiate player.
Mizzou head coach Frank Heath has a big job ahead of him to effectively combine all of this talent.
Hopefully, Oriakhi will explode and have a monster senior season.