Guard C.J. Noland (Waxahachie, Texas), who played the past two seasons at Oklahoma, will transfer to Saint Louis University, SLU head coach Travis Ford announced today.
Noland will take advantage of the NCAA’s one-time transfer waiver and is immediately eligible for the 2023-24 season. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
“We are really excited about C.J. joining our Billiken Basketball program,” Ford said. “He has an incredible future ahead of him. He comes from a great basketball family and we believe he is going to come in and make an immediate impact.
“C.J. brings a great skill-set in that he can play multiple positions,” Ford said. “He is a great shooter, can put the ball on the floor one-on-one, and has a great understanding of the game. He brings us some great toughness as well.”
Noland appeared in 59 games (eight starts) in two seasons at Oklahoma, averaging 3.6 points while shooting better than 45 percent from the field.
Noland was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team in 2021-22 after averaging 3.9 points his rookie year. He turned in 3.2 points last season and started the first eight games of the 2022-23 campaign for the Sooners.
A graduate of Waxahachie High School outside of Dallas, Noland was a four-star recruit according to Rivals and 247Sport. Rivals rated him 86th nationally and the 20th-best shooting guard in the recruiting class. Noland’s father, Belvis, played men’s basketball at Kansas State.