‘I’ve always believed in myself’: Javian McCollum has always known he belongs at this level

The Oklahoma Sooners are set to take on the TCU Horned Frogs after splitting the season series last year. The Sooners were blown out in Fort Worth but had a nice double-digit home win later on in the year.

Hopefully, things are different this time around on the road. The Sooners look like a much better and more athletic team than a season ago which was a big reason for that blowout loss.

A big addition to this team has been Javian McCollum. McCollum was a standout in his two seasons at Siena but decided to transfer to play Power Five basketball.

Adding a transfer guard has been a common theme for the Sooners in the Porter Moser era whether it was Grant Sherrfield a year ago or Jordan Goldwire the year before that.

McCollum talked about why he has felt he always belonged at this level. “I’ve always believed in myself because of the hard work I put in,” McCollum said. “That’s never a factor, me not believing in myself. I believe in myself, I believe in my teammates, I believe in my coaching staff and we’re all in it together. We all want to win.”

McCollum’s scoring is only slightly down this season compared to last season (15.9 to 14.7) but his field goal percentage, three-point percentage and rebounds are all up with his turnovers going down.

He’s been a vital part of the success so far this season and the Sooners hope that continues as the season progresses.

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