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Report: Utah guard Kenneth Ogbe to transfer to UVU

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Utah Utes guard Kenneth Ogbe (25) celebrates a three point shot as Utah and BYU play in the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.

Utah Utes guard Kenneth Ogbe (25) celebrates a three point shot as Utah and BYU play in the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.

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Yet another player is transferring to UVU from elsewhere in the Beehive State.

Almost two months after University of Utah guard Kenneth Ogbe decided to leave the Runnin' Utes, he has joined the Wolverine program, a destination that was almost immediately rumored to be his landing spot.

CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein first reported it on Monday.

Hailing from Munich, Germany, the 6-foot-6, 195-pound Ogbe was a reliable outside shooter during his time in Salt Lake City, but was severely hampered by injuries over the course of his last two seasons.

In particular, he saw action in just five games during the 2015-2016 campaign, playing a total of 62 minutes.

"I'm grateful for my time at Utah and am thankful to the coaches, academic advisors, professors and teammates that helped me succeed and graduate this past summer," Ogbe said, also noting athletic trainer Trevor Jameson's role in helping him get healthy. "I'm so excited to continue my college basketball career and education at Utah Valley."

Ogbe is the fourth player to transfer to UVU from another in-state school in just over a year. He joins former BYU Cougars Isaac Neilson, Jake Toolson and Cory Calvert.

"We are thrilled to welcome Kenneth to Utah Valley," said Wolverines head coach Mark Pope. "He is extremely versatile and incredibly talented. He can play every position out on the floor. He's a great kid and will be able to help us out right away."

Ryan McDonald is a sports reporter at DeseretNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @ryanwmcdonald.