Alexander had shoulder surgery April 1

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former Oklahoma guard De'Angelo Alexander will transfer to Charlotte, 49ers coach Bobby Lutz said Thursday.

Alexander, whose 9.9 points and five rebounds per game each
ranked third on the Sooners last season, will have two years of
eligibility remaining for the 49ers. He'll sit out next season
because of NCAA transfer guidelines but will be allowed to
practice with Charlotte.

When he announced in April that he was leaving Oklahoma,
Alexander said playing time was among the reasons.

Lutz said Alexander, a 6-foot-5 guard, would fill the holes
created after the 49ers' starting wing players, Eddie Basden and
Brendan Plavich, completed their senior seasons.

"De'Angelo is an excellent fit for our program," Lutz said,
"both in terms of style of play and timing. He's a relentless
rebounder from the wing who can shoot well and create

Alexander dislocated his right shoulder in the Sooners' first
practice last fall, then aggravated the injury in Oklahoma's
season-ending loss to Michigan in the NIT.

Alexander had surgery April 1 and the Sooners had expected him to be out four to five months but return in time for fall practice.

"Charlotte is a place where I will have a great opportunity to
try to help them get to the next level. I want to help them get to
the Final Four within the next couple of years," Alexander said.
"I know coach Lutz is a good coach and they have a real good

"They let you go as long as you get back and defend and that's
the way I like to play. They want to win."