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Which basketball players are transferring to Oklahoma State? Here's the list

STILLWATER — Roster movement in college basketball is as impactful as any sport, and Oklahoma State is likely to face its fair share this offseason with the firing of coach Mike Boynton.

The Cowboys graduated three players who came to the program as transfers and have some other questions lingering after their 12-20 season as new coach Steve Lutz takes over.

Here’s a look at the movement on the OSU men’s basketball roster:

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Coming to OSU

Marchelus Avery, Sr.*, Central Florida

Going from one Big 12 program to another, the 6-foot-7, 210-pound Avery will spend his final season of college basketball with the Cowboys. After beginning his career at the junior-college level in Florida, Avery spent two years at New Mexico State, then landed at UCF last season. There, he averaged 7.6 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 34.3% from 3-point range. He finished the year with 11 double-digit offensive performances, including a season-high 22 against South Dakota State last November.

Khalil Brantley, Sr., LaSalle

A native of the Bronx, New York, Brantley heads to Oklahoma State coming off a junior season in which he averaged 15.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound point guard had seven games in which he scored at least 20 points and 12 games with at least five assists. Over the last two seasons, he’s had 50 steals and shot 33.1% from 3-point range. Brantley has one season of eligibility remaining.

Davonte Davis, Sr.*, Arkansas

A veteran of the Southeastern Conference, Davonte Davis — known as Devo — comes to OSU having appeared in 130 career games with 85 starts over the past four years at Arkansas. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound left-hander has averaged 8.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists for his career and was named to the All-SEC Defensive team in March. His best season came as a junior in 2022-23 when he averaged 10.9 points per game and shot 34.9% from 3-point range. He also averaged 4.4 rebounds and had 48 steals in 35 games. Davis has one year of eligibility remaining.

Arturo Dean, Jr., Florida International

The first roster addition for new coach Steve Lutz, Dean is a 5-foot-11 point guard who averaged 12.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists over his first two seasons of college basketball at Florida International. His 106 steals led the nation last season. Originally from Miami, Florida, Dean shot 30.1% from 3-point range last season and has two years of eligibility remaining.

Robert Jennings II, Jr., Texas Tech

A 6-foot-7, 230-pound forward, Jennings was in the regular rotation for Texas Tech last season, appearing in 31 games and making 10 starts. His role was limited early in the season, but grew until he became a starter at the end of the year. For the season, he averaged 4.4 points and 3.3 rebounds, though he had three double-digit scoring games. A native of DeSoto, Texas, Jennings has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Brandon Newman, RSr.*, Western Kentucky

It took more than a month, but Lutz lured one of his former Hilltoppers to Stillwater. Newman, a 6-foot-5, 195-pound guard, averaged 10.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists last season. Coming out of high school in Valparaiso, Indiana, Newman initially signed with Purdue while Lutz was an assistant coach there. He spent four seasons with the Boilermakers before transferring to Western Kentucky a year ago. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Abou Ousmane, Sr.*, Xavier

A career 1,000-point scorer, the 6-foot-10, 244-pound Ousmane comes to OSU after one season at Xavier, which followed three at North Texas. Last season, he averaged 6.7 points and 6.4 rebounds, concluding the season with a 10-point, 10-rebound game that moved him to 1,008 career points. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Ousmane has one year of eligibility remaining.

*Super-senior

Oklahoma State Vice President and Athletic Director Chad Weiberg and President Dr. Kayse Shrum introduce head men's basketball coach Steve Lutz during an introduction ceremony of the at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Thursday, April 4, 2024.
Oklahoma State Vice President and Athletic Director Chad Weiberg and President Dr. Kayse Shrum introduce head men's basketball coach Steve Lutz during an introduction ceremony of the at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Thursday, April 4, 2024.

In the transfer portal

Naz Brown, guard

A walk-on from Fort Worth, Texas, Brown appeared in 10 games over two seasons with the Cowboys. He was the last walk-on left with the program following the graduation of Brooks Manzer, Weston Church and Carson Sager after the 2024 season.

Eric Dailey Jr., forward (UCLA)

The 6-foot-8 Dailey, who came to OSU as a four-star recruit out of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, averaged 9.3 points and 4.8 rebounds in his freshman season. He shot 49.6% from the field and 33.3% from 3-point range as part of a highly impactful freshman class. He had a wide variety of offers coming out of high school and also could pursue professional options.

Brandon Garrison, center (Kentucky)

The 6-foot-11 Del City product and former McDonald’s All-American turned in a strong freshman year, averaging 7.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game with 47 blocked shots in 32 games. His scoring average increased to 8.8 per game in conference play thanks to a trio of 20-point games.

Justin McBride, forward (Nevada)

The third member of OSU’s strong 2023 signing class to go in the portal, McBride joined Dailey and Garrison on April 15. The 6-foot-8 product of Plano, Texas, averaged 6.5 minutes per game over 24 games. He averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds, shooting 52.1% from the floor and 28.6% from 3-point range.

Javon Small, point guard (West Virginia)

The dynamic point guard was a honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by the coaches, averaging 15.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists as a junior. He spent just one season at OSU after two at East Carolina. Originally from South Bend, Indiana, Small has one year of eligibility remaining.

Quion Williams, guard (Abilene Christian)

After averaging 28.2 minutes per game, second-most on the team, and playing a key role defensively, 6-foot-5 wing Quion Williams has entered the transfer portal, per reports. Williams averaged 7.5 points per game in his sophomore season and led the team in rebounding at 5.5 per game, as well as steals with 34 for the season.

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Feb 28, 2024; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys guard John-Michael Wright (51) drives around UCF Knights forward Ibrahima Diallo (11) during the first half at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Mandatory Credit: William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 28, 2024; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys guard John-Michael Wright (51) drives around UCF Knights forward Ibrahima Diallo (11) during the first half at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Mandatory Credit: William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

Out of eligibility

Here are the scholarship players who have exhausted their eligibility after the 2023-24 season:

Jarius Hicklen, guard

The 6-foot-4 guard began his career at Division II Oklahoma Baptist in Shawnee before spending two years at North Florida. That catapulted him to OSU, where he was the team’s best 3-point shooter at 41 of 106 (38.7%) in his lone season.

Mike Marsh, center

The 6-foot-10 transfer from Jacksonville, Marsh provided depth and experience in the paint, where his defense and rebounding were of value in his only Cowboy season. Playing 11.7 minutes per game, he averaged 3.8 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. More importantly, Marsh served as a mentor to freshmen like Garrison and Eric Dailey Jr.

John-Michael Wright, guard

Spending two years with the Cowboys after transferring from High Point, the 6-foot-1 sharpshooter was the team’s most consistent player through Big 12 play this season, though his impact was more significant. Aside from his leadership presence, Wright played an average of 27.0 minutes per game with 9.4 points and a 3-point percentage of 34.2% over his two seasons.

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