It looks like Brad Underwood will be adding some depth inside for the Cowboys. Jon Rothstein of FanaRag Sports is reporting that St. John’s Center Yankuba Sima is transfering to OSU.
St. John's transfer Yankuba Sima has committed to Oklahoma State, per a source. #SJUBB— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) December 22, 2016
Sima reportedly visited OSU on Tuesday. It must have been one heck of a visit
Sima is a 6-foot-11 center from Spain who started 18 games as a freshman last season for the Red Storm. He averaged 7.6 points and 2.5 blocks.
In a press release earlier this month, Sima said, “I want to thank the coaching staff and the administration for all of their support since I arrived at St. John’s. I enjoyed my experience at St. John’s, but right now I feel it is best for me to explore options that will be a better fit for me as I work toward my goals.”
Sima’s choice to transfer could have to do with his drop in playing time. Despite starting 8 of 10 games this season, and averaging 6 points per game, he’s playing more than 5 minutes less a game than his freshman season.
He will have two years of eligibility remaining and will be eligible to play beginning in the spring of 2018.