Oklahoma State guard Phil Forte fully participated in practice for the first time since his injury last November.
Forte, a senior, tore a ligament in his elbow during a non-conference game against Towson on Nov. 19. Travis Ford, the Cowboys' then-head coach, initially gave no timetable for Forte's return. It was then reported in early January that Forte's return was unlikely. A medical redshirt was eventually used to allow him to enjoy a full senior year.
In the three games that he did play (including the game where he sustained the injury), Forte averaged 13.3 points per game.
The return of Forte gives the Cowboys a fearsome backcourt duo with sophomore Jawun Evans at point guard. Evans, who sustained an injury of his own in the Cowboys' overtime loss to Texas Tech on Feb. 3, averaged 12.9 points and 4.9 assists last year. Evans served as one of the only bright spots of the Cowboys' 2015-2016 season.
Expect Forte and Evans to start alongside each other at the one and two positions. The rest of the starting five is currently unknown.