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Oklahoma State Basketball in the Hunt For Two Transfer Guards

Both players would be great additions to the team.

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With Jawun Evans now officially gone and the decommitment of 2017 recruit Amauri Hardy, Oklahoma State is going to be short on point guards next season.

As of right now, sophomore Brandon Averette and 2017 commit Zach Dawson will be the only true point guards on the roster next season. You would generally like to have at least three.

There are still uncommitted class of 2017 point guards, including 3-star Chris Giles who is considering Oklahoma State. However, Mike Boynton appears to be looking at transfers to help fill the hole.

Boynton has reportedly reached out to two transfer guards, Mark Alstork (Wright State) and Michael Weathers (Miami of Ohio).

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Alstork just wrapped up his junior season with the Raiders where he averaged 19.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.5 assists. He was named first team in Horizon League this season. As a graduate transfer, Alstork would be immediately eligible for whatever team he chooses.

Here’s the thing, he might not be looking for another college home. Right now Alstork is testing the NBA waters, but has not hired an agent, meaning he has until May 24th to decide to return to college. He will be a highly sought after player if he does choose to return.

Weathers on the other hand, is a much more interesting prospect, especially considering Boynton has hired his former head coach, John Cooper, from Miami of Ohio.

Marcus (left) and Michael Weathers
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Both Michael and his twin brother Marcus are transferring. Michael is a 6-foot-2 point guard who lead his team in scoring with 16.7 points per game to go along with 4.8 assists and 4.2 rebounds. His brother Marcus is a 6-5 small forward who averaged 9.7 points (third best on the team) and 6.0 rebounds per game.

In a recent article with The Kansas City Star, Michael said he and his brother are transferring because they, “just want to be closer to home or have a different opportunity.” Michael also says his dream was “always to play at KU.”

The boys are from Overland Park, Kansas, so while Stillwater isn’t as far away as Miami, Ohio (4 1/2 hour drive vs 9 hour drive), if they get an opportunity to play together somewhere in Kansas, it may be hard to sway them to Oklahoma State.

Both would be solid additions to the team, however in the short term, both would have to sit out a season. So while the addition of the twins would be great in the long term, they won’t solve the problem of the upcoming season.

Whether he lands one of these players or not, finding another point guard for next season has to be one of Boynton’s top priorities along with filling out his staff.