We talked earlier this week about Oklahoma State basketball coach Mike Boynton going after point guard Michael Weathers, a transfer from Miami of Ohio. Now it looks like the hard work of Boynton and new assistant coach John Cooper is paying off.
Weathers is set to make an official visit to Stillwater later this month.
Miami-Ohio transfer Michael Weathers (16.7 ppg) told ESPN visiting Nevada on 14th, Arkansas on 17th, Xavier on 20th, Oklahoma State on 25th.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 8, 2017
The MAC Freshman of the Year will also visit Nevada, Arkansas, and Xavier. The news comes just a day after the Cowboys officially offered Michael a scholarship.
PG transfer Michael Weathers just earned a scholarship from Oklahoma State (@_MKJ24), he tells me.— Julius Kim (@JKimElevate) April 7, 2017
The 6-foot-2 point guard has said in a previous interview that he wants to play closer to home. He and his twin brother are from Overland Park, Kansas, so I would think Oklahoma State and Arkansas would have the edge there.
Also in the Cowboys’ favor is new assistant Cooper, who was Weathers’ head coach at Miami (Ohio) last season, before he was let go.
The other factor in play is Michael’s twin brother Marcus, a 6-foot-5 small forward. The two both played for the Miami (Ohio), but there’s no word on if they plan to stick together again or go separate paths, or how Marcus is leaning.
Last season, as a freshman, Michael 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 was the team’s third leading scorer 9.7 and added 6.0 rebounds per game.
Michael (and Marcus for that matter) will have to sit out a season no matter where he lands, so while he won’t be a great benefit this season, the Cowboys need some depth at point guard. Landing Michael would be big for Boynton. Landing his brother too certainly wouldn’t hurt!