On Thursday night, now-former Oklahoma State point guard Jawun Evans became the Cowboys’ first player to be drafted into the NBA since Marcus Smart and Markel Brown in 2011.
It also put OSU into an elite group of schools to have at least one player drafted into each of the big three major league sports; NBA, NFL, and MLB (sorry NHL).
18 schools had at least 1 player taken in each of the #NFLDraft, ⚾#MLBDraft, and #NBADraft this year. pic.twitter.com/dtRVtWptc4— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) June 23, 2017
While OSU didn’t have the most players taken of the 18 schools, it was one of only three Big 12 schools to make the list joining Texas and Kansas State.
**Me trying to find OU anywhere on this list**
Of those on the list, OSU had the 14th most total players at nine. Here's the full list.
Vincent Taylor - 6th Round #194 - Miami Dolphins
Chris Carson - 7th Round #249 - Seattle Seahawks
Tyler Buffett - 6th Round #167 - Cincinnati Reds
Trey Cobb - 8th Round #247 - New York Mets
Garrett McCain - 10th Round #305 - Detroit Tigers
Garrett Benge - 13th Round #401 - Boston Red Sox
Blake Battenfield - 17th Round #507 - Chicago White Sox
Carson Teel - 37th Round #1121 - Boston Red Sox
Jawun Evans - 2nd Round #39 - Los Angeles Clippers
While none of the players taken were in the upper rounds, it’s still impressive to continue to see Oklahoma State develop players into pros.
Good luck to all of them. Here’s hoping we get to see them playing in their league for a long time.