The Oklahoma State Basketball season has drawn to a close, and such is life in the 21st Century, we immediately shift our focus to the future. The Pokes have been hyper-active on the transfer market over the last few days. That’s a good sign for a roster that’s going to see a virtual overhaul next season.
Oklahoma State eyeing St. John’s transfer C Tariq Owens, but a return to St. John’s is not out of the question:
St. John’s transfer Tariq Owen is down to Maryland, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Texas Tech, Western Kentucky, ODU & VCU.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) March 23, 2018
St. John’s graduate transfer Tariq Owens is considering Oklahoma State, according to Evan Daniels.
Owens is a 6’11” center who will be eligible immediately wherever he decides to go. His addition won’t make or break Oklahoma State, but he seems to be pretty mobile and athletic for a center of his size. Check out some highlights:
Bonus: While doing a little digging on Owen, I came across this article from the Washington Post. His mother passed away in 2009 to pancreatic cancer, and it’s brought him and his father closer. Great read.
Pittsburgh transfer guard has heard from Oklahoma State:
The Pittsburgh Panthers are coming off an 0-18 campaign in the ACC, and with Kevin Stallings out as head coach, it appears a mass exodus could be in the works. That would spell disaster for Pitt, but for teams like Oklahoma State, it could be a massive boost.
6’5” guard Parker Stewart is on the transfer market, and the Cowboys are interested in him, according to reports.
Pittsburgh transfer Parker Stewart has heard from Maryland, Nebraska, USC, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, St. John's, WKU, Wyoming and North Florida, he tells @247Sports.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) March 22, 2018
Stewart also noted that playing for his dad at UT-Martin was an option.
Pittsburgh freshman Parker Stewart has asked for his full unconditional release, sources told ESPN. Terrific shooter. Averaged 9.1 points per game. Finished in top two in ACC play in 3's made, first in 3-point field goal percentage and top 3 in 3's made per game.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 15, 2018
Stewart averaged 9.1 points for a historically bad Pitt team, and shot over 38 percent from three. He was one of the lone bright spots for them this season.
Much like Owens, Stewart wouldn’t make or break the Cowboys, but adding a guard with his size and skillset could be a boost to the program. Unlike Owens, Stewart would have to sit out for a season due to current NCAA transfer rules.
Mason Rudolph talks about Oklahoma State career on NFL Network:
Mason Rudolph will be featured on the NFL Network every week leading up to the draft, and the first installment aired last night. Rudolph discussed his time at Oklahoma State, what he’s most proud of, and more. This will be fun to watch every week.