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BREAKING: Brandon Averette requests release, will transfer from Oklahoma State.

The Oklahoma State point guard room just got smaller.

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Cowboy guard Brandon Averette announced today that he is transferring from Oklahoma State. Averette averaged 6.3 points and 2.9 assists on 19.9 minutes per game.

This move comes as a surprise with incumbent starter Kendall Smith finishing up his graduate transfer season. Averette averaged nearly 20 minutes per game in a backup role and was slated at have at least the same role next year. The only other true point guard on the roster is transfer Michael Weathers, which could mean that Averette knows something that the rest of us don’t.

Oklahoma State is still in the running for 4-star guard Courtney Ramey and are pursuing options on the transfer market as well. USC-Upstate grad transfer Mike Cunningham is reportedly interested in the Pokes, as well as Parker Stewart (formerly of Pitt). Of note, however, Stewart would not be eligible to play next season, due to the NCAA’s non-graduate transfer rules.

Mike Boynton did pick up Indiana transfer Curtis Jones midseason. Jones, listed as a 6-4 shooting guard, will likely be forced to handle some time at the point when he becomes eligible to play.

The list of teams that the guard from Richardson, Texas will consider is unknown at this time. Thank you for two great years in Cowboy Orange #0!