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Yankuba Sima, Tavarius Shine to leave Oklahoma State, pursue pro careers overseas

A bit of a shocker here.

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The 2018-19 season just got a lot more interesting for Mike Boynton and the Oklahoma State staff.

Earlier today, Tavarius Shine announced that he will not return to Stillwater next season, but didn’t offer any specifics. According to reports, Yankuba Sima will also not return, instead opting to pursue a professional career overseas.

Shine moving on doesn’t come as a surprise as he walked during Senior Day festivities, but Sima’s departure is a stunner. The moves leave five scholarship spots open for Oklahoma State, and will now leave the frontcourt essentially decimated. It will be imperative for the Cowboys to perform well on the graduate transfer market to fill the spots.