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High Noon Highlights (5/4): Lindy Waters on carrying his family legacy

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Lindy Waters III takes pride in his name:

Hallie Hart wrote a fantastic feature on OSU Men’s Basketball senior Lindy Waters on what his family legacy means to him.

“Once I got older, it was really realizing that I’m making my own name at the same time,” Waters said. “So it’s like two different legacies being filled, making sure my father and my grandfather’s name lives on the right way as well as my name.”

At 22, he is intertwining those legacies and building them. Waters, from Norman, has played three seasons as a Cowboy guard, but his name is familiar to many beyond his home state. People across Oklahoma and in other states, from Washington to Arizona to Nebraska, ask for him to work with their children on the basketball court. Fans of other teams tell his dad they support Waters and watch his games because they are proud to see him represent Native Americans as an athlete with Kiowa and Cherokee heritage. His face appears on the broadsheet pages of newspapers and in Cowboy basketball videos peppered throughout Twitter and Facebook feeds, putting him in the spotlight as a leader not only for his team but also for aspiring athletes. {Posse Magazine}

Cade Cunningham on his game:

Dave’s Joint got the chance to catch up with Oklahoma State commit Cade Cunningham on what his game great, his journey to OSU and a lot more.

On his strengths and weaknesses in his overall game, he replied, “My strengths, I’m a really, I’m a big-time teammate, I feel like I’m geared toward with playing for my teammates and getting them shots and keeping them happy. I feel I can get my own shot when I need to, I feel like I’m a very versatile player, and you can’t find that in most places. And my weakness is I’m working on my jump shot a lot, my ball handling, keeping it tight as it can be, and making sure that my decision-making is on point.” {Dave’s Joint}

Fowler and Wolff to team team up for charity event:

#GolfSchool will e represented when the PGA raises money for COVID-19 relief.

Oklahoma State will help the U.S. re-enter the sports world in less than two weeks.

On May 17 from 2-6 p.m. at Seminole Golf Club in Florida, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff will tee it up against the No. 1 player in the world, Rory McIlroy, and his partner the No. 5 player in the world, Dustin Johnson, in a skins match to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts.

The match, dubbed TaylorMade Driving Relief (all four golfers use TaylorMade products), has already raised $4 million from UnitedHealth Group and Farmers Insurance, which will go toward the American Nurses Foundation, the CDC Foundation and an organization called Off Their Plate, which “provides nutritious meals to the hospital teams we depend on and economic relief to local restaurant workers who have been most affected by COVID.”

McIlroy and Johnson will play for the nurses. Fowler and Wolff for the CDC Foundation. The Off Their Plate money will be sorted out in a birdies and eagles challenge during the event. {PFB}

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