An emojis-only tweet from Mike Boynton can only mean one thing.
— Mike Boynton (@thacoachmike) April 16, 2021
Oklahoma State picked up a transfer at a position of need in former Syracuse power forward Woody Newton, he announced on Twitter on Friday.
New Beginnings ⚫️! #NewEra | #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/nM7rHvt6yK— Woody Newton (@Woody4x_) April 16, 2021
Newton played in just 11 games as a true freshman at Syracuse last season but showed a promising shooting stroke. Newton hit on nearly 39 percent of his three-pointers last season, averaging 3.5 points over a grand total of 87 minutes played for the season. Newton was a three-star recruit ranked No. 147 nationally according to 247sports. The Baltimore, Maryland, native will have all four years of eligibility left.
At 6-foot-8, Newton adds needed size to the interior for the Cowboys. He joins rotation players Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, Kalib Boone and Bernard Kouma in the frontcourt. The Cowboys are expected to return everyone from last season outside of Cade Cunningham (NBA draft), Ferron Flavors (transferred to Robert Morris) and potentially Bryce Williams.
OSU has no committed players in its class of 2021 and Newton is the first new addition to the squad for next season. Look for Boynton to add one or two more players to the squad before next season, particularly through the transfer portal.