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OSU lands Texas Tech transfer Tyreek Smith

Oklahoma State adds needed depth at forward.

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma State has secured the commitment of former Texas Tech power forward Tyreek Smith.

Smith averaged 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 8.6 minutes per game as a redshirt freshman last season and was second on the team in total blocks at 21. Smith impressed as a three-star prospect at Trinity Christian High School (TX), averaging 17.9 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks as a senior.

Smith provides some needed size to the Cowboys roster at 6-foot-8 and 220 pounds. Smith joins Kalib and Keylan Boone, Bernard Kouma, Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe and fellow transfer Woody Newton as Cowboys who are 6-7 or taller. Ranked No. 144 in the class of 2019, Smith should compete for minutes as soon as he’s eligible.

Smith and Newton are the only players Oklahoma State has brought in for this recruiting cycle and have one more scholarship spot left to fill pending the results of current NCAA sanctions being appealed by the university. Those sanctions include loss of scholarship spots. Oklahoma State is still in the running for a number of transfer players including Kansas’ Bryce Williams and Georgia’s Sahvir Wheeler.