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UMass transfer Jonathan Laurent to visit Oklahoma State

The junior forward averaged 9.5 points and 5 rebounds per game for the Minutemen last season.

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With two scholarships still available for the 2019 class, Oklahoma State and Coach Boynton will host UMass graduate transfer Jonathan Laurent this coming weekend.

That’s according to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, who says the Cowboys are among three finalists for Laurent, joining Arkansas and Tulane.

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The 6-foot-6, 220-pound forward from Orlando, Florida actually began his college career at Rutgers, but transferred to UMass after two seasons. Laurent had to sit out a season due to the NCAA’s transfer rule, but had a nice junior season for the Minutemen where he averaged 9.5 points and 5 rebounds in 22 minutes per game. He also shot 46.7% from beyond the arch.

As of now, OSU’s only big men are senior Cam McGriff, sophomore Yor Anei, and incoming freshmen Kalib and Keelan Boone. Mike Boynton is likely looking to add Laurent for depth and bench scoring. More importantly, Laurent would add experience at a position where OSU doesn’t have a lot.

If he chooses Oklahoma State, Laurent will play and compete for minutes with one of the most talented recruiting classes Oklahoma State basketball has ever brought in.