Laurent was in Stillwater this weekend for a visit, which was apparently enough to sway him to pick OSU over his other two finalists, Arkansas and Tulane.
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound forward averaged 9.5 points and five rebounds per game in 22 minutes per game last season. He also shot 53.7 percent from the floor, including 46.7 percent from beyond the arch.
Laurent will be immediately eligible for the Cowboys and will provide valuable depth among the big men. OSU will bring back senior Cam McGriff and sophomore Yor Anei next season and add incoming freshmen Kalib and Keylan Boone. Adding another big man with experience will make things a lot easier for Anei and McGriff next season and put reduced expectation on the Boone twins.
Laurent, an Orlando, Florida native, began his collegiate career at Rutgers, but transferred to UMass after two seasons. He sat out a season due to the NCAA’s transfer rule.
With Laurent’s commitment, OSU has one remaining scholarship available for the 2019 class.