Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma State lost its only remaining experienced frontcourt player Friday when Kenny Cooper decided to transfer.
"Kenny has chosen to leave our team," coach Sean Sutton said. "It was a tough decision for him, and it was a lengthy process. But eventually, it boiled down to him wanting to play closer to home."
Cooper, a 6-foot-10 center, averaged 4.7 points and 3.1 rebounds last season as a sophomore. He started 11 games while splitting time in the post with senior David Monds.
The Cowboys also lost forward Mario Boggan, their leading scorer, and guard JamesOn Curry, their second-leading scorer, from last season's team that went 22-13 and lost to Marist in the opening round of the NIT.
The Cowboys could now be dependent on freshmen Martavius Adams, a 6-8 forward from Georgia, and Ibrahima Thomas, a 6-11 center from Senegal, for production in the post.