Archive for Saturday, September 8, 2007

OSU loses big man Cooper

September 8, 2007


— 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.


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