Oklahoma State basketball: Scouting ahead to the 2013-14 season

The Cowboys could look quite similar, or vastly different next season, depending on the stay/go decisions of Marcus Smart, Markel Brown and Le'Bryan Nash, who are all contemplating jumps to the NBA as underclassmen.
by John Helsley Published: March 24, 2013

The Cowboys could look quite similar, or vastly different next season, depending on the stay/go decisions of Marcus Smart, Markel Brown and Le'Bryan Nash, who are all contemplating jumps to the NBA as underclassmen.

A look ahead:

Who's gone

C Philip Jurick. Gave the Cowboys a paint presence and an answer inside when they faced traditional big men, which wasn't often.

Who's back

F Michael Cobbins. Continued to progress following his return from injury, becoming a key cog down the stretch.

G Phil Forte. Played a major role as a true freshman and will be counted on for three more years.

G Kirby Gardner. Backup to Smart, he likely doesn't project as a starter, even if Smart decides to leave.

F Kamari Murphy. Gave the Cowboys solid production in his freshman season and should only develop into a bigger role.

F Marek Soucek. A knee injury set the 7-footer back, leaving him out of rotation plans. Can he develop to add needed depth inside?


by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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