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OSU basketball: Cowboys sign point guard Tyree Griffin

While just 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, Griffin was named Large Schools Player of the Year by the New Orleans Times-Picayune as a senior, as well as the No. 1 player in the state of Louisiana according to NOLA.com’s Terrific 20.
by John Helsley Published: April 16, 2014
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Oklahoma State’s basketball roster for next season remains a work in progress, with ongoing moving parts.

Moving in, officially now: New Orleans point guard Tyree Griffin, a month-long commitment who signed his national letter-of-intent Wednesday, the first day of the regular signing period.

While just 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, Griffin was named Large Schools Player of the Year by the New Orleans Times-Picayune as a senior, as well as the No. 1 player in the state of Louisiana according to NOLA.com’s Terrific 20.

The Cowboys lose the two players who handled the point last season, with Marcus Smart and Markel Brown moving on. They added junior college point guard Jeff Newberry in the early signing period and fortify the position with Griffin.

“I felt like OSU was the right school for me,” Griffin said. “With Marcus Smart leaving (for the NBA), I think I can come in and help out right away.”

Griffin averaged 17.2 points, six assists and 5.6 rebounds per game in leading Landry-Walker High School to the Class 4A state championship. He was named Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.

“He is a dynamic point guard who affects the game on both ends of the court,” said Cowboys coach Travis Ford. “He brings great toughness and winning attitude.”

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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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