With plenty of players moving in and out since Oklahoma State lost to Gonzaga in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Cowboys might face an identity crisis in the 2014-15 season.
But it’s not exactly a new situation for OSU. In Travis Ford’s six-year tenure as coach, the program has been through all sorts of turnover. The numbers for scholarship players since Ford’s first recruiting class in 2009 speak for themselves.
OSU SIGNEES UNDER TRAVIS FORD
Brian Williams and Kamari Murphy are the latest examples, but more than 40 percent of Ford recruits have transferred before their careers were over, including the entire six-player 2009 recruiting class.
Left for other reasons: 3
Steve Clark was dismissed. Darrell Williams left the team because of his sexual assault trial (his initial conviction was overturned in April). Gary Gaskins left in 2014 for undisclosed personal reasons.
Left early for NBA: 1
Marcus Smart should be a top-10 pick in June 26’s NBA Draft.
Never played at OSU: 3
2014 recruit Jared Terrell was released from his letter of intent in April. Detric Mostella received a release in 2013. Karron Johnson didn’t qualify academically in 2009, recommitted after playing in junior college and was released again in 2011.
Markel Brown finished his four-year career, and Philip Jurick played two seasons after transferring. Jean-Paul Olukemi played one season at Vincennes University before finishing his career at OSU.
Currently in program: 14