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Oklahoma State basketball: Four-star guard Jared Terrell released from letter of intent

by John Helsley Modified: April 25, 2014 at 6:11 pm •  Published: April 25, 2014

— Oklahoma State’s basketball roster makeover revealed yet another design change Friday.

This time a subtraction: the release of four-star guard Jared Terrell from his letter of intent.

Terrell, a touted recruit signed out of Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, had requested his release because of family issues, including the recent death of a grandmother. OSU coach Travis Ford granted Terrell a full release Friday.

“We are disappointed that Jared won't be a part of the Cowboy Basketball family,” Ford said. “He's had a lot of unfortunate circumstances occur in his life recently, and I understand that his family and their well-being takes precedence. We wish him nothing but the best, and hope that everything works out for him.”

Terrell was considered one of the prize pieces of OSU’s recruiting class, a physical, 6-foot-3 shooting guard who was named MVP of the National Prep Championship, the national tournament for prep schools. He was also a candidate to provide help at the point, where the Cowboys will have two newcomers in junior college signee Jeff Newberry and high school recruit Tyree Griffin … for now.

Ford and his staff were already actively recruiting, targeting a pair of fifth-year senior guards who are transferring with immediate eligibility as graduate students — BYU’s Matt Carlino and Southern Cal’s Byron Wesley. Friday’s news created the latest alteration to OSU’s roster for 2014-15, and came one day after the addition of 7-foot junior college center Anthony Allen, who signed with the Cowboys out of Lamar State in Port Arthur, Texas.

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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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