STILLWATER — Wednesday brought mixed emotions for Oklahoma State basketball coach Travis Ford.
The Cowboys won't have forward Jéan-Paul Olukemi for the immediate future, with another knee injury wrecking another season for the senior, although a medical redshirt remains a possibility.
But the Cowboys added four new recruits for the more long-term future, including recent commit Detrick Mostella, a four-star shooting guard from La Porte, Ind.
And in more news, forward Marek Soucek's knee injury has been diagnosed as a sprain, which should allow him to return to action soon.
Mostella, a 6-3 guard, formerly played in Alabama before moving to Indiana and La Lumiere High School. Seemingly the prize of the class, Mostella is ranked as the nation's No. 68 prospect and No. 22 shooting guard by Rivals.com; No. 83 overall and No. 19 shooting guard by ESPN. Before moving, he was considered the No. 2 prospect in the state of Alabama.
“Detrick might be the best scoring guard in the country,” Ford said. “He's a big-time scorer. He's extremely athletic and has a knack for how to score, from the 3-point line, pull-up jumpers and understands angles.”
OSU's other signees:
* Gary Gaskins, a 6-10 junior-college center from Brevard, N.C. “Loved his athleticism and his presence around the rim,” Ford said. “He's a guy who may be the fastest guy on our court.”