OSU basketball: Cowboys coach Travis Ford still sorting out lineup

Ford said he thinks Anthony Hickey and Jeff Newberry, a transfer from New Mexico Junior College, can play either guard spot.
By Cody Stavenhagen, Staff Writer, cstavenhagen@opubco.com Published: June 18, 2014
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STILLWATER — Anthony Hickey started three years as LSU’s point guard, but Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford isn’t ready to declare the spot locked down.

“It’s early right now,” Ford told The Oklahoman on Wednesday. “He’s a guy that can play a couple of positions. Those are things we’ll work through in the summer and early fall.”

Ford said he thinks Hickey and Jeff Newberry, a transfer from New Mexico Junior College, can play either guard spot.

Ford said his loves Hickey’s skill set, and also said Newberry has shown he can play.

“(Newberry) has been extremely impressive in our workouts so far,” Ford said. “He’s somebody who can play multiple positions. He can play with Phil Forte, with Anthony, with (Le’Bryan Nash). He has some experience. We’ve been very impressed with him so far, and we’re really excited about him.”

Ford also said incoming freshman Tyree Griffin, who fits the pure point guard mold, will be in the mix.

“He comes in at a great time where we’re going to expect him to play, but he’s not going to have the pressure on him right away and he’ll be able to learn as his role increases, Ford said.



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