STILLWATER – The potential for one-and-done status has been attached to Le'Bryan Nash since well before his arrival at Oklahoma State.
Now that he's finally playing better, and consistently, Nash was asked and answered the lingering question about his future Monday. And while not a full commitment to returning, he put solid odds on a sophomore basketball season with the Cowboys.
“I can tell you this,” Nash said, “it's 70 percent I'm coming back. I can tell you that. I feel I'm not having a big (enough) year to go to the NBA. I really feel like I could come back and really make an impact.
“I'm just going by this season right now. I just keep playing right now. I'm not really looking at the NBA.”
OSU coach Travis Ford said he and Nash “haven't even talked about it,” yet indicated that he expected Nash to be back for another season.
Currently, Nash's draft stock is all over the board, ranging from late first round to not being drafted at all.
Nash, OSU's second-leading scorer at 13.4 points per game, is averaging 15.0 points in Big 12 Conference play, where he's scored in double figures in eight straight games.