With rumors flying about suspended guard Stevie Clark, Oklahoma State basketball coach Travis Ford issued a statement Tuesday night regarding the status of the Cowboy freshman.
“Stevie Clark is not currently with the Cowboys due to personal matters,” Ford said in the statement. “He continues to be a valued member of the Cowboy Basketball family. The timetable for his return will be evaluated in the near future.”
Clark was initially suspended for Monday night's game at South Florida for disciplinary reasons, yet also sent home to Oklahoma. The Cowboys remained in Florida to prepare for the Old Spice Classic, a three-game tournament in Kissimmee that begins Thursday with a game against Purdue.
Clark's mother, Dorshell told The Oklahoman on Tuesday that she agreed that her son deserved to be disciplined, yet declined to discuss what had happened, backing Ford and the Cowboys' coaching staff in the matter.
A freshman and former two-time state player of the year out of Douglass High, Clark has been a key figure for the Cowboys off the bench. Through four games, he was averaging 9.8 points and a team-best 5.0 assists, providing depth at the point guard spot.
OSU won without Clark Monday night, beating South Florida 93-67.