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OSU’s Point Guard Solution?

Where does Fred Gulley live? I need to send him a thank you not.

Because he (and others) transferred last season, OSU now has a gaping hole at point guard. That sounds like a terrible predicament, right? Wrong. Enter junior point guard, Stevie Clark from Douglass High School.

Wait? How is a junior point guard going to help OSU this season?

Glad you asked. The soon-to-be-all-world senior is considering flipping the switch on graduation and heading straight to the big time.

Clark’s coached moved on to greener pastures (literally) at Mustang High and Clark said if his assistant doesn’t get the job then he’s out (wait…on second thought…).

He currently has somewhere between 26 and 102 offers from schools around the country (depending on who you ask) but you have to think one of the two in-state schools currently dying for some point guard play is firmly in the derby.

Especially considering the fact that he’s barely 17 years old and seems to be fairly close with his family.

There’s been talk of Ford handing Keiton’s his extra scholarship to a Juco point guard or just sitting on it until next season when OSU will only have two or three (depending on how you feel about Jurick’s achilles) scholarships freed up by exiting seniors.

Am I saying a 17-year old is the answer? No, but if you don’t think Ford needs to partake in some of this then you haven’t watched OSU hoops in a while…

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  • pokefan928

    I’ll probably get plastered for saying this, but I’d rather have Fred Gulley. I think OSU will have plenty of people who can score. I’d want someone who can distribute the ball and play defense. I know this is only one video of one game, but I think OSU has had enough 5’9″ score-first point guards over the past couple years. And we still have one on campus in Guerrero.

    • PJ

      I have to agree here. I am usually in line with the Pistols mind set, but we diverge on this one. I of the line of thinking that we do not need an undersized shoot first PG on this team at all. I know other issues factored in, but that is exactly what Rey Penn and R. Dowell were. You could argue the other side of the fence with John Lucas, but I lean towards the school of thought that he was the exception to the rule. Of course I could also eat my own shoe if Clark comes to GIA and makes us a disgustingly lethal team full of scorers, but I am leery of thinking that based on our past.

      Before we can do ANYTHING as a basketball team, Ford has to figure out what the heck our identity is. This will not be the first time/preseason he has said we will be a run and gun type of team…

  • Poke

    How big is this kid? Can’t even imagine a 17 year old being able to jump into D1 ball.

    • bMyles

      Why can’t you imagine a 17 year old kid playing D1 hoops?
      How many 18 year old kids have played at the NBA level?
      It’s not crazy.
      And living in OKC, I can attest that this kid is UNreal. He does it all. He’s fast, he’s a good passer, he can score at will, he plays hard, and he seems to be a pretty smart player too. I’m guessing he isn’t done growing either.
      Anybody would be foolish not to want him on their team.

      Stevie Clark : Fred Gulley :: James Harden : Thabo Sefalosha

      Give me Clark and Jimmy.

  • Nick

    I’m not big on small guards either, but this kid can shoot. Plus he averaged 11 assists a game last year, so he might be a score-first guard but he can also dish the rock.

  • Nate

    Oh my gosh… Who in their right mind would still want Gulley? He was the most offensive inept guard I can ever remember. He. Was. Terrible.

    We don’t necessarily need an all american point guard we just need A point guard. Let’s focus on that first.