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Former Cowboy Justin McBride Commits to Nevada

McBride joins up with Steve Alford in Reno.



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Another Mike Boynton Era Cowboy has found his next landing spot.

Justin McBride on Monday announced he has committed to Nevada. McBride was a later entry to the portal than most, going in on April 15. He was a freshman for Oklahoma State this past season, where he played in 24 games and averaged 2.5 points and 1.5 rebounds a game.

McBride joins a Nevada squad that went 26-8 this past season, earning a spot in the NCAA Tournament under Steve Alford — whose name was tossed around for the OSU vacancy.

Listed at 6-foot-8, 230 pounds, McBride put up a career-high eight points against Sam Houston, a game in which he went 2-for-4 from 3. He was the Big 12’s youngest active player during the 2023-24 season, according to OSU, as he won’t turn 19 until late July.

He came to Stillwater as a four-star prospect out of Plano, Texas. He reported offers from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Kansas State, Arizona State, TCU and others as a high schooler.

McBride was also part of the Team USA’s FIBA U16 Americas Championship roster in 2021, where he took home a gold medal and averaged 7.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 blocks a game alongside Brandon Garrison and Eric Dailey Jr.

New OSU coach Steve Lutz is in the midst of nearly an entire roster overhaul, as McBride was one of five players to enter the portal since Boynton’s dismissal. OSU also lost three players from last season’s squad because of exhausted eligibility.

McBride joins Dailey (UCLA) and Quion Williams (Abilene Christian) as former Cowboys who have announced their new homes. The only two still in the portal now are Brandon Garrison and Javon Small.

Lutz has pulled in three players from the portal at this point in Arturo Dean (FIU), Robert Jennings II (Texas Tech) and Marchelus Avery (UCF). That trio is set to join up with returners Bryce Thompson, Jamyron Keller and Connor Dow. The Cowboys also have one high school player signed in Jeremiah Johnson.

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