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Isaiah Miranda Commits to Doug Gottlieb and Green Bay

Gottlieb picks up a former Poke.



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The ties between the Oklahoma State basketball program and the Green Bay basketball program now go beyond Doug Gottlieb.

Gottlieb, a former OSU player turned national radio host and Green Bay coach, on Tuesday picked up a commitment from Isaiah Miranda, who spent part of this past season playing in Stillwater. It’s a big get for Gottlieb and the Phoenix, as Miranda is a 7-foot-1 center with freaky athleticism and some range to boot.

Miranda suffered a hip injury in OSU’s exhibition game against Oklahoma Baptist this past season that kept him out until a Dec. 10 game against Tulsa. He ended up playing just three games and 16 minutes with the Cowboys — totaling eight points and seven rebounds — before departing the program in January.

Green Bay will be Miranda’s third program, as he started his career at NC State, joining Wolfpack a semester early out of high school. He didn’t play a game at NC State before hitting the portal and resurfacing with the Cowboys. So in three semesters, Miranda has played just those 16 minutes of college basketball.

Miranda was a highly touted prospect. Rivals listed him as the No. 28 player in his recruiting class, and he was a consensus four-star recruit. Before his stint at NC State, Miranda also had offers to UConn, UCLA, USC, Texas, Louisville, Oregon and others.

Gottlieb took the Green Bay job earlier this month, taking over after Sundance Wicks left for Wyoming. Gottlieb’s name has come up as a potential candidate the past three times OSU’s job was open, but the major sticking point for the naysayers was that Gottlieb had no college coaching experience. Gottlieb did help out at OSU this past season in a consulting role. He is the program’s all-time leader in assists, playing under legendary coach Eddie Sutton from 1997 to 2000. He averaged 5.2 points and 8.2 assists a game as a Cowboy.

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