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Oklahoma State Announces Signings of Bryce Williams and Bernard Kouma

Bryce Williams and Bernard Kouma sign with the Pokes.

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Mike Boynton’s two most recent commitments were made official Thursday.

The program announced the signings of Bryce Williams and Bernard Kouma to solidify Oklahoma State’s 2020-21 roster.

Williams committed to OSU on June 16, shortly following the departure of Yor Anei. He spent last season with Ole Miss, but before that he played junior college ball at Daytona State for two seasons.

At Daytona State, Williams played under OSU assistant Erik Pastrana. Williams’ Ole Miss numbers were solid, but not extraordinary. He scored 3.1 points a game, but he shot the 3 at an efficient rate, draining 44 percent of his attempts.

Williams is entering his senior season, but he might have to redshirt this year before playing as a redshirt senior in 2021-22. It all depends on whether he receives a waiver from the NCAA.

Kouma committed to the program on Monday. A 6-foot-10 incoming sophomore, Kouma spent last season at South Plains College.

Originally from N’Djamena in Chad, Africa, Kouma came to the United States for high school. 247Sports listed Kouma as a three-star recruit in the 2019 class, where he signed with Brad Underwood’s Illinois. He didn’t make it to campus in Champaign, though, as he went the junior college route.

As a high school senior at Christ Our Savior Lutheran in New York, Kouma averaged 14.3 points, 11 rebounds and 1.5 blocks a game.

OSU’s two newest additions makes it eight newcomers joining the five returning players on scholarship. It’s a team that, on paper, should be by far the best in Boynton’s tenure, but it will be interesting to see how all these pieces mesh on the floor.

Returners:

Isaac Likekele
Kalib Boone
Keylan Boone
Avery Anderson
Chris Harris

Newcomers:

Cade Cunningham
Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe
Rondel Walker
Donovan Williams
Montreal Pena
Ferron Flavors
Bryce Williams
Bernard Kouma

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