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Oklahoma State Basketball Updates Roster, Listing Heights, Weights of Newcomers

And a look at four new walk-ons.

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Steve Lutz hasn’t yet put the finishing touches on his first Cowboy roster, but Oklahoma State did update its roster page this week, revealing some information about its newcomers.

The roster includes 14 players — 10 scholarship and four walk-ons. It’s almost an entirely new group from Mike Boynton’s final squad with Bryce Thompson, Jamyron Keller and Connor Dow being the only holdovers. Here is a look at the updated roster with some thoughts to follow:

Name Height Weight Class Hometown Former School
Marchelus Avery 6-8 210 5th Richmond, VA NM State/UCF
Jaxton Bobik 6-7 180 R-Fr.
Queen Creek, AZ
Khalil Brantley 5-11 180 Sr. Bronx, NY La Salle
Tyler Caron 6-8 210 Gr. Longview, TX St. Mary’s (TX)
Kirk Cole 6-1 165 Jr. Yukon, OK Troy
Davonte Davis 6-3 185 5th Jacksonville, AR Arkansas
Arturo Dean 5-10 165 Jr. Miami, FL FIU
Connor Dow 6-6 200 So.
Broken Arrow, OK
Robert Jennings 6-8 225 Jr. Desoto, TX Texas Tech
Jamyron Keller 6-1 210 So.
St. Matthews, SC
Brandon Newman 6-4 200 Gr. Valparaiso, IN
Purdue/Western Ky.
Abou Ousmane 6-9 255 5th Brooklyn, NY
North Texas/Xavier
C.J. Smith 6-7 195 So. Oklahoma City Coffeyville CC
Bryce Thompson 6-5 200 Gr. Tulsa, OK Kansas

For starters, no numbers listed yet.

The heights and weights are mostly consistent with where each player was listed at last season, but it isn’t all exact.

Davonte Davis, Arturo Dean, Brandon Newman, Abou Ousmane and Bryce Thompson are all an inch shorter than what they were listed at last season. Khalil Brantley and Jamyron Keller are listed two inches shorter than where they were. Marchelus Avery and Robert Jennings each added an inch. Weights are all within five pounds of where they were except for Ousmane, who is listed 11 pounds heavier than he was at Xavier last season. Connor Dow is the only player to have the same height and weight on this initial roster as he had last season. It’s the dog days of summer, none of this matters all that much.

The Cowboys no doubt need some size, Lutz said as much earlier this month, but Jennings coming in at 6-8, 225 provides a little more comfort in that area. There is also some nice size among OSU’s walk-ons.

Speaking of, let’s go to the walk-ons, who have been unannounced to this point.

One of the names ought to sound familiar in Jaxton Bobik — the son of former Cowboy Daniel Bobik. The younger Bobik was around the program last season but didn’t get in any games.

Next is Tyler Caron, who played at NAIA St. Mary’s last season. At St. Mary’s, Caron averaged 12.3 points and 4.3 rebounds a game while shooting an excellent 44% from 3 on 143 attempts. That’ll play.

Kirk Cole returns to his home state after spending two seasons at Troy. A Southwest Covenant alum, Cole played in seven games during the 2022-23 season with the Trojans.

Another Oklahoma native, C.J. Smith averaged 8.3 points a game last season for Coffeyville Community College (Kansas). He shot 31% from 3 and also averaged 4.6 rebounds a game. He played at Putnam City North High School.

The Cowboys still have three scholarships to give, so this roster will get another update or two as the summer rolls on.

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