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Oklahoma State Center Moussa Cisse Enters Transfer Portal

Cisse leaves as one of OSU’s all-time great shot blockers despite playing in only 61 games.



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A third Cowboy has opted for the transfer portal.

Moussa Cisse on Sunday evening announced his intentions to enter the portal after spending two seasons in Stillwater. Cisse averaged seven points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocks a game as a Cowboy. Cisse’s 1.9 blocks a game rank third on OSU’s all-time list. His 116 total blocks as a Poke rank ninth in program history despite Cisse playing in only 61 games.

“Stillwater, I came to this city without knowing anything about it and I will never take for granted the two years that I’ve spent here,” Cisse wrote. “The people, the fans and the love I received from Stillwater was one of the most amazing things I experienced. They pushed me to give everything I had, every night I played in GIA. These moments will continue to live with me forever! But everything comes to an end, and I will always consider myself and OSU Cowboy. After speaking with my family, I have decided to enter the transfer portal. I appreciate all the love and support the Cowboy fans gave me.

“… I would also like to thank Coach Mike [Boynton] and the rest of the coaching staff at OSU for the two years I spent with them. It was an honor playing for the Cowboys.”

A former five-star recruit, Cisse initially went to Memphis after being a Top 10 prospect in the 2020 class. He was the American Athletic Conference’s Freshman of the Year after averaging 6.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks a game.

He transferred to OSU ahead of last season and averaged 7.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.9 blocks a game as a sophomore. He recorded five double-doubles that season.

Cisse dealt with an ankle injury for much of this past season, but kept pushing through it and finding his way back on the floor. He averaged 6.8 points, eight rebounds and 1.9 blocks a game. He added six more double-doubles to his tally.

Cisse is the third Cowboy to hit the portal, joining Avery Anderson and Kalib Boone. Cisse’s looming departure could make the Cowboys thin in the post next season with Tyreek Smith still having a decision to make whether he will also leave the program as as grad transfer.

OSU does, though, have McDonald’s All-American center Brandon Garrison set to join the fold.

As of now, only John-Michael Wright and Quion Williams have said they’ll return from last season’s roster. Here is an updated look at things.

Announced Returns

John-Michael Wright
Quion Williams

Signed Incoming Freshman

Brandon Garrison
Justin McBride
Jamyron Keller
Connor Dow

Committed (but Unsigned) Incoming Freshman

Eric Dailey Jr. (the signing period opens Wednesday)

In Transfer Portal

Avery Anderson III
Kalib Boone
Moussa Cisse

Exhausted Eligibility

Caleb Asberry
Bernard Kouma


Bryce Thompson
Chris Harris Jr.
Woody Newton
Tyreek Smith

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