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Oklahoma State Officially Announces Signing of East Carolina Transfer Javon Small

Boynton: ‘His ability to create shots for himself and others addresses an area where we need improvement.’



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Two days after pledging to the Pokes, Javon Small has put pen to paper.

Oklahoma State announced Small’s signing on Tuesday. A 6-foot-2, 180-pound point guard, Small averaged 15.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists a game for East Carolina last season. He played in only 18 games before a knee injury kept him out the remainder of the season. Small has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

“We’re really looking forward to having Javon in a Cowboy uniform,” Mike Boynton said in OSU’s release. “His ability to create shots for himself and others addresses an area where we need improvement. He is fearless and selfless.

“His family, especially his mom, Jovanna, has really helped develop a high-level competitor and someone with great desire to win.”

Small fills a playmaking void that the Cowboys had for much of last season. In just 18 games, Small had 100 assists for the Pirates last season. For reference, Bryce Thompson played in 36 games this past season and led OSU with 93 assists.

Small is also a capable 3-point shooter, making 33% of his 108 attempts last season. That percentage would’ve ranked fourth behind Thompson (37%), Caleb Asberry (35%) and John-Michael Wright (34%) among Cowboys. And there’s reason to believe Small’s shooting percentages can improve, as he shot 85% from the foul line last season, a higher percentage than any Cowboy.

Small is the first of what ought to be a few transfers to join the Cowboys. As things stand, OSU has three open scholarships with players still hopping in and out of the portal every day.

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